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Cobden House (Personal Injury) - 12 Months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Cobden House Chambers
Head of AETO:
Marc Willems QC
Address of AETO:
19 Quay Street
M3 3HN
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Housing and Social Welfare; Personal Injury; Crime; Family; Business and Property
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation; Pro Bono
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:
October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Cobden House Chambers is delighted to announce that it is now recruiting for a fully funded 12 month pupillage in our Personal Injury Department.

Please note that it is Chambers’ policy to offer pupillage with a view to tenancy.

Owing to a continuing growth and success of the department, we have decided to offer a dedicated pupillage opportunity in Personal Injury in our 2022 recruitment process.

The Personal Injury pupillage will cover all aspects of personal injury from the most modest claims involving the small claims track and MOJ portal through to the Fast track and Multi-track, including an introduction to catastrophic injury claims.

Within the team we have practitioners who deal with the full spectrum of personal injury and there will also be opportunities to gain experience in inquest work and clinical negligence work.

We ensure that the individual sees a broad range of work and styles of advocacy both written and oral.

Within the first six months the chosen individual will be asked to draft pleadings and advices as exercises to allow us monitor progress.
There will be experience gained from attendance at conferences and consultations with solicitors, lay clients, and experts.

In the second six months the individual will be able to work as an advocate but will be expected to follow their Pupil Supervisor or another member of chambers on any days or half days when not booked in their own right.

The aim of the pupillage is to provide full and appropriate training for the expected demands of commencing practice on the Northern Circuit and beyond.

Pupillage Award

Each pupil receives a total award of £25,000 comprising £9000 during the First Six and Guaranteed Earnings of £16,000 during the Second Six.


The recruitment process will be conducted in accordance with the mandatory pupillage timetable. Applications can be submitted from 11.00 on Wednesday 5th January 2022. The Closing Date for applications is 14.00 on 9th February 2022. First Round interviews will be held on Saturday 2nd April 2022 with Second Round interviews on Friday 8th April 2022. The successful candidate will be notified in accordance with the timetable.


The planned pupillage start date is 3rd October 2022 but Chambers will consider a flexible starting date to accommodate the successful candidate according to their personal circumstances.


We welcome applications from ANY suitably qualified candidate irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or social background. All applications are anonymised prior to assessment and our recruitment process is conducted in accordance with the Bar Council guidelines.

How to apply
Application is by Chambers’ own Application Form. This can be downloaded from Chambers’ website. Submission details can be found on the website. If replying by post, please note that you must mark your envelope ‘Pupillage Application’.