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Tanfield Chambers - 12 Months - September 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Tanfield Chambers
Head of AETO:
Philip Rainey QC
Address of AETO:
2-5 Warwick Court
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Property and Real Estate
Practice areas:
Property; Landlord and Tenant; Banking and Financial Services; Commercial Dispute Resolution; Private Client; Professional Negligence
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; CLIPS; Pro Bono; Mediation; Arbitration; Licensed Access
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
September 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Chambers adopts a pro-active and involved approach to pupillage, taking on up to two pupils every year with a view to eventual tenancy. Our policy is only to recruit those we consider to be potential future tenants. Pupillage at Tanfield is for 12-months. That time is divided into three periods of four months each with different pupil supervisors. The aim is to introduce pupils to the core practice areas in Chambers, giving them experience of court work and the opportunity to work with as many members of Chambers as possible. During their second six months, pupils can expect to be in court regularly. Their work will consist mainly of possession claims and interim applications. Other likely work could include small claim trials, fast track trials and tribunal work.

The current level of award for each pupil is £60,000 half of which is by way of guaranteed earnings during the second six months. Up to £15,000 of the award may be drawn down during the BPTC year.

Candidates are expected to have a first class or good second class degree. A lower degree result will be considered in exceptional circumstances. We are also looking for evidence of analytical thinking, effective communication skills and the ability to influence and persuade. Successful candidates will have to show strong interpersonal skills, resilience, drive, determination and motivation.
How to apply
The application form (with guidance notes) will be available through Chambers’ website.