Towards the end of your pupillage, a decision will be made as to whether or not you will be invited to become a member of Chambers. We have an excellent record of recruitment from among our pupils. In the last 10 years, 19 of our 22 pupils have been offered tenancies in Chambers.
The test for recruitment is the quality of your performance during pupillage (both in court and on papers) and the demonstration of the personal qualities needed by a barrister in practice in our Chambers. The question we ask ourselves is; “Are we convinced that this pupil is likely to have a successful career in these Chambers?”
If invited to join Chambers as a junior tenant, you can expect to be in court several times a week. Your court work will be a mix of criminal hearings, interlocutory applications and small claims and fast track trials in the County Court.
You will also be instructed in written advisory work – for example all new junior tenants will regularly advise on the merits of proposed personal injury claims, as well as the quantum of injuries suffered by claimants.
Whilst each member’s income cannot be precisely predicted, the recent experience of our newest members indicates that income levels can be expected to rise comfortably in the first months of tenancy.