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Pump Court Chambers (Criminal) - 12 Months- October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Pump Court Chambers
Head of AETO:
Oba Nsugbe QC
Address of AETO:
Pump Court Chambers
3 Pump Court
Temple, London
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Common Law
Practice areas:
Family; Civil; Common Law; Crime
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation; Pro Bono
Western; South eastern; London
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£30,000 - £39,999
Closing date:
13 June 2022 at 11:59 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Historically a Western Circuit set, a significant amount of work is now undertaken on the South Eastern and other Circuits.

We welcome applications for pupillage from bright and enthusiastic prospective pupils who have a passion to specialise exclusively at the Criminal Bar.

Our Criminal pupillage is offered on a combination of academic merit and success at interview. The criminal pupillage is for twelve months commencing in October 2023, although adjustments may be made if necessary. The majority of this criminal pupillage will be based in and around Winchester.

There are currently over 100 members of Chambers (including 7 silks), about half of whom are based in Winchester or Swindon. Members of all teams regularly appear in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. About 60% of our work is on the Western Circuit, including most of the crime. Most of our Circuit work is in Hampshire (about an hour on the train from London) but we also travel to Dorset, Wiltshire and further afield. Our London practitioners travel out on Circuit when their practice requires it.

Our Criminal barristers specialise in general crime, regulatory crime, disciplinary work and courts martial work (in this country and abroad). Our Criminal barristers prosecute and defend.

All our Pupils are encouraged to travel with their supervisors although not necessarily to every hearing, nor those at a great distance. Pupils are also encouraged to see other members of Chambers at work, particularly the junior tenants in order to familiarise themselves with the type of work done in the second-six months of pupillage. We aim to ensure that pupillage with us is as varied and interesting as possible. In order to ensure that the fullest communication is maintained between pupils and the rest of Chambers, a junior tenant in both London and Winchester is appointed each year to act as liaison so that any queries or problems can be raised which might not be so readily or conveniently dealt with through the pupil supervisor or other routes.
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How to apply
Please e-mail your CV and covering letter in one PDF document to Naomi Gyane at Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022