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23 Essex Street - 12 Months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
23 Essex Street
Head of AETO:
John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC
Address of AETO:
23 Essex Street
1 Gray’s Inn Square
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Crime, Commercial
Practice areas:
Crime; Commercial; Regulatory and disciplinary
Specialist services:
Arbitration and Mediation; Public Access Work
South eastern; Northern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£30,000 - £39,999
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
23ES is one of the largest and most respected chambers with a national presence in crime and commercial law. Up to four pupillages will be offered to commence in the Autumn of 2022: two based with our criminal team in London and one with the criminal team in Manchester, and one with the commercial team in Manchester. All pupillages will be funded, with our London pupils receiving an award of £25,000, comprising a grant of £15,000 paid in the first six and £10,000 guaranteed earnings paid in the second six; our Manchester criminal pupil will receive an award of £20,000, comprising a grant of £12,000 in the first six months and £8,000 guaranteed earnings in the second six. Our Manchester commercial pupil will receive an award of £32,000 comprising a grant of £12,000 in the first six and £20,000 guaranteed earnings in the second six.

Chambers runs a compulsory in-house advocacy & practice management course and supports pupils with their external compulsory training.

We regret we are unable to offer our Prospective Pupillage reception evening this year due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. Should that change, we will advertise on our website.
How to apply
Please apply by email to The email should be headed either: “SURNAME, First Name – CRIME Pupillage Application [LOCATION]” or “SURNAME, First name – COMMERCIAL Pupillage Application MANCHESTER”. Your email must include the following two documents in PDF format: (i) Letter (File Name: “SURNAME, First Name – Letter”) The letter is your opportunity to explain why, in your view, we should offer you an interview. The body of the letter must not exceed 400 words. Your letter is a part of your application and will be marked as such; and (ii) Application Form (File Name: “SURNAME, First Name – Application Form”) Your application form must not be more than three pages long. Please download the Application Form relevant to your application from our website. Please complete and send the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form (File Name: “SURNAME, First Name – Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form”) with your application. This is required by our Regulators. It will be kept separate and will not feature in any decision to interview or recruit. Please download the form from our website. Please submit your application by 11:00 hrs on 8th February 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. Preliminary interviews will take place in March 2021 and Second interviews in April 2021. We aim to make offers of pupillage to the selected candidates by 7th May 2021.