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12 King's Bench Walk - 12 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
12 King's Bench Walk
Head of AETO:
William Audland QC
Address of AETO:
12 King's Bench Walk, Temple, London
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Personal Injury; Clinical Negligence; Employment; Insurance; International and Travel; Professional Negligence; Property; Commercial
Specialist services:
Mediation; Pro Bono
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
12 King's Bench Walk, known as 12KBW, is a long-established civil set of chambers with 95 tenants, including 14 silks.

We were Chamber's Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Set of the Year 2018, and Personal Injury Set of the Year 2021. Our core areas of practice also include industrial disease, international & travel, motor insurance and employment law. Pupils can expect to gain a broad experience of work including in professional negligence, inquests and insurance claims.

Our barristers come from a range of backgrounds and we are proud of our record of recruitment based purely on merit.

We offer up to three 12-month pupillages. Chambers pupillage award is £55,000 (£27,500 grant and £27,500 guaranteed earnings/£10,000 of the grant may be drawn down during the Bar vocation course/BPTC year).

Second six pupils (and junior tenants) can expect a busy and varied workload with plenty of court work. We aim to offer tenancy to all our pupils. Mini-pupillages are available. See our website.

Chambers is committed to the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar and encourages applications from groups which are under-represented in chambers. Chambers will make reasonable adjustments for disabled candidates.

12 King’s Bench Walk is proud to use the Rare Contextual Recruitment System (CRS). The CRS allows us to understand each pupillage applicant’s achievements in the context that they have been gained. We understand that not every candidate’s achievements look the same on paper. Through our use of Rare we aim to recruit the best people, from every background.
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 do you see as the challenges facing the Young Bar practising in personal injury over the immediate to short term future? (200 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)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.