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5 Paper Buildings - 12 months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
5PB - Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC
Head of AETO:
Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC
Address of AETO:
5 Paper Buildings
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Consumer Law; Health and Safety; Environment; Professional Discipline & Regulatory; Media Law and Defamation; Inquiries and Inquests; Regulatory; Fraud; Financial Services and Regulation; International Crime; Professional Regulation; Terrorism; White Collar Crime; Crime
Specialist services:
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:
2 October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
5PB - the Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC - are a chambers of specialist advocates, who have been instrumental in shaping criminal law for over 100 years. Members have played parts in some of the most memorable cases known to our legal system, from the Profumo affair and the Great Train Robbery to, more recently, Libor and Euribor. In the past twelve months, prominent cases members of chambers have acted in include the attempted murder at the Tate Modern, the Tesco baby food blackmail plot, the inquest into the Croydon tram disaster, and the successful defence of the wife of a late Lord Justice of Appeal accused of serious, non-recent sexual offences.

In addition to acting across the spectrum of serious crime, 5PB has specialist teams involved in regulatory work, professional disciplinary tribunals, health and safety, consumer law, inquests, extradition, courts-martial and public inquiries; historically members acted in the Bloody Sunday and Leveson Inquiry and Guantanamo Bay litigation, and currently members are engaged in the Undercover Policing Inquiry, the Infected Blood Inquiry and the Dobbs Review into the HBOS Reading fraud.

Currently there are just over 50 members of chambers including 11 Silks. 11 members of chambers sit as fee-paid (part-time) Judges, including one member who sits as a Deputy High Court Judge. Members have experience of working in many other jurisdictions. Work is often undertaken in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Caribbean, as well as in Europe.

We take pride in our friendly atmosphere, the quality of our advocacy and client care, and of chambers' case management and clerking, resulting in cost-effective use of clients' resources and court time.

We select pupils with the potential to become first-class advocates who we hope will become tenants in chambers and remain with us for many years. We offer two twelve-month pupillages a year, commencing in October. Each pupil spends four months with three supervisors, allowing continuity of supervision as they transition from their non-practising first six to handling their own cases in their second six.

We will provide each twelve month pupil with an award of £20,000, paid in the first six months, plus £12,000 guaranteed earnings in the second six months. Pupils do not pay clerks' fees on earnings.

It has been a long-standing policy of chambers to only recruit our junior tenants from those who have successfully completed pupillage with us, and to recruit tenants based only on individual merit.
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. What role does the Bar have in the modern criminal justice system? (200 words)
  2. What skills do you have that will make you a successful advocate? How did you develop them and when have you used those skills in your life to date? (200 words)
  3. Why is a diverse Bar important? How have you promoted diversity and inclusion? (200 words)
  4. How and why did you select criminal and regulatory law as your practice area? (200 words)
  5. Why do you want to join 5PB? (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.