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Cobden House (Business and Property) - 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 Business and Property Department.

Cobden House Chambers is a leading multi-disciplinary set located in the heart of Manchester.

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

The Business and Property Department has a substantial overlap with the Housing Department and the pupillage will involve experiencing the work of both Departments.

The Business and Property Department’s members cover a broad range of traditional Chancery and commercial work although the Department as a whole has a strong reputation for Real Property work.

Individual members specialise in fields as diverse as Trusts, Commercial Leases, Probate, Capital Taxation and Defamation.

A firm grounding in Real Property Law is essential. An interest in Trust Law, Company Law or Housing Law would be an advantage, although not essential.

The Business and Property Department pupillage will be structured to ensure that the successful candidate gains a firm grounding in both written work and advocacy, in preparation for taking on their own work during Second Six.

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’.