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30 Park Place - 12 Months - September 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
30 Park Place
Head of AETO:
Ruth Henke QC
Address of AETO:
30 Park Place
CF10 3BS
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
General Common Law
Practice areas:
Family; Crime; Civil; Public Law
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Pro Bono; Mediation; Arbitration and Mediation
Wales & chester
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
4 September 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
30 Park Place is a multi-disciplinary chambers ranked Tier 1 in the major legal directories, which offers expert legal advice and representation at all levels of call and across a wide range of practice areas. As a modern and progressive chambers we are proud of our reputation for the quality of our advocacy and written work, as well as our high standards of client care. We are also committed to delivering lectures and legal training across all areas of expertise to meet the needs of our instructing solicitors.

Chambers is made up of 66 barristers, primarily based in Cardiff, including 7 QC’s, assisted by a strong clerking and administration team. A significant number of former members have attained judicial office including appointments to the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Circuit Bench. Many members currently sit in a part time judicial capacity.

“30 Park Place Chambers are considered by many as the 'go-to' chambers and 'great to work with' in the realm of public and administrative law in Wales” Legal 500 2022

“30 Park Place is a leading set at the Welsh Bar and is highlighted for its impressive capabilities” Chambers and Partners 2021


30 Park Place is committed to developing the future of the Bar by offering up to 2 funded, 12 month pupillages to suitably qualified applicants.

We look for applicants who can demonstrate intellectual ability, are well motivated, have excellent advocacy and interpersonal skills, as well as a commitment to practicing at the Bar and in Chambers. An Upper Second Class degree is preferred, but not essential, if the applicant can evidence good qualities in other areas. We aim to ensure that our pupils have the highest possible quality of training and support in what will be a busy and exciting year. Chambers has an excellent retention rate of our pupils as tenants.
Full details of our recruitment and selection process, and pupillages can be found on our website.

Chambers complies with the Bar Standards Board pupillage requirements and is committed to ensuring fairness and promoting equality and diversity in its recruitment process.
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. Why do you wish to become a barrister? (250 words)
  2. What areas of practice are you interested in and why? (250 words)
  3. Give your reasons for choosing to apply to 30 Park Place Chambers. (250 words)
  4. Please briefly explain your understanding of the law making powers in Wales. (250 words)
  5. Why do you believe that you will make a good barrister? In your answer please identify any relevant experience or skills that you believe may help you in your career. (250 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.