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Brick Court Chambers

  • 5 Pupillages
  • 92 Tenants
  • 7 Tenancies in last 3 years

About Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is a leading set with particular expertise in commercial, EU, competition and public law. We normally offer five pupillages each year.

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Head of chambers

Mr Mark Howard QC, Miss Helen Davies QC

Brick Court Chambers is a leading set of commercial and EU Chambers, which also has expertise in public law and human rights work.

Our core commercial work includes all aspects of international trade, finance and commerce, with particular emphasis on banking, insurance, reinsurance, shipping and on private international law.

Chambers also has one of the highest concentrations of European Union lawyers, who are specialists in all aspects of EU and Competition litigation. We have a small annex in Brussels. Some members of Chambers also have expertise in human rights and in commercial and regulatory judicial review, which enables Chambers to build on its strengths in commercial and EU law.

Candidates are generally expected to have a first or good upper second degree. Advocacy exercises under the supervision of members of Chambers are an integral part of pupillage.

Why Brick Court?
Pupil training – the care we give to pupils is well known at the Bar. We aim to give all our pupils a basic understanding of the skills and disciplines necessary for practice in our core areas of work.


Advocacy experience – we regard it as very important for our young tenants to gain experience on their feet and in their own cases. There is an excitement in being a junior in a big and important case and in working with some of the leading advocates at the Bar today. But it is equally important to gain experience in one’s own small cases, whether in the county court or employment tribunal.

Placing pupils – we have an excellent record in placing those pupils who are not offered tenancies in other good sets of chambers.

Range of work – our work covers a wide spectrum of modern litigation. Many find the breadth of our practice an important factor in choosing Brick Court Chambers.

We are members of OLPAS (summer season).

We normally only make offers of pupillage to candidates who have spent some time in an assessed mini-pupillage with us. Please apply as early as possible.

We offer four 12-month pupillages each year. A pupillage award, currently £38,000, is offered to all pupils intending to practice at the English Bar. This may be supplemented by any fees earned during the second six months of pupillage. Part of the pupillage award may be advanced during the BVC year.

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Extra info

7-8 Essex Street, London, WC2R 3LD
Phone: 020 7379 3550
Mini-pupillages: Yes
Minimum qualification: Generally a first or good 2.1 degree