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Serle Court

  • Up to 3 Pupillages
  • 68 Tenants
  • 6 Tenancies in last 3 years

About Serle Court

Leading commercial chancery set offering formidable range of expertise in commercial and chancery fields. Up to three pupillages in 2023 for candidates with outstanding ability.

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Head of chambers

Ms Elizabeth Jones QC

Acknowledged as “one of the very best commercial chancery sets, and one of the few that genuinely competes in both traditional chancery and commercial litigation”, Serle Court “offers a variety of skill sets that others can’t provide, and houses some of the biggest names at the Bar” – Chambers UK.

Serle Court has 68 barristers including 27 silks, and is recommended in 11 areas of practice by Chambers and Partners and 19 areas of practice in Legal 500. Serle Court provides a stimulating and inclusive work environment and a modern approach.

Serle Court’s main areas of chancery and commercial practice include civil fraud, commercial litigation, company, insolvency, international and offshore, partnership and LLP, private client trusts and probate, property, mediation and arbitration.

Other areas of expertise include administrative and public law, art, banking and financial services, charities, competition law and state aid, court of protection, EU law, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, matrimonial finance, private international law, professional negligence, public international law, regulatory and disciplinary, sports, entertainment and media, tax and telecommunications and information technology.

Serle Court is interested in well-rounded candidates from all backgrounds. Chambers looks for highly motivated individuals with outstanding intellectual ability, combined with a practical approach, sound judgment, an ability to develop good client relationships and the potential to become excellent advocates. Serle Court has a reputation for “consistent high quality” and for having members who are “highly intelligent, user-friendly, approachable and supportive” and seeks the same qualities in pupils. Serle Court is committed to equality and diversity and encourages and welcomes applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are under-represented in the legal sector.

Serle Court offers an excellent preparation for successful practice, a friendly and supportive environment, the opportunity to learn from some of the leading barristers in their field and a real prospect of tenancy. Pupils sit with four pupil supervisors in order to experience a broad range of work. Chambers aims to recruit up to three pupils each year.

Chambers now participates in the online pupillage applications scheme Pupillage Gateway. Applications must be made through the Pupillage Gateway.

Serle Court’s mini-pupillage policy is currently under review. Potential applicants are asked to consult for up to date information.

Serle Court offers awards of £65,000 for 12 months, of which up to £22,500 can be drawn down during the BPTC year. Chambers also provides an income guarantee worth up to £120,000 over the first two years of practice.

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Extra info

6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London, WC2A 3QS
Phone: 020 7242 6105
Email: [email protected]
Mini-pupillages: Yes
Minimum qualification: Under review