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Crown Office Chambers

  • Up to 3 Pupillages
  • 100 Tenants
  • 8 Tenancies in last 3 years

About Crown Office Chambers

We are one of the leading sets of chambers specialising in civil and commercial work.

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Head of chambers

Mr Andrew Rigney QC, Mr Alexander Antelme QC

We are one of the leading sets of chambers specialising in civil and commercial work. We are based in Inner Temple overlooking the garden and River Thames. With 100 members and over 30 staff, we are one of the larger London chambers, however, we are also a welcoming, friendly and collegiate community.

We undertake a range of common law and commercial work, with particular specialisms in personal injury, clinical negligence, construction, commercial contracts, insurance and reinsurance, health and safety, product liability and professional negligence.

We look for a first or upper second-class honours degree, not necessarily in law. We will be looking for motivation, dedication and intelligence which are the hallmarks of a first-class barrister and a flair for the oral and written presentation of complex legal arguments. We also look for well-rounded individuals with a range of extra-curricular experience. You will be expected to work hard and to show strong commitment to your work, but in a friendly and relaxed chambers environment. We support equality and diversity in chambers and welcome applications from all qualified applicants.

Pupils are welcomed as an integral part of chambers from the moment they arrive. You sit with two pupil supervisors in your first six months and one in your second six. You will work with a number of barristers practising in different areas of work over the course of the year. You appear in court regularly during your second six, handling applications and small trials in the county courts. You will have ample opportunity to develop advocacy skills. We also provide formal advocacy training sessions.

Crown Office Chambers is a member of the Pupillage Gateway. Please refer to the Pupillage Gateway website for further information including the recruitment timetable.

We offer a limited number of mini-pupillages in selected weeks throughout the year. Details and an online form are downloadable from our website at

Up to three pupillages offered per year, each with an award of £75,000 plus earnings retained from second six. A drawdown of up to £20,000 from the pupillage award is available in advance.

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2 Crown Office Row, Temple, London, EC4Y 7HJ
Phone: 020 7797 8100
Email: [email protected]
Mini-pupillages: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree or equivalent