Equality Diversity and Inclusion
3 Hare Court recognises the challenges faced across the Bar in improving access to the profession by candidates from under- represented groups and is committed to promoting equality and diversity in Chambers.
Chambers works with IntoUniversity, providing advice and work experience days to support those from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to consider a career as a barrister. Chambers is also proud to support Bridging the Bar, a charity committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity at the Bar. Further, members sit on the BSB Race Equality Task Force, take part in equality and diversity programmes organised by the Inns, such as the Inner Temple outreach and schools project, and are involved in charities such as Education and Employers and Inspiring the Future regularly going to CV workshops and giving career talks.
How to Apply
Aspiring barristers are invited to apply to chambers between Wednesday 4 January 2023 and Wednesday 8 February 2023 using the Pupillage Gateway application system to search for the relevant Pupillage Vacancy and selecting ‘Apply for this pupillage’.
In addition to the standardised Bar Council questionnaire, candidates will be asked to respond to the following questions from Chambers:
- What challenges (practical or legal) do you consider arise out of being a junior tenant in a common and commercial law Chambers? (1,500 character limit)
- 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 (1,200 character limit)
- 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 (1,200 character limit)
- Why do you wish to become a barrister? (1,200 character limit)
- What areas of practice are you most interested in and why? (1,200 character limit)
About AETO and Structure of Pupillage
3 Hare Court is a leading civil law set with particular expertise in civil fraud, commercial litigation, employment, insolvency, international work including arbitration, financial services, personal injury and travel litigation, professional negligence, and property and construction litigation. We also undertake public, administrative and constitutional law with a number of members of Chambers appointed to government panels. Chambers is also a leading Privy Council set with a number of links to the Caribbean.
Individual members of Chambers are recognised and ranked by the leading directories in each of the following areas: administrative and public law; aviation; chancery-commercial; civil liberties and human rights; commercial dispute resolution; construction; fraud-civil; employment; immigration; insolvency (including restructuring); offshore; personal injury; professional negligence; and travel litigation.
Any Other Relevant Information
3 Hare Court aims to provide the highest quality pupillage training in a friendly and supporting environment. This includes provision of an advocacy training programme specifically designed to prepare pupils for the type of cases that they are likely to be dealing with in their formative years. During pupillage itself, pupils will be mentored by up to six different pupil supervisors (in two months blocks). This allows prospective tenants to experience a wide range of work in each of our core practice areas.
Chambers recruits up to 2 pupils a year, who can each expect to be in court regularly in their second six. Chambers has a long-established history of recruitment from its own pupils, having offered tenancies to 10 out of the last 10 pupils. In addition, Chambers is committed to assist the transition from pupillage to tenancy with new tenants enjoying generous concessions in the first few years of practice.