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Fraser Chambers - 12 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Fraser Chambers
Head of AETO:
Dr Anton van Dellen
Address of AETO:
Level 30, The Leadenhall Building,
122 Leadenhall Street,
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Defamation, Public Law, Commercial
Practice areas:
Specialist services:
Pro Bono; Public Access Work
South eastern
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 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Based in the Cheesegrater Building, overlooking the heart of the City, Fraser Chambers specialises in Defamation, Public Law (inquests and professional regulatory proceedings) and Litigation involving High Net Worth Individuals, including private prosecutions. We are a modern, professional, and friendly set and are seeking to recruit a pupil to start a 12-month pupillage with us commencing in October 2022 with a view to tenancy.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate very high intellectual ability, usually via academic achievement, and excellent written and oral advocacy skills. We look for applicants with an aptitude for, and an interest in, practice as a barrister in our specialist areas.

After an initial shortlisting process, those shortlisted will be invited for interview. The entire selection process is carried out in accordance with a set of competency-based selection criteria.

Pupillage may include secondment at a firm of solicitors. In the second six months, the pupil can expect to be on their feet in court, conducting mainly short application hearings. Every effort is made to prepare the pupil fully for life at the Bar. The Pupil Supervisor provide regular feedback to their pupils regarding their progress.

Fraser Chambers is accepting applications from candidates with a degree class 2:1. However, we will accept a 2:2 in extenuating circumstances.

Pupillage will carry the minimum (London) pupillage award paid in monthly equal amounts. Please note that there are no guaranteed earnings in the second six. Travel is paid, except for travel covered by a London travel card. The hope and expectation is that the successful applicant will join us as a tenant at the end of their 12 month pupillage.

Decisions about tenancy are made at the conclusion of 12 months’ pupillage. The outcome of any such applications will be to offer a tenancy, not to offer a tenancy, or possibly, if it is considered there is potential, to offer a third six.

Fraser Chambers is committed to equality of opportunity. It is our policy to treat everybody equally and fairly, and we assess all applications on merit alone, without reference to the candidates’ race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, disability, age, religion or belief. Race encompasses colour, ethnic or national origin and nationality. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and in full compliance with the Equality and Diversity Rules of the Bar Standards Board’s Code of Conduct.

How to apply
After Wednesday 5 January 2022, 11:00(am) and before Wednesday 9 February 2022, 14:00(pm), please email your CV, a budget to demonstrate how you propose to afford living in London and answers to the following two questions to: (1) Why do you believe you will make an excellent barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experiences and skills that you believe will help you in your career. (300 words); and (2) Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please explain why you are interested in our areas of practice. (300 words).