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Field Court Chambers - 12 Months - September 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Field Court Chambers
Head of AETO:
John Critchley
Address of AETO:
5 Field Court
Gray's Inn
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Business; Family; Property; Housing and Social Welfare; Court of Protection; Public Law
Specialist services:
London; South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£40,000 - £49,999
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
September 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Field Court Chambers is a leading 55-tenant set. Our barristers appear in all superior courts (including the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council), as well as the County Court, Family Court, Court of Protection and a wide range of tribunals. Seven of our members hold part-time judicial appointments.

We undertake a wide range of work that can be broadly categorised as:

• Business: including commercial/company, insolvency, media & entertainment, employment and professional negligence

• Family Law: all areas including domestic and international litigation involving financial provision/remedies, child arrangements and section 8 orders, domestic violence, abduction, adoption, surrogacy and care proceedings

• Housing: possession and eviction, homelessness, allocations and judicial review, anti-social behaviour, housing conditions and service charges, housing policy and regulation

• Property: all areas including landlord and tenant, real property, trusts of land, contentious probate, succession & inheritance matters

• Public law & Court of Protection: judicial review, local government, inquests/ inquiries and election law

Clients cover the spectrum of individuals, partnerships and LLPs, commercial entities and public institutions and local, national and international governments.

Our reputation

We are ranked as a set by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for the expertise of our housing group. The legal directories also recognise the abilities of individual members in specialist areas such as community care, election law, family: children and financial remedies, local government and media & entertainment.

Our members are frequently involved in diverse high-profile disputes. In 2020, two of our barristers were nominated for Bar Pro Bono awards. For more details see

About pupillage with us

Pupillage is divided into three or four seats, with supervisors chosen to ensure you experience the full range of our practice areas. As a pupil, this means you will be exposed to a varied and interesting workload allowing you to experience a wide range of litigation. In your second six you can expect to go to court regularly, acting on a wide variety of matters. By and large these will be your own cases, rather than instruction as a junior to other members of Chambers. Generally our pupils’ applications for tenancy are successful.

How to apply
Field Court does not participate in the Pupillage Gateway. Accordingly, please apply between 4 January and 8 February 2021 using the Field Court Chambers Application Form. The form will be available on our website when the application process opens on 4 January 2021. Please send your completed application form and a formal record of your degree grades to If you have any difficulties downloading the form, please contact Interviews will take place in April 2021 and offers will be made on 7 May 2021.