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Goldsmith Chambers - 12 Months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Goldsmith Chambers
Head of AETO:
Anthony Metzer QC
Address of AETO:
Goldsmith Building
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Crime; Family; Civil; Immigration
Specialist services:
London; South eastern
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:
3 October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Goldsmith Chambers is a leading common-law set of more than 100 members, with crime, immigration, civil and family practice groups. We are a modern, professional and friendly set with a thriving group of junior practitioners. Applications are invited for one 12-month pupillage commencing October 2022. Our pupillage is predominantly a criminal pupillage, although there may be opportunities for pupils to experience work in our other areas of practice.

Our pupils can expect to be in court practically every day. Every effort is made to prepare pupils fully for life at the Bar, including a programme of advocacy training by members of chambers. Pupil supervisors provide regular feedback to their pupils regarding their progress.

Decisions about tenancy are made at the conclusion of the 12-month pupillage. Pupillage is offered with a view to Chambers considering pupils as prospective tenants.

The pupillage award of £25,000 a year, is divided between £12,500 payment over the first six months and £12,500 by way of guaranteed earnings in the second six months.

Goldsmith Chambers will accept applications from candidates with a degree of class 2:1 or higher, but will consider those holding class 2:2 in extenuating circumstances.

After an initial shortlisting process by members of the Pupillage and Tenancy Committee, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. The entire selection process is carried out in accordance with a transparent set of selection criteria, full details of which can be found on the Chambers website Goldsmith Chambers is committed to equality of opportunity. It is our policy to treat everybody equally and fairly, and we assess all applications on merit alone, without reference to the candidates’ race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, disability, age, religion or belief. Race encompasses colour, ethnic or national origin and nationality. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and in full compliance with the Equality and Diversity Rules of the Bar Standards Board’s Code of Conduct.

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. 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)
  3. If there is anything else you would like us to know about you, please tell us here (200 words)
  4. Tell us about a recent case that you have found interesting. What was the case about and why did it interest you? (100 words)
  5. Do you wish your application to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme? Please state Yes or No. (100 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.