Pupillage Vacancy Information
3 Hare Court is a leading commercial and civil law set with a friendly and approachable outlook. Known for our commercial, personal injury, travel, Privy Council work and links to the Caribbean; we are ranked by the legal directories and members are recognised as leaders in their field.
We are committed to providing excellent training to ensure that our pupils have the skills, knowledge, and judgement to succeed at the modern Bar.
Our members have expertise across a range of practice areas including appeals to the Privy Council, arbitration, aviation, banking and finance, civil fraud, commercial & company constitutional law, derivatives & financial product litigation, employment, insolvency, personal injury, professional negligence, property, public & administrative, public inquiries, sports and travel & cross-border claims.
We also take part in the Public Access scheme that allows members of the public to instruct a barrister directly.
Structure of Pupillage
We offer up to two 12-month pupillages. These carry an award of £65,000 per year split into two parts, £55,000 in the first six months, and £10,000 plus earnings for work done in the second six months.
We have a long-established history of recruiting from our own pupils, having offered tenancies to 10 out of the last 10 pupils. We aim to provide the highest quality pupillage training in a friendly and supportive 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 eight-week ‘seats’). This allows pupils to experience a wide range of work in each of our core practice areas.
Pupils have monthly appraisals and a formal assessment at the end of each ‘seat’. These are designed to provide pupils with consistent and transparent guidance on their progress and development.
Why 3 Hare Court?
• High-quality training and exposure to a variety of work
Pupils will experience a broad range of work across all of our main practice areas.
• Inclusive culture
We aim to provide the highest quality pupillage training in a friendly and supportive environment.
• Excellent clerks’ room and professional support
We provide our members with support and advice to build a sustainable and thriving practice.
Equality Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity at the Bar, and to providing equality of opportunity and a fair and inclusive working environment so that pupils can flourish regardless of their background. We encourage and welcome applications from all groups that tend to be underrepresented in the legal profession.
How to Apply
Aspiring barristers are invited to apply to chambers between 3 January 2024 and 7 February 2024 using the Pupillage Gateway application system to search for the relevant Pupillage Vacancy and selecting ‘Apply for this pupillage’.
Shortlisting and invitation to interview normally take place in March.
In addition to the standardised Bar Council questionnaire, candidates will be asked to respond to the following questions from Chambers:
1. What challenges (practical or legal) do you consider arise out of of being a junior tenant in a common and commercial law Chambers? (1,000 character limit)
2. Why do you believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any experiences or skills that you believe may help you in your career (750 character limit)
3. 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 arrears of practice (1,000 character limit)
4. Why do you want to become a barrister? (750 character limit)
5. What areas of practice are you most interested in and why? (750 character limit)