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Description of chambers
Landmark is ranked as the number one planning and environmental Chambers in the UK by the top legal directories. We are consistently regarded as one of the leading sets in our other main areas of work and have consistently won Real Estate Set of the Year and Planning/Environmental Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards. Members have been involved in some of the most significant cases and inquiries in recent years, including Crossrail and HS2, the third runway for Heathrow, the Supreme Court property case Day v Hosebay Ltd and the recent infringement of LGBTQ+ rights case Jones v AG Trinidad & Tobago.
Areas of work
Landmark is the UK’s leading specialist Chambers in planning and infrastructure, environmental, property, public and international law.
During your four seats of pupillage, we will encourage you to work for a cross-section of members and we will arrange for our silks to act as your satellite supervisors on more complex cases. This will allow you to see a wide variety of work and take advantage of Landmark’s unique position as a leading specialist set, with significant overlap between its private and public law practices. In your second six months you will also be offered opportunities to appear in Court of your own accord, usually in the County Court or First-Tier Tribunal. We are committed to providing our pupils with high-quality and constructive training. To that end, you will receive regular feedback from your supervisors and, at the end of the first and third seats, you will be invited to participate in formal feedback sessions with the chair and secretaries of our pupillage committee. Finally, our pupils participate in, and receive feedback in relation to, three written and one oral advocacy assessments during their pupillage year.
How and when to apply
Chambers runs a split recruitment process, the first phase of which is designed for candidates who have a particular interest in developing a significant property law practice. The second phase of the process is designed for applicants who are able to demonstrate that they have a strong interest in developing a significant practice in at least one of Landmark’s areas of expertise. Further information may be found on our website.
Landmark runs a comprehensive mini-pupillage programme from Chambers’ offices in London, taking up to 60 students per annum for a period of three to five days’ duration. Landmark Chambers believes that it’s important to ensure that students from all backgrounds are able to undertake their mini-pupillage at minimal expense to themselves and, in doing so, improve social mobility at, and access to, the Bar. We therefore offer all mini-pupils a maximum reimbursement of £100 for reasonable travel and lunch expenses. Additionally, Landmark operates a discretionary accommodation funding scheme for students visiting from outside of London. To find out more about pupillage, mini-pupillage, Landmark’s open evenings, property moot competition and judicial review moot competition, please visit www.landmarkchambers.co.uk/pupillage-recruitment.