Monckton Chambers specialises in public and commercial law and the interface between the two.
We are recognised as a leading set within our specialisms, which include competition and regulatory; administrative and public; commercial; sports; tax; and technology, media and communications law. Our work is carried out in areas of the law that are rapidly growing and fast moving. It is exceptionally demanding, but also highly rewarding.
We are looking for candidates of the highest intellectual calibre. Most successful candidates for pupillage will have a First Class Honours degree (although it need not be in law). We do not, however, require candidates to have any experience or expertise in the specialised areas in which we practice, merely an interest in and enthusiasm for the work that we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have degrees in subjects other than law and are taking (or have taken) the GDL. It is not only intellectual skills that we are looking for: we are seeking candidates with the personal skills to win the trust of clients and judges alike. Monckton Chambers is a dynamic place to work. Members actively engage in speaking at conferences and seminars, in London and internationally, and in contributing to a variety of publications, ranging from our own marketing materials, to specialist journals and practitioner texts. We are looking for junior tenants who will bring real energy to chambers.
Monckton Chambers is a member of the Bar Council Pupillage Gateway and all applications should be made in accordance with that scheme. We invite applications from pupils in the year preceding the October in which pupillage is due to start.
Administrative & public law
The public law Bar spans the full range of administrative, public and constitutional law.
Civil liberties & human rights
Human rights law is essential for a fair society where all are protected, including the vulnerable.
Competition and regulatory work involves a mixture of commercial, public and European law.
European Union and international
Employment barristers may appear before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, international tribunals and domestic courts.
When parties from different jurisdictions come into conflict over commercial relationships, they may decide that arbitration is the best method of resolution.
Planning law regulates the way property owners use and develop their property in the interests of the wider community.
Whether it’s EU-originated, domestic or an industry code of conduct, regulation affects all aspects of civil life and commercial activity.
Tax barristers advise and litigate on all aspects of commercial and personal tax issues.
Sports & entertainment
Among the different types of client are professional athletes; their managers, coaches and agents; sports clubs and brand sponsors.