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St Pauls Chambers - 12 Months - September 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
St Pauls Chambers
Head of AETO:
Simon Bickler QC
Address of AETO:
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Crime; Civil; Family; Education
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation
North eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
5 September 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
St Pauls Chambers invite applications for a 12-month civil law pupillage.

In the first six months, our pupil will be supervised by one or more members of Chambers who specialises in civil law and should expect to experience work in areas including; personal injury, defamation, harassment, privacy/data and special educational needs ‘SEN’. Our pupil will have an opportunity to experience criminal work for advocacy experience only, in their second six.

Members of our civil team have been recognised in the Legal 500 2021 edition, with endorsements for their knowledge, approachability, excellence in advocacy and meticulous preparation. Particularly, tier one ranking and endorsements in data protection and defamation law were given in the 2021 edition for the first time in the northern region to a member of the St Pauls Civil Team. The team also includes the only junior ranked in Public Law on the North Eastern circuit.

St Pauls Chambers believes in hard work and we police ourselves rigorously. To that end, we are seeking an exceptional individual to commence pupillage with chambers in 2022. We are a progressive set and are looking for enthusiastic and talented candidates from all backgrounds. We assess pupillage candidates based on their understanding of our work, academic/intellectual abilities and loyalty to our set. We value oral and written advocacy skills as equally important and we will be expecting exceptionally high standards to complement our successful reputation.

St Pauls Chambers was voted a Legal 500 ‘Top Tier Set’ in 2019 and prides itself on the expert advice and representation its members provide. We take professional development seriously and nurture the talent of our pupils from the moment they join chambers by monitoring their progress closely. Pupils are normally asked to assist on much bigger cases than they would normally do in their sole name and we operate an ‘open door policy’ in chambers when it comes to seeking professional help.
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. BC1: 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)
  2. BC2: 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)
  3. What are your goals for your practice five years post pupillage? (200 words)
  4. Give an example of when you have had to persuade others to a point of view? (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.