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1 Crown Office Row - 12 months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
1 Crown Office Row
Head of AETO:
Mr Richard Booth QC
Address of AETO:
1 Crown Office Row
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Health Law, Public Law
Practice areas:
Healthcare; Public Law; Professional Discipline; Professional Negligence; Inquiries and Inquests; Human Rights; Environment; Immigration; Tax
Specialist services:
Pro Bono; Mediation; 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 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
1 Crown Office Row, the Chambers of Richard Booth QC, is recognised as one of the leading sets in the UK, particularly in the fields of civil and public law.

A long-established Chambers consisting of 75 tenants including 27 silks with a broad range of work in London and on circuit and a large annex of 50 barristers in Brighton. The work in London is concentrated in the following areas:

Arbitration & Mediation
Child Abuse Compensation Law
Clinical Negligence
Court of Protection
Data Protection & Cyber
Employment & Equality
Environmental Law
Healthcare & Court of Protection
Human Rights
Local Government & Police Law
Personal Injury
Professional Discipline & Regulation
Public Inquiries
Professional Negligence
Public Law
Sports Law

1 Crown Office Row is described in the Legal 500 2022 guide by clients as “a first-rate set of chambers and, in my view, the best set in London.” Chambers and Partners 2022 state that “they’re an outstanding set" and "the breadth and depth of knowledge available within chambers is second to none.”

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. BC2: Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice (200 words)
  3. Was the Supreme Court correct when it decided unanimously that no vicarious liability can lie for the acts of an independent contractor in the case of Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13? (100 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.