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|Tenancies in last 3 years:||6|
|Minimum qualification:||First or upper second class degree usually expected|
Description of chambers
Henderson Chambers is a long-established, leading commercial/common law set. It has acknowledged expertise in all of its principal areas of practice, and pupils and members are frequently involved in high-profile commercial and common law litigation.
Areas of work
Chambers has unrivalled expertise in product liability (which covers a wide range of commercial work including sale of goods and insurance disputes, multi-party pharmaceutical and medical device claims and regulatory and enforcement proceedings) and is consistently rated as the leading set of chambers in this area. Henderson Chambers is also widely recognised for its health and safety and environment work. We cover all aspects of health and safety litigation and advice, including prosecutions for corporate manslaughter and infringements of health and safety legislation, as well as health and safety policy, management and training. Consistently ranked as one of the leading sets in this field as well as being awarded Health and Safety Chambers of the Year 2014 and Environment Set of the Year 2016, members also provide advice on health and safety and environment policy, regulatory issues, management and training. Henderson Chambers provide expert counsel to clients across the globe, and are experts at defending environmental damage claims. Over the last few decades, chambers has been involved in many of the major commercial and landmark international group actions.
In addition to this, members of Henderson Chambers are also noted for their expertise and experience in other areas, including: banking and finance, consumer law, personal injury, property law (covering a range of property law from commercial and residential landlord and tenant to real property and property human rights claims), employment law (including restraint of trade and breach of confidence matters; wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal claims; sex, race and disability discrimination claims; redundancy; transfer of undertakings and EC employment law), regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, public law and judicial review, and technology.
Who should apply
We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate a first-class intellect whether via the traditional route of an outstanding higher education record or via proof of success in other professions, in business or in employment. We are a friendly and sociable chambers, and we expect our candidates to be able to show how they have both worked hard and played hard.
Pupillages are for 12 months, usually with four different pupil supervisors for three months each. Pupils have the opportunity to spend four weeks at an international legal practice in order to experience practice in another jurisdiction first hand. Pupils should expect to attend court regularly during their second six months.
How and when to apply
We are part of the Pupillage Gateway and abide by its timetable. Queries about pupillage should be addressed to Helen Ghalem.
We offer unassessed mini-pupillages. Applications are by way of an online application form available at www.hendersonpupillage.co.uk.
Chambers offers up to two funded 12-month pupillages a year. Our pupils receive a minimum remuneration of £70,000. This consists of a guaranteed award of £70,000, plus any additional earnings during the second six months.