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|Minimum qualification:||2.1 except in special circumstances|
Description of chambers
Hailsham Chambers is a long-established set with a distinguished heritage which includes law lords and the UK’s current Advocate General to the ECJ. We are proud of our past but are committed to remaining one of the most forward-thinking sets of chambers in London. Members of Hailsham Chambers provide advice and representation in a diverse range of specialities before all levels of courts and tribunals in England and Wales and overseas.
Areas of work
Chambers has six main practice areas: professional negligence, medical law, professional disciplinary and regulatory, costs, personal injury and commercial litigation. We have leading practitioners and experts in all these fields and are recognised by the legal directories as a leading set for professional and medical negligence, professional disciplinary and costs disputes. We have strong and long established relationships with all of the leading insurers and national and City firms working in our areas of practice. Our work ethos is to provide the highest possible standards of advocacy, advice and service. This is complemented by the support given by members of Hailsham Chambers to each other within our specialist teams and across chambers.
Who should apply
We want motivated and able candidates committed to providing their best and determined to succeed. Usually a minimum 2.1 degree is required but special circumstances will be considered. Hailsham Chambers adheres to and supports the Bar Council’s policies on equal opportunity and non-discrimination. That is why we are one of the few sets whose application form involves a problem question: we look to recruit those from any background who sparkle with ability.
We provide a 12-month period of intensive and high quality training in a relaxed atmosphere. Pupils are likely to spend time with three different pupil supervisors, one for each of the first and second three months, and one for the second six months. The pupil supervisors’ respective practices will cover two or more of chambers’ areas of specialisation, including clinical disputes or professional negligence in particular. Pupils are encouraged to work with different members of chambers. In the second six months pupils accept instructions and attend court on their own account. Formal and informal feedback is provided and regarded as crucial for the learning process. A mentor is always available to discuss pupillage in the strictest confidence. We provide a thorough advocacy training and assessment programme.
How and when to apply
For 12-month pupillage commencing September 2019, please apply through the Pupillage Gateway. In addition, we will be accepting applications through the Pupillage Gateway for one 12-month pupillage commencing in September 2018.
Hailsham Chambers offers mini-pupillages throughout the year (although vacation periods are best avoided) to those who have started university and can show a real interest in pursuing a legal career. To apply please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to Theo Barclay.
We are offering two 12-month pupillages commencing in September 2019. Each of our 12-month pupillages has an award of £50,000 including £5,000 guaranteed earnings. We are also offering one 12-month pupillage funded on the same basis, commencing September 2018.