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|Tenancies in last 3 years:||3|
|Minimum qualification:||Good 2.1 degree|
Description of chambers
Atkin Chambers is a leading commercial set specialising in construction, energy and technology disputes, and related professional negligence claims. As well as leading in the domestic field, its barristers have significant international practices spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean. Chambers is consistently ranked as one of London’s leading sets in the legal directories.
Areas of work
Atkin Chambers is a leader in its field: construction law. Its barristers are regularly instructed to advise and act as advocates in relation to some of the largest and most complex international and domestic disputes in their field of expertise. Members of Atkin Chambers have been involved in many of the most high-profile domestic disputes in the fields of construction, technology, power, energy, computers and telecommunications of recent years, both in court and arbitration. Examples include the Panama Canal, the Shard, Wembley Stadium, the upgrade of London Underground, Heathrow T5, and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, as well as major oil and gas and renewable energy projects. Members are also regularly involved in high-value construction, energy and infrastructure projects around the globe and regularly appear at international arbitrations seated in locations such as the Gulf States, Hong Kong and Singapore. Significant opportunities for international travel and practise exist at the junior end of chambers.
Who should apply
Applicants for pupillage should have a first-class degree or a good 2.1. Postgraduate qualifications are viewed favourably but are not essential. Applications from non-law graduates are welcomed. Pre-existing knowledge of construction law is not required.
Atkin Chambers’ takes recruitment to pupillage and tenancy extremely seriously. The market-leading pupillage award of £72,500 reflects this. The pupillage year is highly-structured and provides all of the Bar Council’s training requirements along with the additional training chambers considers is necessary for successful entry into the high-quality commercial work of its practice. Chambers provides its own advocacy training and assessment in addition to that provided by the Inns of Court. Full and up-todate details of may be viewed on chambers’ website. Atkin Chambers operates under its equality and diversity policy in accordance with the Bar Standard Board’s equality and diversity code.
How and when to apply
Applications for the year starting in October 2020 open on Saturday 29 September 2018 and close at midnight on Wednesday 12 December 2018. Applications should be made by sending a CV, a covering letter of no more than two pages in length and two references (of which at least one should be academic) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to 10 mini-pupillages are offered each year. Details and application dates are on chambers’ website.
Two fully-funded pupillages of £72,500 per pupil for 12 months. A drawdown of up to £25,000 is available during the BPTC year.