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9 Bedford Row - 18 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
9 Bedford Row
Head of AETO:
Steven Kay QC
Address of AETO:
9 Bedford Row
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Extradition; International Crime; Licensing; Military
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
South eastern; London
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£30,000 - £39,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2023
Pupillage type:
18 month pupillage
9 Bedford Row is particularly proud of its pupillage programme and is rightly known for being “extremely nurturing of its junior members”. A Pupil Advocacy Training Programme is provided throughout all stages of pupillage with a curriculum of mock advocacy exercises and topic seminars on all areas of criminal practice. Pupils also benefit from 9 Bedford Row’s legal practitioner seminar programme that provides topical lectures from members and distinguished outside experts. Pupils spend four months with each supervisor in their first 12 months and 6 months with their final supervisor once they are on their feet, to ensure they have as rounded a training as possible and are exposed to the full breadth of Chambers’ practice.

Chambers takes seriously its commitment to only offer pupillages with a genuine view to tenancy.

Chambers will be offering three 18-month pupillages starting in October 2023 with an award of £36,000 made up of a monthly stipend in the first six months, followed by guaranteed earnings for the 12 months pupils will be on their feet. Once on their feet, pupils will be kept very busy with Chambers’ diverse and growing practice and can expect to be in court every day with a wide variety of work, regularly earning in excess of the minimum guaranteed earnings threshold. During their first six months, pupils will be reimbursed for occasional travel outside of the South Eastern and London Circuits. Chambers also will cover the cost of any mandatory training undertaken during pupillage.

Pupillages will be spent with practitioners specialising in English criminal law. Pupillages will not involve work with our international criminal law team but will involve short periods working as part of Chambers’ extradition practice. Pupils will receive basic training in relation to NMC and court martial work.

Applications are welcomed from dynamic individuals with a passion for advocacy and the law and respect for the traditions of the bar. We are looking for outstanding candidates able to combine legal acumen, good judgment and persuasive advocacy with the determination needed to take advantage of the opportunities offered at our successful and growing set.
How to apply
Chambers is no longer part of the Pupillage Gateway Scheme and applications for pupillages should be made directly to Chambers. However, the timetable for applications is the same as the Pupillage Gateway Scheme.
Chambers will be accepting applications from 11am on 05 January 2022. The deadline for applications will be 2pm on 09 February 2022.
Applications must be sent to consisting only of the following: (a) curriculum vitae; (b) covering letter; (c) completed equality and diversity form (available on our website).
Please see our website for guidance on our application process and timetable, and for details on what the cover letter must address, the format of the CV, and the equality and diversity form: