updated on 03 December 2021
Public law can take many forms, from conflicts over EU legislation to planning appeals, from individuals’ entitlement to community care to international extradition. While the same is also true of the commercial Bar, it sometimes surprises pupils how little time they spend in court compared to their peers in common law or crime sets. Check each set’s website to see what its pupillage programme entails and the size of the pupillage award; the best will match the awards of the top commercial sets.
To find out more about life as a barrister at a public law chambers, see this profile of Hugh Southey QC of Brick Court Chambers.