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1 Hare Court - 12 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
1 Hare Court Chambers
Head of AETO:
Timothy Bishop QC
Address of AETO:
1 Hare Court
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Specialist services:
Mediation; Arbitration; Public Access Work
South eastern
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:
12 month pupillage
1 Hare Court, the leading and long-established family law chambers, invites applications for two 12 month pupillages commencing in October 2023.

Chambers has been consistently ranked in the legal directories as the leading matrimonial finance set, with members of Chambers having been involved in almost all of the leading cases in this area including: White v White, Miller v Miller, McFarlane v McFarlane, McLeod v McLeod, Radmacher v Granatino, Petrodel v Prest, Agbaje v Agbaje, Sharland v Sharland, and Waggot v Waggot. Chambers has the greatest number of financial remedy silks at the bar (15) and numerous junior barristers ranked in the legal directories as leading juniors. Members of Chambers regularly appear in the most high profile and high value matrimonial finance cases taking place in the Family Court, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. Members of Chambers edit the practitioners guide, Rayden & Jackson on Divorce and Family Matters, and the leading reference work, Financial Remedies Practice. Former members of Chambers include Law Lords, members of the Court of Appeal, Presidents of the Family Division of the High Court, and current members of the High Court.

During their pupillage, pupils will be supervised by leading family law practitioners. Pupils can expect to be introduced to most aspects of private family law, but the emphasis in Chambers is on the resolution of financial disputes following relationship breakdown, whether through the court process or other available forms of dispute resolution. In their second six, pupils can expect to appear regularly in court in a variety of private family law matters: any earnings made by a pupil in their second six will be received by that pupil in full in addition to Chambers’ pupillage award of £35,000. There is no limit to the number of tenancies offered by Chambers each year and pupils are not in competition. Chambers has an excellent record of recruiting junior tenants: in the past three years six pupils have been granted tenancy.

No knowledge of or experience of family law is required prior to an application for pupillage, though demonstrating an interest in Chambers’ areas of practice is obviously essential. There is no requirement for prospective candidates to undertake a mini-pupillage in Chambers prior to an application for pupillage (though undertaking a mini-pupillage is encouraged).

Please see our website for further details of pupillage at 1 Hare Court, and a link to a PDF of our pupillage brochure.

How to apply
Chambers is not a member of the Pupillage Gateway. Applications for a pupillage commencing October 2023 will open at 11am on 5 January 2022 and will close at 2pm on 9 February 2022. Applications should be sent by email to with a curriculum vitae and covering letter setting out: (i) your reasons for applying for pupillage at 1 Hare Court; and (ii) why you consider that you are a good candidate for pupillage at 1 Hare Court. Please put your full name in the subject line. Your application should include an email address and a mobile telephone number.

First round interviews for pupillage are anticipated to be on 2 April 2022.