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Westgate Chambers - 12 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Westgate Chambers
Head of AETO:
Richard Barton, Maria Hancock (family), Andrew Stephens (Crime)
Address of AETO:
9 Pavilion Parade
East Sussex
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Crime and Family
Practice areas:
Common Law
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Arbitration and Mediation; Pro Bono
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
About us

Westgate Chambers was established in 1987 and now consists of more than 40 barristers. We are based in Brighton and operate throughout the South East and beyond. Chambers is proud of its reputation for excellence and amenability. As a pupil you will be welcomed into the team and invited to join members at regular Chambers and circuit events.


The pupillage is divided in to 3 periods of 4 months supervision. The work undertaken will be mainly be in criminal and family law. We actively encourage periods of work experience during your First Six with outside agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service.

You will benefit from a rigorous training programme that can be tailored to pupils’ areas of interest. In your first six you will participate in regular workshops which will focus on common applications and drafting. In your second six you will undertake assessments in Crime, Family and negotiation.

Work in your Second Six

Chambers is a very busy common law set. You will have the opportunity to practice in all areas of Chambers’ work and can expect to appear frequently in the Magistrates prosecuting, defending as well as representing parents and children in the family courts. You will also have opportunity to work in the Crown Court and will undertake civil actions in the County Court.

How to apply
Please complete the application form which can be found on our website and send it with a CV of no more than 2 pages and a covering letter to:

Applications open at 11am on 5th January and close at 2pm on 9th February.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please send your diversity monitoring questionnaire, also available on the website to: