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5 St Andrew's Hill (5SAH) - Crime - 12 Months - October 23

AETO information
Name of AETO:
5 St Andrews Hill
Head of AETO:
David Josse QC
Address of AETO:
5 St Andrews Hill
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Crime and Family
Practice areas:
Crime; Extradition; Family; Civil; Public Law; Immigration; Inquiries and Inquests; Regulatory and disciplinary; Proceeds of Crime; Asset Tracing & Recovery
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; 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:
5 October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Crime Pupillage for October 2023:

5SAH is a specialist multi-practice set specialising in crime (prosecution and defence), extradition, proceeds of crime, asset forfeiture & recovery, family, professional discipline and public law.

5SAH are pleased to be offering three pupillages in 2023. Two pupillages focussed on crime and related areas and for the first time, a pupillage with an emphasis on family law.

Please apply for the Crime pupillages via this advert, and the family law focussed pupillage via the separate advert.
(you can request to be considered for the family pupillage as a second option without a separate application - see questions)

Criminal Pupillage & Selection Process:

In the first six months, pupils will have an opportunity to undertake work in a variety of practice areas with their pupil supervisors, whilst focused on Criminal Law, the particular area of law undertaken, will vary, depending on the Pupil Supervisor’s practice. In the second six months, whilst the majority of work undertaken will be criminal law, pupils will also undertake work in other practice areas including extradition, proceeds of crime work, professional discipline, family and some aspects of public law.

We run a fair selection process that aims to recruit bright candidates who also demonstrate flair and personality. We recruit on merit and ability. The Pupillage process comprises two interviews: the first includes both a general interview and a legal problem or current issue; the second takes the form of an advocacy exercise.

All applicants receive the same equal treatment, regardless of your race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief and background. Please get in touch with us if you need reasonable adjustments in relation to disability or other personal matters that may not be visible.

5SAH Pupillage Materials:

Please visit our recruitment pages here: - to find our more about our Pupillages at 5SAH Chambers.

• Pupillage Webinar: Please join us on 13th December at 6pm for our live webinar with members of the pupillage committee and recent pupils.
• Watch: Pupillage at 5SAH - Video
• Read: Pupillage at 5SAH Booklet - Booklet

Pupillage - General Information:

The majority of the work undertaken by chambers is in the London and South East Area.

Pupillage is usually divided into 3 'seats' of 4 months with 3 different pupil supervisors. Throughout the 12 months pupillage we follow a scheduled training programme, with assessed work, both oral and written.

Pupils will be awarded £20,000 for the first six months with guaranteed earnings of £15,000 in the second 6 months. Pupils also receive travel costs for any travel outside of the M25 during their first 6 months.

We offer a friendly, sociable and supportive working environment, within a historic building with modern facilities. Equidistant from the Temple and the City.

5SAH have a 100% record of recruiting pupils into tenancy over recent years.

If you have any queries please contact our Chambers Director, Dave Scothern:
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 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. Which skills and characteristics are the hallmarks of a good advocate? (200 words)
  3. What is the greatest challenge you have faced so far? (200 words)
  4. 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)
  5. If you would also like to be considered for our family law focussed pupillage please indictate here. (100 words)
  6. 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.