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36 Stone - 12 Months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
36 Stone - Part of the 36 Group
Head of AETO:
Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, Dean Armstrong QC & William Tyler QC
Address of AETO:
4 Field Court
London
WC1R 5EF
AETO's email:
N/A
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Shipping
Practice areas:
Commercial; Arbitration; Shipping; International Law; International Trade
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation; Pro Bono; Arbitration; Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration)
Circuits:
South eastern; Midlands; London
Tenants:
150
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
10
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
One
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
3 October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
10760c/20/2074
Description
36 Stone invites applications for a 12-month pupillage, to commence in October 2022. The pupillage award is £65,000.

36 Stone is a practice group within The 36 Group. 36 Stone comprises 21 barristers in London, including 2 Queens Counsel. 36 Stone also has Associate Members in other jurisdictions, namely Hong Kong, Singapore, Mauritius and Brunei. The core work undertaken by 36 Stone is Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration, with a particular emphasis on areas of law relating to Shipping& Commodities, International Trade, Energy and International Arbitration. Members of 36 Stone are recommended in the leading directories such as Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

We regard our pupils and our junior-junior tenants as our future and we seek to invest our time and resources to ensure they develop as fully as possible. Pupils are recruited with a view to offering tenancy at the end of the 12 months, if they satisfy our criteria. We have an excellent record of our pupils becoming tenants with us and we want to recruit a pupil who is committed to practising in the 36 Stone key areas of work.

The 36 Group has a proud history of inclusivity and diversity. Applications are welcome from all highly talented applicants including BAME candidates, mature students, overseas students, those experiencing underprivileged circumstances or any form of disability.

Our pupillage is designed to ensure appropriate exposure to all aspects of drafting, advisory work and advocacy in our specialist areas.

In the first six months, a pupil will sit with two pupil supervisors and will be introduced to Shipping, International Trade and international Arbitration. They will attend court and arbitrations and work on papers. During the second 6 months, pupils will continue to work with their supervisors with particular emphasis on paperwork in matters within the practice areas of 36 Stone.

In the event that candidates for pupillage are invited to interview, they will be notified of interviewing days.

The questions that candidates will be asked to address on their application forms are;
1. Written Advocacy: English law should adopt a free-standing principle of good faith in commercial dealings. Do you agree? (500 words or less).
2. Commitment: Why do you want to practise at the commercial Bar. In particular, why do you want to practise shipping law, international arbitration and/or commodities work? (200 words or less).
3. Interpersonal Skills: Describe a difficult encounter you have had with a hostile person. What was the situation, what did you do to engage with them and what was the outcome? (200 words or less).
4. Resilience: Give an example of when you have experienced a difficult set back. What did you do to overcome it and what was the outcome? (200 words or less).
5. Working Under Pressure: Please give an example of a time when you had to carry out a challenging task under pressure. What was the situation, what did you want to achieve, what did you do and what was the outcome? (200 words or less).


Anyone offered a pupillage at 36 Stone will receive a pupillage award package of £65,000. This will consist of a £50,000 financial award, plus £15,000 guaranteed earnings during the 2nd six months of pupillage. Chambers may (at its discretion) advance up to £10,000 of the financial award during the year prior to pupillage commencing. If £10,000 is drawn down in the year preceding pupillage, the remaining £40,000 of the financial award will be evenly distributed to the pupil during the 12 months of pupillage.

The Head of 36 Stone is Charles Debattista and the Director of Clerking is Paul Martenstyn.

Further information about 36 Stone can be found at www.36stone.co.uk
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. Written Advocacy: English law should adopt a free-standing principle of good faith in commercial dealings. Do you agree? (500 words)
  2. Why do you want to practise at the commercial Bar. In particular, why do you want to practise shipping law, international arbitration and/or commodities work? (200 words)
  3. Describe a difficult encounter you have had with a hostile person. What was the situation, what did you do to engage with them and what was the outcome? (200 words)
  4. Give an example of when you have experienced a difficult set back. What did you do to overcome it and what was the outcome? (200 words)
  5. Please give an example of a time when you had to carry out a challenging task under pressure. What was the situation, what did you want to achieve, what did you do and what was the outcome? (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.
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