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Church Court Chambers are delighted to announce that we are recruiting two pupils to commence pupillage in September 2022.  Application is by way of an application form, available from Chambers’ Website which must be received by Chambers by 13.59 on 9th February 2022. Please email the completed form to: j.sharpling@churchcourtchambers.co.uk. Furthermore could you please include “Pupilage Application 2022” within the email subject

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Background

Church Court Chambers is a leading multi-disciplinary set with a proud reputation in Crime (both Prosecution and Defence) together with Regulatory, Family and Immigration law. Our Members, including seven eminent Queen’s Counsel and 43 juniors, enjoy busy and varied practices; collectively they have an enviable back catalogue of high-profile and complex matters. Individually they are all highly regarded and respected by their peers and the judiciary

We remain committed to recruiting the best and most able pupils offering a structured and effective transition between academia and practice. Chambers considers the development and expansion of Chambers as being inherently linked to our pupillage programme. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in developing a criminal practice together with a willingness to engage with the broad spectrum of potential work available in Chambers.

We look for academic ability, outstanding advocacy skills, evidence of commitment to life at the independent Bar, and hallmarks of character which are reflective of not simply a Member of the Bar, but a barrister who wishes to become in due course a Member of Church Court Chambers.

Chambers is committed to equal opportunities and acts in accordance with the Bar Council’s Code of Conduct and the Equality Code for the Bar. We do not discriminate, or permit discrimination, by reference to sex, race, ethnic origin, national origin, nationality or citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, religion, political persuasion, disability or age.

Fixed Term Tenancy

Chambers are also delighted to offer fixed term tenancies (six-months) for those candidates who have completed pupillage at other-sets or in-house.  Our fixed-term tenants do not pay Chambers’ Rent and are provided with a monthly travel grant to ease financial pressure. Application is by way of CV and Covering Letter to c.witcher@churchcourtchambers.co.uk

Rent/Commission

Through effective Chambers’ management we have one of the most competitive rent/commission packages at the Bar namely £350 rent payable monthly and 11.5% commission payable upon receipts. That structure offers stability and security to our members. Chambers is proudly a signatory to the Best Practice Guidelines for Third-Six Pupils and therefore our Pupils do not pay any rent or commission.

If you would like to discuss joining Chambers, please contact Daniel Bartlett our senior clerk for a confidential discussion.

Chambers is committed to equal opportunities and acts in accordance with the Bar Council’s Code of Conduct and the Equality Code for the Bar. We do not discriminate, or permit discrimination, by reference to sex, race, ethnic origin, national origin, nationality or citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, religion, political persuasion, disability or age.

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Criminal Law

Business Crime

Extradition

Immigration Law

Regulatory and Disciplinary Law

Sports Law