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Queen Square Chambers - 12 months - October 2021

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Queen Square Chambers
Head of AETO:
Charles Row
Address of AETO:
Queen Square Chambers
56 Queen Square
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
General Common Law
Practice areas:
Crime; Family; Personal Injury; Employment; Commercial and Chancery; Regulatory; Clinical Negligence
Specialist services:
Mediation; Pro Bono; Public Access Work
Western; Wales & chester
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Queen Square Chambers is offering two 12-month general common law pupillage to commence in October 2021 with funding of £9000 in first six and guaranteed earnings of £9000 in second six. A further grant of £2000 is available to pupils on 2nd August 2021 in order to assist with any relocation costs to Bristol.

Chambers is located in Bristol and our members are instructed in cases nationwide, with a particular focus on the Western and Wales and Chester Circuits.

During pupillage you can expect to have 3 pupil supervisors each for a four-month period. Alongside the Western Circuit advocacy training, Chambers provides its own advocacy assessments to best prepare you for second six as well as comprehensive feedback on all written work.

Once you start your second six you can expect a busy and varied diary in all areas of Chambers work. Alongside Magistrates Court work, recent pupils have been instructed in Crown Court matters, Family proceedings, Fast Track trials and Employment Tribunals. New tenants have been able to build upon this platform of mixed work to forge successful practices, often exceeding the levels of their contemporaries in London.

Chambers only offers pupillage with a view to tenancy and since 2015 has had 11 pupils, all of whom have been taken on as tenants. The tenancy decision is usually made within one month before the completion of pupillage.
How to apply
Applications are via Chambers own application form which will be available on our website ( from 4th January 2021. Applications should be submitted to no later than 4pm on Monday 8th February 2021. Interviews will take place in March and April 2021.