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1COR - 12 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
1 Crown Office Row Brighton
Head of AETO:
Simon Sinnatt
Address of AETO:
119 Church Street
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Civil; Family
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£30,000 - £39,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
1 Crown Office Row Brighton are seeking up to two candidates for 12 month pupillages for October 2023. The first is a family focused pupillage and the second is a civil focused pupillage, although throughout pupillage there will be opportunities for pupils to experience work in chambers’ other areas of practice. 1 Crown Office Row are a leading set on the South Eastern circuit. Please see our website for details of our work and latest news. We very much look forward to hearing from you.
How to apply
Chambers selects pupils solely on merit.

Applications should be in the form of a letter and CV and should be addressed to The Pupillage Committee ( All applications should comprise no more than three sides of A4 (one for the letter and two for the CV), with a font size of no smaller than 12 and should be accompanied by a completed equal opportunities monitoring form. The covering letter should be clearly marked with a header stating whether the applicant is interested in the civil or family focused pupillage.

The deadlines for applications for Pupillages commencing 2021 will follow the Pupillage Gateway, opening at 11am on 5January then closing at 2pm on 9 February 2021.

Interviews will be March / April. Offers will be made after 9am on 2 May 2022.

Applications are first considered and graded, by at least 3 members of Chambers, to enable a shortlist to be drawn up. The selection of the shortlist is then reviewed by the Head of Pupillage and their deputy (both of whom also attend the interviews), and is monitored for compliance with our Equality & Diversity code.

Interviews are conducted by a panel, consisting of a number of Members of Chambers of varying seniority in accordance with the timetable established by the Pupillage Gateway Scheme. Chambers typically undertake two rounds of interviews. All candidates will be assessed against the agreed selection criteria, as set out below and in comparison with other applicants.

Applications will be evaluated at each stage by considering how each applicant meets the following selection criteria:
• Intellectual and analytical ability, including an ability to present written ideas succinctly and persuasively;
• Oral communication and advocacy skills;
• Temperament, including a commitment to hard work and ability to perform under pressure;
• Interpersonal Skills, including a capacity to understand and to show understanding of the needs and problems of those for whom and with whom they work;
• Motivation for a career at the Bar and pupillage at 1COR, Brighton.
Successful applicants tend to have at least a 2.1 degree and often have higher degrees. Extra-curricular experiences which would assist our applicant in pursuing their chosen career (eg publications, successful mooting or debating experiences, lecturing skills, etc) are also viewed favourably.

Interviews will take place at our Brighton conference rooms or remotely depending on the current regulations.

Any queries should be directed to the Pupillage Committee, preferably by email to brightonpupillage@1cor.comor, if urgent, by telephone on 01273 625 625.