Head of AETO:
Collingwood Thompson QC
Address of AETO:
Main practice area:
Children Law; Family; Clinical Negligence; Commercial; Court of Protection; Crime; Employment; Finance; Inquiries and Inquests; International Law; Personal Injury; Product Liability; Public Law; Regulatory; Professional Discipline; Sports law
Public Access Work; Pro Bono; Mediation
South eastern; Midlands
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
12 month pupillage
7BR is a friendly, diverse, long-established set, with a reputation for legal and advocacy excellence. We are a multi-disciplinary chambers, covering a wide range of work including most aspects of civil, criminal and family litigation. Whilst our members usually specialise as they become more senior, all of our junior tenants are expected to undertake a mixed practice, giving them broad-based advocacy experience at the start of their career. We believe that early experience across practice areas, on our feet and in our written advocacy, provides firm foundations for success in any specialism. We are leaders in our practice areas: many of our senior members and silks appear in the most prominent trials and appeals in our fields every year.
We are looking for highly motivated, hardworking applicants who have the potential to be exceptional advocates. We pride ourselves on the investment we place in our pupils. The structure of pupillage at 7BR ensures that all pupils receive training in civil, criminal and family law, with a unique arrangement that allows pupils to choose a practice area for their last four-month “seat” and tailor their pupillage to their interests. Our pupillage programme is designed to develop and challenge, equipping candidates with the skills and experience needed to enjoy a successful and stimulating career.
You will need to demonstrate that you have the necessary intellectual and analytical skills to be able to understand and advise on complex legal issues across a variety of practice areas. You will need first-rate communication skills, both oral and written. Added to this, a significant proportion of Chambers’ work, particularly criminal work, is outside London (predominantly in the Midlands). You will therefore be expected to regularly travel to court centres some distance from London and manage a demanding schedule. We need to be sure that our pupils are truly committed to life at the Bar and life in our Chambers in particular, with all the rigours and hard work that this involves.
We welcome applications from candidates with a qualifying degree in any discipline and give no special preference to those with a law degree. We are happy to consider those embarking on the Bar as a second career.
7BR is committed to equal opportunities. We encourage and welcome applications from groups under-represented in the legal sector and we are happy to make reasonable adjustments for candidates with disabilities.
To apply for Pupillage at 7BR, please visit our website: www.7br.co.uk and visit our Application page. Once you have downloaded and completed the application forms, please send your final submission to: pupillage@7BR.co.uk. All documents must be saved as: “First Name, Last Name, 7BR Pupillage 2021”. Applications open at 11:00 on 4th January 2021 and the deadline is 11:00 on 8th February 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.