Head of chambers
Mr Francis Barlow QC
Chambers is a leading commercial chancery set which enjoys the highest reputation in the specialist areas of: private client work, including the administration of estates, capital taxation, charities, trusts and settlements, family provision, probate, court of protection and matrimonial finance; partnership; property litigation, including conveyancing, real property disputes, landlord and tenant, mortgages and securities, development contracts and manorial rights; company and insolvency; commercial litigation; financial services; banking; local government; and professional negligence.
Private client, partnership and LLPs, property and commercial chancery.
We are looking for a potential tenant. Candidates should have a real enthusiasm for our areas of practice, be of proven high academic ability and possess excellent powers of analysis, reasoning and presentation. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate sound judgement and be highly motivated. Our specific selection criteria are set out in our pupillage policy, available on our website.
The pupillage is structured so that our pupil can see the full range of chambers’ work. Our pupil will have two pupil supervisors throughout the 12 months and will sit with two other members of chambers, under the supervision of their supervisor. It is also likely that, throughout the pupillage, our pupil will undertake work for other members of chambers. Monitoring of a pupil’s progress takes place at the end of work through discussion with their pupil supervisor and through monthly written reviews, rather than by way of formal assessment.
Chambers currently uses the Pupillage Gateway but will be considering whether to do so for pupillages starting in 2021 in the autumn of 2019. Please check our website before applying.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview, will spend a day in chambers and will be asked to prepare a piece of written work.
We offer one 12-month pupillage.
Apply by application form, available on the website or from the clerks’ room. Deadlines are 7 January, 15 July and 15 October.
£60,000, with the option of drawing down up to a quarter in the year prior to pupillage.
Traditional chancery includes trusts, probate, real property and tax, while commercial chancery covers a range of finance and business disputes.
Commercial dispute resolution
The commercial Bar covers a range of areas, including banking, sale of goods and shipping, insolvency, civil fraud, and insurance/reinsurance.
Company law is relevant to almost everything a company does, from filing annual returns to proper procedure in relation to board decisions.
Clinical negligence is a type of professional liability involving disputes between patients and healthcare providers.
Property lawyers work on a range of transactions and disputes, involving offices, housing, retail developments and industrial units.