7 Stone Buildings,
- No of silks 299
- No of juniors 41
- No of pupils up to 3
- Contact Valerie Piper, pupillage secretary, [email protected]
- Method of application see chambers’ website from October 2016
- Pupillages (pa) up to 3 funded
- Income £65,000 pa
- Tenancies in last three years 5
Type of work undertaken
Pupils spend their first three months in chambers with one pupil supervisor in order that the pupil can find his or her feet and establish a point of contact. For the balance of the pupillage year each pupil will sit with different pupil supervisors, usually for two months at a time. The set believes that it is important for pupils to see all of the different kinds of work done in chambers.
Chambers believes that oral advocacy remains a core skill of the commercial chancery barrister. The set provides in-house advocacy exercises for pupils during their pupillage. These take the form of mock hearings, prepared in advance from adapted sets of papers, with senior members of chambers acting as the tribunal. They provide detailed feedback after each exercise. These exercises are part of the assessment process and help develop essential court skills.