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Unity Street Chambers - 12 months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Unity Street Chambers
Head of AETO:
Amanda Rhodes and Toby Huggins
Address of AETO:
Unity Street Chambers
5 Unity Street
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Common Law
Specialist services:
Mediation; Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration); Public Access Work
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
As a progressive and ambitious set of Chambers we are always looking at building for the future. We take pupillage seriously and offers of pupillage are made with a view to tenancy.

We are pleased to announce that we are offering one 12-month general common law pupillage to commence in October 2022. Unity Street Chambers offers the minimum pupillage award. A grant of £8,576 will be paid in monthly instalments in arrears during the first six months of pupillage and there are guaranteed minimum earnings of £8,576 during the second six months. We have found that pupils in recent years have earned well in excess of this figure.

The pupillage will be split into four three-month periods and you will have a different pupil supervisor for each period who will ensure that your training needs are met. During your first six months you will be expected to complete paperwork, advocacy exercises and to attend conferences and court appearances with members of Chambers across all levels of seniority and Chambers’ practice areas. This will prepare you for your second six months which will be spent undertaking your own court work in courts throughout the Western Circuit in all areas of Chambers’ work.

How to apply
All applications should be made by way of CV and covering letter, saved as a pdf file named “surname.firstname” and emailed to the Pupillage Secretary at

Chambers will accept applications from 11am on 5 January 2022 and all applications must be received by 2pm on 9 February 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Successful candidates will be invited to interview between February – May 2022. All applicants will be contacted and informed of the outcome of their application.

Applicants are invited to enclose a copy of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be detached from the application to ensure that we follow our Equality and Diversity policy. The form can be downloaded from our website or requested by sending an email to