Name of AETO:
Thomas More Chambers
Head of AETO:
Geoffrey Cox QC
Address of AETO:
7 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Main practice area:
Employment and Industrial Relations; Crime; Personal Injury; Family; Employment; Commercial; Property; Immigration; Professional Negligence; Arbitration; Civil; Courts Martial
Public Access Work; Arbitration; International Arbitration; Mediation; Pro Bono
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£40,000 - £49,999
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
12 month pupillage
Thomas More Chambers is a leading common law set, now inviting applications for one twelve-month pupillage commencing in October 2022.
Chambers has "an excellent array of barristers" and "an enviable international practice". The clerks are “first rate"; “they go above and beyond to assist counsel, the instructing solicitors and ultimately, the client” (Legal 500).
The set boasts over 50 tenants and door tenants, who practise in a wide range of areas, including crime, personal injury, family, employment, commercial and property law. Diversity is one of our strengths; whilst some established members have exclusively criminal, family or civil practices, many choose to work in a variety of different fields.
We adopt a proactive approach to pupillage and our aim is to recruit only those we consider to be potential future tenants. We are looking for an intelligent, independent, and committed pupil who is interested in our main areas of practice. We have a comprehensive and transparent pupillage policy which is available for download from our website: see Pupillage Handbook dated November 2020.
We are offering one twelve-month pupillage, commencing in October 2022, funded by way of an award of at least £25,000 during the non-practising period and a minimum income guarantee of £15,000 during the practising period. £5,000 of the award will be available to draw down whilst the pupil is completing the vocational component of their training. In addition, we will pay for travel expenses incurred during pupillage (excluding travel from home to Chambers) and for the cost (including travel) of all compulsory courses assessments or examinations undertaken during the course of the twelve-month pupillage. Further details about the funding of pupillage are set out in the Thomas More Chambers Pupillage Handbook.
Pupils can expect to see a comprehensive cross-section of work with different pupil supervisors. Pupils can expect to be in court on a daily basis during the practising period.
Chambers has a strong record of recruiting from our pupils. All pupils are guaranteed to be considered for tenancy during the course of their pupillage.
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.
- 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. (200 words)
- Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice. (200 words)
- Please describe an occasion when you have used your advocacy skills to good effect? (200 words)
- Please describe an occasion when you have faced particular criticism and identify what you learned from it? (200 words)
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.