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Six Pump Court - 12 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Six Pump Court
Head of AETO:
Stephen Hockman QC
Address of AETO:
6 Pump Court
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Civil; Commercial; Crime; Employment; Family; Inquiries and Inquests; Licensing; Personal Injury; Planning; Environment; Public Law; Regulatory; Competition; Health and Safety
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Arbitration
South eastern; London
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£40,000 - £49,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage

Six Pump Court is a leading set with particular expertise in our specialist practice areas. Chambers has a long-standing reputation for providing the highest quality advocacy and advisory services in a friendly and approachable manner. Our members are recognised as leaders in their fields by both Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Our specialist practice areas are: regulatory law, planning and environment, criminal law, public law, civil and commercial, employment law, family law, licensing and inquests and inquiries.


We expect our pupils to be genuinely interested in a number of our key practice areas and committed to developing a broad practice as junior tenants at Six Pump Court. Chambers has a strong tradition of recruiting tenants from pupillage and we recognise that our future success depends upon maintaining the highest standards in the selection and training of our pupils.

Our twelve-months pupils spend three to four months with three different pupil supervisors who practise in different areas of specialisation, including criminal law within the first six months. We are committed to providing our pupils with an interesting, challenging and enjoyable experience during pupillage. We also encourage our pupils to undertake work for as many members of Chambers to achieve a wide range of experience, gaining a more rounded training. Wherever possible, we will attempt to accommodate our pupils' interests, without compromising our overarching aim of providing a broad and varied professional training experience.


Six Pump Court is a member of the Pupillage Gateway. Chambers will offer up to two twelve-month pupillages commencing in October 2023. Applications should be made via the Pupillage Gateway.

We invite applications for pupillage from candidates with proven academic ability reflected in at least an upper second-class law degree, or equivalent, together with non-academic experience and achievements demonstrating character, commitment, motivation and ability.

Applicants should refer to the pupillage selection criteria advertised on Chambers' website. Applicants must be prepared to undertake all forms of advocacy in the early stages of practice with a view to gaining as much advocacy experience as possible. This will specifically include criminal work.

Chambers operates an equal opportunities selection policy for both pupils and tenants. We are committed to selecting our pupils on merit; we aim to treat all applicants fairly, irrespective of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age.

Pupillages are funded by a grant of £20,000 for the first six months and guaranteed earnings of £20,000 in the second six months.

Further information about pupillage at Six Pump Court is available on Chambers' website.
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 Six Pump Court? Please set out your reasons and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice. (250 words)
  2. Rank the top three of these skills/attributes in order of importance, explaining why: Persuasion, Organisation, Luck, Enthusiasm, Diligence. (250 words)
  3. What is your greatest strength and how will it help you in pupillage? (250 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.