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9 Park Place - 12 Months - September 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
9 Park Place Chambers
Head of AETO:
Paul Hopkins QC
Address of AETO:
9 Park Place
CF10 3DP
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Civil; Crime; Family
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation; Arbitration; Pro Bono; Licensed Access
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:
September 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Established at the heart of Wales' legal community we are proud of both our seventy year history in Cardiff's city centre and our multi-disciplinary expertise. We won the Chambers of The Year category in the Wales Legal Awards 2019. We are rated as “a leading, top tier set” by the Legal 500, which short-listed us for their "Regional Chambers of the Year" award in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and as a Band 1 set by Chambers UK. Our members have extensive experience across our practice areas and we have acted in many of the most high-profile cases on circuit.

We aim to ensure that pupils have a rewarding and enjoyable experience of pupillage and have a wide range of experienced pupil supervisors in all areas of practice. Pupils can expect to feel a valued part of the chambers’ team and enjoy all that a life at the Bar entails. All members aim to be approachable and supportive to our pupils and junior tenants.

As an example of our commitment to our pupils, no rent is payable to chambers during pupillage or the first few months of tenancy.
Pupillages are offered with a view to tenancy provided all requirements are met.

As a result of our multi-disciplinary approach pupils can expect to experience a variety of practice areas during their pupillage year but we will endeavor to tailor your placements to your expressed interests. Within your second six you will enjoy a varied caseload. Experience shows this to be a busy and stimulating time for our pupils. Chambers places an emphasis on supporting and encouraging all our pupils and junior tenants.

During the pandemic, Chambers has ensured the professional and personal wellbeing of our pupils and we have striven to continue the collegiate atmosphere and advantages of 9 Park Place.

Chambers would generally expect all applicants to have achieved at least a 2.1 degree and to have achieved or be on course for at least a ‘very competent’ on the BPTC, but we are always prepared to consider candidates without this level of qualification in exceptional circumstances.

9 Park Place complies with the Bar Standards Board pupillage requirements, is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring that all our selection processes are fair.

How to apply
See website

C.V. and covering letter to Matthew Barry by 2pm on Wednesday 09 February 2022.
Applications accepted by post or by email to