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Linenhall Chambers - 12 months - September 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Linenhall Chambers
Head of AETO:
Mr Duncan Bould
Address of AETO:
1 Stanley Place
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
General Common Law
Practice areas:
Test Crime; Family; Civil; Chancery; Employment; Regulatory
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation; Pro Bono
Northern; Wales & chester
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
September 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Linenhall Chambers is recruiting two pupils to begin pupillage in September/October 2022 . We are offering two mixed practice pupillages. Linenhall is the only Chambers based solely in Chester. Linenhall comprises of 64 barristers and 10 QCs. We take instructions in all aspects of criminal, family and civil law. Our barristers cover work mainly, but not exclusively, across North and Mid Wales, the North West, Shropshire and Herefordshire. Linenhall also accepts Direct Access work.

Each pupillage will last for 12 months. During the first six months pupils will spend time with their supervisor in court and will be set tasks and receive training in written work and case preparation. In their second six months, the pupils will appear in court as well as undertake advisory work and drafting.

The pupillage award for 2022 will be £19601, £9800 of which will be paid on a monthly basis over the course of the first six months and £9800 over the course of the second six months by way of guaranteed earnings.

Applications are accepted via the Pupillage Gateway.

Linenhall Chambers is committed to equal opportunities and the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar.
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. 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)
  2. Which area or areas of law are you particularly interested in practising in, and why? (100 words)
  3. Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers. (150 words)
  4. Which skills and characteristics are the hallmarks of a good advocate? (200 words)
  5. What is the greatest challenge you have faced so far? (200 words)
  6. How would your friends describe you? (200 words)
  7. If there is anything else you would like us to know about you, please tell us here (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.