Name of AETO:
Regency Barristers Chambers
Head of AETO:
Christopher Bramwell & Nigel Sleight
Address of AETO:
Main practice area:
Public Law, Family, Civil
Public Access Work
South eastern; Midlands
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
The pupillage programme:
Chambers is offering up to 2 pupillages, one to commence in October 2021 and the second to commence in April 2022. Chambers operates a mixed practice, but pupils should expect to experience predominantly family law, with some exposure to other areas during pupillage.
Each pupillage is for twelve months with a nominated Pupil Supervisor for the full period. During the first six months the pupil will be expected to read and become familiar with the supervisor’s current cases and be in a position to discuss in detail the relevant issues. You will attend Court and conferences with your pupil supervisor; do research into areas of the law and work on his or her papers.
These expectations continue for the full period of the second six when you are not undertaking work of your own.
There will be occasions, particularly during the first six months, when you will spend time with other members of Chambers to broaden your experience of work in Chambers. You may be asked to assist other members of chambers with research or paperwork. Chambers covers courts over the South East and Midland Circuit, and sometimes beyond.
Chambers will meet a pupil’s reasonable travelling expenses when necessary.
It is a necessary part of your pupillage that you attend training sessions organised by your Inn and the Circuit. Chambers will meet a pupil’s necessary traveling expenses in respect of such training.
Feed-back, monitoring and assessments
You will receive continuous assessment and informal feedback from your pupil supervisor throughout your pupillage. In your second six your own work will be supervised by your pupil trainer when practicable and outcomes reviewed; you will receive feedback from the Clerk concerning your court work: this will include feedback back from solicitors, tenants and judges.
Complaints or grievances
Chambers has a complaints and grievance procedure in place for pupils, the overarching aim of which is to resolve grievances both fairly and as soon as possible.
Pupillage is subject to a minimum funding of £16,601 although pupils can expect to earn significantly more than this, taking account of work undertaken during the second six.
You will be allowed to take a break during both your first and second six up to a maximum of four weeks in all. The timing of such breaks must be agreed in advance with your pupil supervisor and Clerk so as to fit in with your training and professional commitments.
We are looking for pupils with a view to them working in Chambers for the long term as full tenants. However, an offer of pupillage does not bring with it any guarantee of a tenancy at the end of it.
Applications to be made by way of CV and covering letter by post or by email to: email@example.com
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 14 May 2021, and interviews will be offered in June.
Postal applications should be addressed:
The Pupillage Committee