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St Philips Chambers - 12 months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
St Philips Chambers
Head of AETO:
Richard Atkins QC
Address of AETO:
55 Temple Row
B2 5LS
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Family; Chancery; Commercial; Personal Injury; Clinical Negligence; Employment; Regulatory; Public Law; Immigration; Intellectual Property; Crime
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation; Pro Bono; Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration)
London; South eastern; Western; Midlands; North eastern; Northern; Wales & chester; Wales
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£40,000 - £49,999
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
St Philips is in a position to offer up to five Pupillages.

We are a multi-award winning, multi-disciplinary, modern set with offices in Birmingham and Leeds. We have six core practice groups: Business and Property, Crime, Employment, Family, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence and Regulatory. All of our practice groups are ranked in the legal directories and we feature in the top ten of Chambers & Partners’ league table of set rankings. Since its formation in 1998, Chambers has had 16 members of Chambers been appointed as Queen’s Counsel, 5 as District Judges, 3 as Employment Tribunal Judges and 22 members appointed as Circuit Judges. Furthermore, 3 of our members have had the honour to be appointed as Judges of the High Court. Pupillage at St Philips Chambers will be a thorough, but exciting, education in a collegial environment. It will be a learning process involving regular feedback, allowing you to build upon your strengths and learn from your mistakes. We recruit purely on merit and encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are happy to make all reasonable adjustments for those with disabilities, either for the purpose of making an application for, or undertaking, a pupillage in Chambers.

We are looking for exceptional and well-rounded individuals with good intellectual ability and a practical approach to problem solving. We are more interested in your potential than your background. In 2022 we are recruiting up to 5 pupils across the specialisms. The Pupillage award for 2022 will be £40,000. £20,000 is payable over the course of the first six months in equal installments. We expect you to earn a similar amount in your second six and we provide a billing guarantee of £20,000 for this second period.

We will meet the costs of the courses which are compulsory during Pupillage. Upon the satisfactory completion of the first six months, we provide you with your own copy of one substantial practice text for your specialist area such as: Archbold; Civil Procedure Rules (“The White Book”), or the Family Court Practice (“The Red Book”).
Our 12-month pupillage offers a blend of education, encouragement and independence, designed to be both stimulating and enjoyable. During your first six months, your pupil supervisor will make sure that you experience different areas of law and the contrasting styles of our members. You will attend court and conferences with members, be involved in legal research, and collaborate on cases in a tailored program designed to build your knowledge and experience. During your second six you will be able to do your own advisory and advocacy work in order to gain invaluable experience in the courts and learn the skills that will allow you to build a successful practice as one of our tenants.
How to apply
Please see for the application form to apply for Pupillage at St Philips Chambers.