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9 Gough Chambers - 12 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
9 Gough Chambers
Head of AETO:
Jacob Levy QC
Address of AETO:
9 Gough Chambers
5 Norwich Street London
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Common Law
Practice areas:
Personal Injury; Clinical Negligence; Family; Crime; Fraud; Police; Care and Adoption; Children Law; Civil; Civil litigation; Commercial; Contract; Inquiries and Inquests; Property
Specialist services:
London; South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
9 Gough Chambers is a leading common law set known for its core strengths in advocacy, drafting and advisory work. Clients include solicitors, local government, central government, corporate bodies and individuals. Tenants practise in all areas of work for the first three years after recruitment, which provides enviable advocacy experience and develops an interesting and varied practice.

We shall be inviting applications for up to two pupils to commence pupillage in October 2023. Our pupillage package (which is a combination of an award and an earnings guarantee) is £50,000.

All of the details, including the application form and guidance, will be available from 14 December 2021 at In line with current rules, the deadlines will align with the central Pupillage Gateway timetable, but we accept applications on our own form and not through the Gateway.

Areas of Work

Members of chambers work and specialise in a wide variety of areas. The largest group in chambers practises in personal injury and clinical negligence work, which is linked to work in inquests and inquiries. There is a strong criminal team with work in fraud, sexual offences and general crime, and a growing regulatory team working with professional bodies and individuals. Members also accept instructions from the Metropolitan Police and other constabularies, as well as other Government bodies (such as the Home Office) in a variety of civil and quasi-criminal cases. The family team undertakes the full range of public and private law work, and growing Court of Protection work permits cross-over between the family and civil disciplines. The commercial and property team is routinely involved in cases of all levels of complexity, covering a wide spectrum of disputes from cases relating to commercial leases and construction contracts to consumer credit and insolvency matters. In this common law set, members of chambers, and particularly junior tenants, frequently encounter and tackle a wide variety of other areas of work, including employment, public and costs work.

Who Should Apply?

We look for motivated candidates of proven analytical and practical ability, who can demonstrate the skills required for a practice combining court- and paper-based work combined with sound judgement and an appreciation of the realities of the Bar. We are looking for people who want to have and develop common law practices.

We operate and observe a robust equality and diversity policy, including in recruitment; and for many years we have been at the forefront of E&D issues at the Bar.

Pupillage Programme

We offer pupillages of 12 months' duration. All pupillages are funded. We strive to ensure that a pupil sees as broad an array of work as possible, and particularly in our main practice areas. Before a pupil starts on his or her feet, he or she sits with a pupil supervisor in each of civil, criminal and family work. The pupillage programme includes regular feedback and a number of assessed exercises.
How to apply
The central Pupillage Gateway timetable will apply, with a deadline of 2pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

All of the details, including the application form and guidance, will be published on 14 December 2021 on our website at

The application system is online and applications are only accepted through the dedicated chambers application system. We do not take applications through the Pupillage Gateway.

Please note that we are advertising for up to one pupil to commence in October 2022 and up to two pupils to commence in October 2023. Please indicate (as invited) on the application form whether you are applying to commence pupillage in 2022, 2023 or both.