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New Park Court - 12 months - September 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
New Park Court Chambers
Head of AETO:
Robert Smith QC
Address of AETO:
16 Park Place
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Test Crime; Crime; Civil; Family; Regulatory
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Pro Bono; Mediation
North eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
4 September 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
New Park Court Chambers is one of the premiere sets in the North East. We are home to a number of the leading practitioners raised from within our own ranks. It is a tradition we take pride in and wish to continue.

To that end we are offering two pupillages to begin in September 2023 to an outstanding candidate. The pupillage will guarantee a comprehensive well supported common law education, which will include an introduction and grounding in serious crime and regulatory enforcement. An education which has proved successful in our recent recruitment, development and expansion.

We are a supportive set, keen to develop the individual and promote diversity.
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. BC1: 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)
  2. BC2: Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice (200 words)
  3. Which skills and characteristics are the hallmarks of a good advocate? (200 words)
  4. If there is anything else you would like us to know about you, please tell us here (200 words)
  5. Please tell us about your journey to the profession. In your answer please set out any obstacles or challenges that you have felt you have encountered and, where you have been able to, how you overcame them or attempted to do so (100 words)
  6. What is the greatest challenge you have faced so far other than those related to coming to the profession? (100 words)
  7. What areas of practice are you interested in and why? Please explain the reasons for your choices with evidence where possible. (200 words)
  8. Do you wish your application to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme? Please state Yes or No. (100 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.