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- Head of chambers: Mr Alan Boyle QC
- Apply through: Pupillage Gateway
- Deadline date: Pupillage Gateway deadline
Essentially, a barrister has to formulate a persuasive argument for each case and I enjoy the fact that the responsibility to do so is entirely my own. I am very much in control of my own cases and every day is completely different – it's both an exciting and demanding career.
|Pupillages offered:||Up to 3|
|Tenancies in last 3 years:||4|
|Minimum qualification:||Good 2.1 degree|
Description of chambers
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 is one of the leading Commercial Chancery sets with 69 barristers including 27 silks. Widely recognised as a leading set, Serle Court is recommended in 10 areas of practice by Chambers & Partners and 16 areas of practice in Legal 500. Serle Court has a stimulating and inclusive work environment and a forward looking approach.
Areas of work
Serle Court’s main areas of Chancery and Commercial practice include: Civil Fraud, Commercial Litigation, Company, Insolvency, International & Offshore, Partnership & LLP, Private Client Trusts & Probate, Property, Mediation and Arbitration. Other areas of expertise include: Administrative & Public Law, Art, Banking & Financial Services, Charities, Competition Law & State Aid, Court of Protection, EU Law, Insurance & Reinsurance, Intellectual Property, Private International Law, Professional Negligence, Public International Law, Regulatory & Disciplinary, Sports, Entertainment & Media and Tax.
Who should apply
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. Chambers requires a degree classification of a good 2.1 as a minimum. 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 genuinely 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.
How and when to apply
Chambers now participates in the online pupillage applications scheme Pupillage Gateway. Applications must be made through the Pupillage Gateway.
About 30 available each year. The application form is available at www.serlecourt.co.uk/join-us/mini-pupillage.
Serle Court offers awards of £65,000 for 12 months, of which up to £22,000 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.