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One Crown Office Row

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  • 73 Tenants
  • 5 Tenancies in last 3 years

About One Crown Office Row

This is a long-established and leading civil set of 73 members including 26 silks.

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Head of chambers

Mr Richard Booth QC

This is a long-established and leading civil set of 74 members including 27 silks. 1 Crown Office Row is recognised as one of the leading sets in the UK, particularly in the fields of civil and public law. Indicators of excellence are the high number of members on the Attorney General’s panels, the growing number of QCs and the high number of former members now in the senior judiciary. We run the highly acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog, podcast Law Pod UK and 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review (QMLR).
Our members practise in a wide range of specialisms and have been recognised as leading practitioners in areas including: clinical negligence, personal injury, professional negligence, professional discipline, inquests, public inquiries, public and administrative law, mediation, human rights, environmental law, costs, employment and equality, immigration and asylum, tax, and cyber. We also have many members with successful practices in multi-party actions, technology and construction and sports law. In the last few years, our instruction has included the Grenfell Tower inquiry, Tavistock 'puberty blockers' case, Windrush compensation scheme, amongst other top flight cases. Chambers & Partners has described the set as follows: “Its top-flight performers amass between them an enviable bank of knowledge of medical and regulatory issues, all of which is seasoned with efficient case management and excellent responsiveness. It also proves surprisingly versatile. Experts in environment, personal injury, civil liberties and general public law abound at an outfit that forms a whole that is very much greater than the sum of its parts.”
Candidates should have a keen interest in the areas of work in which members practise. Academic prowess is important, with a normal requirement of a first or upper second-class degree. A sound grounding in legal principle is expected. Chambers retains a strong reputation for the advocacy skills of its members and demonstration of an aptitude for advocacy is helpful. This may be shown in a number of ways, for instance mooting, debating and work in the voluntary legal services sector. Work at the Bar demands high levels of commitment and we look for signs that applicants have that quality by examining, for example, whether they have done mini-pupillages or in some other way established that the Bar, with all its challenges and hurdles, is for them.
We offer up to two 12-month pupillages. Each pupillage is split between four pupil supervisors. Pupils can expect to gain a wide experience of court and paperwork and have opportunities to help and accompany other members of chambers (including silks) on interesting cases.
Chambers is a member of the centralised pupillage application system, Pupillage Gateway: Full details of the selection process are at under ‘Careers.’
We offer two mini-pupillages; traditional and assessed. We offer places for 15 mini-pupils each year with applications closing at the end of February for our traditional mini-pupillage. We also run assessed mini-pupillage scheme aimed at students from less advantaged backgrounds. Full details on our website under ‘Careers’.
Each pupil receives an annual award of £65,000 paid as a £32,500 grant in the first six months and as £32,500 of guaranteed earnings in the second six. We also fund all necessary training courses for pupils. Pupils may draw down up to 20% of the award in advance to assist in funding their BPTC.

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Temple, London, EC4Y 7HH
Phone: 020 7797 7500
Email: [email protected]
Mini-pupillages: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree