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Albion Chambers (Family - Matrimonial Finance Matters) - 12 Months - October 202

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Albion Chambers
Head of AETO:
Adam Vaitilingam QC
Address of AETO:
Broad Street
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Family; Personal Injury; Regulatory; Inquiries and Inquests; Mental Health & Court of Protection; Common Law; Property and Land; Employment; White Collar Crime; Crime
Specialist services:
Mediation; Public Access Work
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Albion Chambers was established over 100 years ago and has an excellent reputation across the Western Circuit for integrity, approachability and the highest quality of advice and advocacy. Chambers comprises 72 members, including 3 Queen’s Counsel practising from our bases in Bristol and Taunton. Whilst specialists in their own fields, the breadth of work undertaken by members of chambers as a whole is unrivalled in the South West. More details about the work we do can be found on our website

At Albion Chambers we are committed to ensuring that our pupils receive comprehensive and closely-monitored training in a friendly and supportive environment. During a pupillage at Albion Chambers you can expect to experience training under the guidance of at least two pupil supervisors, and the opportunity to be mentored by one of our junior tenants. Above all you will find a welcoming and friendly atmosphere to support you in your learning and practice.

We are offering three pupillages to commence in October 2021, one in family law (children matters), one in matrimonial finance, and one in general common law. Funding in the first six is by way of a grant of £9,250, with guaranteed earnings in the second six of £9,250 although historically our pupils have earned well in excess of this figure.

How to apply:
We are committed to transparency and equality. As such, all applications for pupillage, even those which are exempt, must be made through the Pupillage Gateway.

Candidates selected for interview will be notified by 2 April 2021 with the interviews expected to be held on 24 and 25 April 2021. Offers of pupillage will be made through the Gateway on 7 May 2021.
Application Questions

The following questions will form the Pupillage Application Questionnaire section of the application form for this pupillage vacancy. These are included here to allow you to prepare in advance.

  1. Why do you believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experiences or skills that you believe may help you in your career. (300 words)
  2. Please identify any additional experiences/skills gained that you believe may help you in your career. (200 words)
  3. What interests you about matrimonial finance law and why do you want to practise in this field? (250 words)
  4. Give reasons for your choice of chambers. (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.