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7KBW is a specialist commercial set with members practising across the full breadth of commercial law.

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Head of chambers

Mr Gavin Kealey KC

7KBW is a specialist commercial set with members practising across the full breadth of commercial law. Chambers distinguishes itself by its supportive and inclusive atmosphere, as well as its reputation for the highest quality legal analysis and representation, from the most distinguished silks to the newest juniors.

7KBW’s practice areas are exclusively commercial and its members practise across the full breadth of commercial law, including all aspects of insurance and reinsurance, shipping and transport, professional negligence, civil fraud, international trade and commodities, energy, oil and gas, agency, injunctions and arrests, shipbuilding, sale of goods, banking and financial services, aviation, construction and private international law. Most of 7KBW’s work has an international dimension. Members appear regularly in the Commercial Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Privy Council and in arbitrations. They also appear in court and arbitrations in numerous other jurisdictions across the globe, including Singapore, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Dubai and Hong Kong.

7KBW is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and in all areas of Chambers life. Chambers welcomes applications from talented and ambitious candidates, regardless of background, and assesses all applicants against the same objective and fair criteria.

7KBW places particular emphasis during pupillage on training pupils to become effective commercial barristers. Pupils are allocated a pupillage supervisor for the first two to three months and will change pupillage supervisor more frequently thereafter. A large component of pupillage is assisting in the preparation of trials and applications and attending court with the pupil supervisor. It will also involve drafting statements of case, researching the law, advices and attending conferences. Whatever the nature of the pupil supervisor’s work, a pupil can expect to be fully involved in it. Chambers also organises advocacy exercises and pleading seminars for its pupils.

Applications should be made via the Pupillage Gateway 2023 season for pupillages commencing in September 2024. Deferred pupillages commencing in September 2025 will also be available but will only be offered in exceptional circumstances.

One-day mini-pupillages are available. Mini-pupillages do not include any formal assessments and completion of a mini-pupillage is not a prerequisite for applying for pupillage, but it is strongly encouraged. For information about how and when to apply, please refer to the website.

Pupillages are fully funded, with awards of £70,000 for 12 months. 7KBW is willing to advance up to £25,000 of the award on an interest-free basis for use during the BPTC year, on condition that any advance will be repaid if the pupil does not pass the BPTC exams or complete his or her pupillage.

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Temple, London, EC4Y 7DS
Phone: 020 7910 8300
Email: [email protected]
Mini-pupillages: Yes
Minimum qualification: Good 2.1 degree