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Selborne Chambers - 12 months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Selborne Chambers
Head of AETO:
Mark Warwick QC
Address of AETO:
Selborne Chambers
10 Essex Street
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Chancery; Commercial; Property; Probate; Trusts
Specialist services:
Mediation; CLIPS; Pro Bono; Licensed Access; Public Access Work
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Selborne Chambers usually offers up to two 12-month pupillages in any given year (commencing in October). Chambers seeks pupils who have exceptional intellectual ability (minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent) and commercial awareness, and who are ambitious and determined.

A pupil in Chambers will undertake a structured pupillage encompassing all principal practice areas. It is envisaged that pupils will spend time with 3 or 4 pupil supervisors, each with varying types of practice. Accordingly, a pupil can expect to be exposed to a variety of work within the Commercial Chancery spectrum. Pupils will be asked to prepare fully for and attend conferences and hearings with their pupil supervisors; produce written pleadings and opinions; and undertake legal research, often under considerable time pressure.

In addition to working with and for a pupil supervisor, pupils can expect to spend time with other members of Chambers before all levels of Courts and Tribunals. Our tenants regularly appear in the County Courts, First-tier tribunal (Property Chamber), the High Court, the Upper Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court; and also commonly appear in or preside over mediations and arbitrations, including international arbitrations. Pupillage at Selborne Chambers will equip our pupils with the necessary skills and awareness to face with confidence the various challenges which arise in the second six months of pupillage and the early days of tenancy.

Unlike in many Commercial and Commercial Chancery sets, our pupils can expect regular court appearances and instructions in their own right during the second six months of pupillage. Typically, these might include small claims and fast track trials, possession hearings, winding up petitions, case management conferences, and interim applications, as well as advisory and drafting work. Pupil supervisors will ensure that all pupils are fully supervised and supported whilst undertaking their own work. Chambers also provides its own advocacy training in addition to that provided by the Inns of Court.
How to apply
Applications forms can be found on our website and are to be submitted to