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Doughty Street Chambers (Health and Human Rights) - 12 months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Doughty Street
Head of AETO:
Geoffrey Robertson QC and Edward Fitzgerald QC
Address of AETO:
53-54 Doughty Street
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Civil and Crime
Practice areas:
Human Rights; Criminal Appeals; International Crime; Extradition; Courts Martial; Inquiries and Inquests; National Security; Protest cases; Prison Law and Criminal Justice; Sports law; Actions Against the Police and Public Authorities; Personal Injury; Clinical Negligence; Community Care and Health; Education; Equality and Discrimination; Freedom of Information and Data Protection; Housing and Social Welfare; Property and Land; Mental Health & Court of Protection; Professional Negligence; Regulatory; Corporate Governance & Policy; International Law; Civil Liberties; Civil; Employment; Defamation; Media and Entertainment; White Collar Crime; Crime
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Pro Bono; Mediation; Arbitration; International and Domestic Adjudication; International Arbitration
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£40,000 - £49,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
3 October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Doughty Street Chambers comprise almost 140 barristers supported by 40 staff who all share a fundamental commitment to going “above and beyond” for our clients. Striving for access to justice, professionalism and excellence remains the driving force behind all that we do, coupled with our desire to innovate in the way that we offer services to our clients.

Doughty Street barristers are specialist practitioners, regularly involved in high profile, precedent-setting cases. Although we work across many fields, we are particularly known for our commitment to protecting and furthering human rights and civil liberties. We are noted as leaders in our fields, for our intellectual excellence and for cultivating a collaborative approach between our various practice teams.

We are offering a Health and Human Rights specialist pupillage to start in October 2022 to someone who is hoping to develop a broad clinical negligence and personal injury cross-disciplinary practice. The successful candidate will spend 4 months with a specialist Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury pupil supervisor, 4 months with a specialist Court of Protection pupil supervisor and 4 months with a specialist Inquest and Inquiries Team pupil supervisor. Few other sets will offer such a rounded training and experience in written and oral advocacy doing such rewarding and challenging work.

After successfully completing your year's pupillage, you will be invited to apply for membership of Chambers. The grant paid during the year's pupillage will be £40,000, which will include some element of guaranteed earnings in the second-six practising element of pupillage.
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. Please explain how you have demonstrated motivation, commitment and drive in any aspect of your life. We are particularly interested in activities in relation to civil liberties and the welfare of others, but you should also include significant achievements or experience in unrelated fields (250 words)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. You are applying for a Health and Human Rights specialist pupillage. Please explain why you are applying for a specialist pupillage in this field and have a particular interest in and commitment to developing a broad clinical negligence and personal injury cross disciplinary practice of this nature. (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.