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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 a significant international practices spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Chambers is consistently ranked as one of London’s leading sets in the legal directories. In their first years of practice, new members may expect earning potential equivalent to peers at the largest commercial sets.
Areas of work
Atkin Chambers is a leader in its field: construction law. Our 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 Shard, Wembley Stadium, Heathrow T5, Crossrail, London Underground as well as major oil and gas and renewable energy projects. Our barristers 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 practice exist at the junior end of chambers.
Who should apply
Applicants for pupillage should have a first-class degree or a good 2.1 degree. Postgraduate qualifications are viewed favourably but are not essential. Applications from non-law graduates are welcomed. Preexisting 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-to-date details of the structure and goals of Chambers’ pupillage training programme may be reviewed on our website. Chambers is committed to applying equal opportunities good practice.
How and when to apply
Applications for the year starting in October 2019 open on Saturday 30 September 2017 and close at midnight on Wednesday 13 December 2017. 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 email@example.com.
Up to 10 mini-pupillages are offered each year. Please refer to our website for further details of the mini-pupillage programme and application dates.
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.