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Chavasse Court Chambers – 12 Months – September 2024

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Pupillage Vacancy Information

About Authorised Education and Training Organisation and Structure of Pupillage

Chavasse Court Chambers has an excellent reputation as a busy and strong set of chambers with formidable advocacy experience in defending and prosecuting serious crime.  
We have outstanding clerks who have built long standing working relationships with many local solicitors and beyond.  
Pupils will accordingly be given the platform to forge a busy and successful practice at the Criminal Bar.   We are known for our down to earth approach with clients and solicitors.    
We are seeking a well-rounded candidate with excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills.  We encourage applications from any candidate who is determined to succeed at the Criminal Bar regardless of their background.   Applications will be judged on merit.   
Pupillage is offered with a view to tenancy and therefore significant time and commitment is invested in pupils to ensure they are supported, promoted and encouraged to succeed.  
Financial and Other Support Available

The pupillage award will take the form of a grant for the first six months of pupillage, which meets the minimum award as specified annually by the Bar Council (including travel expenses from chambers to court) and guaranteed earnings during the second six months. Historically most pupils usually exceed the guaranteed earnings level.
Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Our Equality and diversity policy is on our website:
Our Equality and diversity Officer is Carmel Wilde
Chambers is an equal opportunities employer and will endeavour to accommodate any requests for special requirements
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and furthering a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we work.  
As part of our Equality and Diversity Action Plan, we have therefore signed up variety of schemes to offer mini-Pupillages from those from under represented backgrounds at the Bar. 

How to Apply

1. Application is by way of Curriculum Vitae and a one page covering letter in size 12 font, which should be emailed only to:  
2. The application should be accompanied by a completed Diversity Data monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the pupillage section on our website.  The form will be kept separate and will not feature in any decision to interview or recruit.
3. The application email should have 3 attachments:
  • Letter (File Name: “Candidate’s SURNAME, first name - Letter”) 
  • CV (File Name: “Candidate’s SURNAME First Name - CV”)
  • Diversity Monitoring Form (File Name: “Candidate’s Initials, Diversity Monitoring Form”)
4.  Applications not sent in the correct format, as stated above, may not be considered.  

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