Experienced Practitioners

We welcome approaches to join these Chambers from those with relevant experience. These may be members of the Bar wishing to move from their present chambers or from solicitors wishing to transfer to the Bar.

The Head of Chambers is always happy to discuss with such individuals, in confidence, their interest in these Chambers.


One Chancery pupillage, either practising or non-practising, is available at any one time. The offer made will be of a 12 month pupillage, commencing in October of the following year.

Funded up to £30,000 for 12 months (for pupillage commencing October 2018), pro rata.

There are currently no third six month pupillage available.

The Head of Pupillage is Philip Brown.

The closing date for applications for pupillage commencing October 2018 is 5.00pm on Friday 29th September 2017.

Chambers’ Pupillage Application form for the period 2018/2019 can be downloaded here (word format).

Chambers’ Pupillage Policy can be downloaded here (pdf format)


Mini Pupillage

We are pleased to offer a limited number of places for mini-pupillage to those considering a career at the Bar. Those accepted will spend one to two days in chambers (usually with junior members) attending court and conferences, and studying sets of papers. The visit is not assessed, nor is it a pre-requisite to obtaining pupillage at 9 Stone Buildings – we view mini-pupillage as an opportunity for potential applicants for pupillage to experience the type of work we do, and the atmosphere in chambers.

We find that mini-pupils obtain the most from the experience if they have completed at least one year of an undergraduate law degree, or have started the GDL course at the time they visit chambers. Prospective GDL students are welcome to apply, provided they will have started the course at the time of their visit.

Applications should be made by way of covering letter and curriculum vitae, specifying degree classification obtained (or if you are still studying, marks obtained in university examinations to date), and sent clearly marked “Mini-Pupillage” by post or by email to The member of chambers in charge of mini-pupillage is Thomas Cockburn. The following deadlines apply:

1. 30th June for a mini-pupillage between October and December.
2. 31st October for a mini-pupillage between January and March.
3. 31st January for a mini-pupillage between April and July.

Mini-pupils are generally accepted if it appears they would be considered as potential pupils in the future, and there is space to accommodate them. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application after the relevant deadline has expired. We regret that late applications cannot be considered.

All mini-pupils are required to sign a declaration of confidentiality on arrival in chambers.