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Fenners Chambers (Common Law) - 12 months - September 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Fenners Chambers
Head of AETO:
Mike Magee
Address of AETO:
3 Madingley Road
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Mixed common law set
Practice areas:
Crime; Family; Personal Injury; Probate; Employment; Property; Public Law; Commercial
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation; Adjudication; Pro Bono
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:
September 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Fenners Chambers are pleased to be able to offer two 12 month pupillages in mixed common law commencing September 2023.

Fenners Chambers is a warm and welcoming set based in Cambridge. It has a strong reputation for advocacy across many jurisdictions. Our common law pupillage is structured in two halves. Pupils will have one formal pupil supervisor throughout their pupillage. However, training during the first six months of pupillage is divided into three specialisms: civil, family and crime. Pupils will spend two months in each of these areas during which they will be assigned a seat supervisor who practices in the relevant specialism. The second six months of pupillage will entail pupils receiving their own briefs to attend court, whilst continuing their training alongside their pupil supervisor and other Members of Chambers.

This application is for pupillages in mixed common law. Please note that Fenners Chambers is also offering one 12 month pupillage specialising in criminal law only commencing in September 2022 and September 2023. For those wishing to apply for the criminal law pupillage, please apply via the dedicated criminal law pupillage application on the Pupillage Gateway.
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 want to join Fenners Chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for choosing to apply for a pupillage with us and explain how you have demonstrated an interest in our areas of practice. (200 words)
  2. 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)
  3. Please set out your oral advocacy experience to date, to include any public speaking, mooting, debating or other relevant experience, highlighting your best achievements. (200 words)
  4. Persuade us of a point of view on a subject of your choice, serious or otherwise. (200 words)
  5. Describe a difficult encounter you have had with a hostile or vulnerable person. What was the situation, what did you do to engage with them and what was the outcome? (200 words)
  6. If applicable, please tell us anything else you would like us to know about you of relevance to your application for pupillage. (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.