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3TG - 12 months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
3 Temple Gardens
Head of AETO:
Scott Brady QC (Scot)
Address of AETO:
3 Temple Gardens
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Crime; Courts Martial; Extradition; Health and Safety; Human Rights; Police; Licensing; Regulatory; Clinical Negligence; Inquiries and Inquests
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
2 October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
3TG is a well-established and highly ‘ranked’ Criminal Law Chambers in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 with over 65 practising Members. We have a strong and recognised reputation at the Criminal Bar. Chambers is committed to access to the Bar and has offered pupillages every year since Chambers’ creation in the 1960s. We have teams within Chambers who also practice in Extradition and Regulatory Law and a number of individual Members with a more varied practise.

Chambers prides itself on inclusivity and robust Equality and Diversity policies. Our only mandatory criterion for Candidates is that they have completed a degree or degree equivalent regardless of when or where it was completed. We encourage applications from any Candidate who is determined to succeed at the Criminal Bar regardless of their background.

Whilst we are looking for Candidates who can demonstrate strong academic ability this certainly is not our only assessment criterion. Our full criteria can be accessed through the links on our website (together with much more information about pupillage at 3TG itself and our comprehensive Pupillage Policy) but in summary at the initial application stage we are also looking for evidence of legal experience, advocacy experience, achievements in a variety of areas of work and life together with a demonstration of realistic insight into, and a genuine passion for, life at the Criminal Bar.

There is no expectation that Candidates applying to 3TG will have undertaken a mini-pupillage with us.

3TG recruits Pupils for 12 months pupillages; however, there is a 6-month period of probationary tenancy thereafter before a full application for tenancy is invited. Probationary tenancy is not a guarantee of tenancy, however, of those pupils who have applied for tenancy in the last 3 years 100% have been accepted as tenants.

Within the 12 months of pupillage, Pupils will be supervised by 3 different supervisors. In addition, they will have a Junior Tenant mentor who will provide support throughout. Pupils can expect to be given a vast range of learning opportunities with each supervisor and all feedback is given in writing to allow you to properly reflect on each experience. In addition, you will complete the Chambers in-house advocacy training programme in your first six months which will follow the course of a single case from its very first appearance to its conclusion.

We are recruiting 1 pupil to commence in October 2022 and 1 pupil to commence in October 2023. Our award is £22000 (dividing between a £11000 guaranteed income in the first six and £11000 guaranteed earnings in the second six). We also pay all travel expenses for pupils travelling to Court outside of TFL zone 6. Pupils (and Probationary Tenants) do not pay clerks fees or any Chambers rent.

We aim to be as flexible as possible in the interview process and are happy to consider video interviews as well as in-person interviews should that prove more convenient for any Candidate successful in the initial application process.
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. Give an example of a time in your life when you have used advocacy skills in a non-legal context. Explain the issue, any arguments you used and what the outcome was. (200 words)
  3. Why do you want to join 3 Temple Gardens? In your answer, please give reasons for choosing us and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice. (200 words)
  4. Please summarise your experience of practical advocacy (100 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.