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Citadel Chambers - 12 Months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Citadel Chambers
Head of AETO:
Tim Hannam QC
Address of AETO:
190 Corporation Street
B4 6QB
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Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Citadel Chambers is a direct descendant of one of the oldest sets of Barristers Chambers in Birmingham, we are a leading and progressive set conveniently situated in the heart of Birmingham, immediately opposite the Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts. Our chambers are currently undergoing radical renovation which we expect to be complete by the time successful applicants join us .

We have a long track record of training pupils, and welcoming those same pupils into chambers as tenants .

Our members and staff are committed to maintaining high professional standards, whilst adopting a flexible and forward-thinking approach to the demands of modern legal practice. We look to foster a collegiate sprit and view a barristers’ chambers as far more than a place of work. We would expect successful candidates to play a full part in chambers life.

Whilst we offer a wide range of advocacy services, we are first and foremost a criminal set. We seek 2 pupils both of whom should be committed to a career at the Criminal Bar.

We anticipate the pupillages starting during or around October 2022, although we would be open to bringing forward or slightly deferring the start date of one of the pupillages in order to accommodate the wishes of successful applicants and to facilitate the best clerking options for pupils as they enter their second six, and embark on any subsequent tenancy .

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. Submit a written argument in favour of each of the following two propositions. 1. It is justifiable to differentiate between the online grooming of a vulnerable child victim resulting in sexual abuse and the online grooming of a child to travel abroad to engage with a system supporting terrorist activities, and, in the case of Shamima Begum, to respond by striping her of her British citizenship. 2. Jury trials should be abolished for all but indictable only matters. The sum combined word count of any submitted response to the two propositions should be no more than 1000 words and any response in excess of the word count will not be considered. The applicant may choose how much of the total word count allowed to allocate to each response. Marks will be awarded for the strength of the arguments proposed, for acknowledging and addressing any contrary arguments, for the brevity and clarity with which the arguments are set out , for the persuasive nature of the response and for general presentation and attention to detail . A separate letter of application is not required and should not be submitted. (1000 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.