We are currently inviting applications for up to two third six pupils who wish to practise in criminal law only due to an increase in work within this team and exceptional business need. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate excellent analytical and advocacy abilities, sound judgement and a genuine desire to develop a criminal only practice. Successful applicants will only receive criminal work and will not be clerked in any other practice areas. It is essential that successful applicants are on the general CPS Advocate Panel at level 2.

We envisage that the successful applicants will start with us in October/November with our two 12-month pupils (who will cover work in all areas that chambers practices in), but that is flexible and subject to alternative agreement. No financial award is offered, but during the period of the third six pupillage no chambers rent will be levied. Third six pupils are responsible for obtaining and maintaining adequate insurance (at least £500,000 of cover) through Bar Mutual whilst practising at 9 Gough Chambers.

These ‘third six’ criminal only pupils will be able to apply for tenancy in the summer of 2020. It is anticipated that the third six pupils will (upon application) be considered for tenancy alongside our 12-month pupils.

To apply, please send a C.V. and a covering letter, specifying the names of two referees (or attaching references if they are already obtained), to Claire Harden-Frost at charden@9goughchambers.co.uk. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

We operate an equal opportunity recruitment policy and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or disability.

Owing to the changing nature of applicants’ situations, there is no formal deadline for applications; and we may offer a third six pupillage to a preferred candidate at any time. Interviews will be arranged at the mutual convenience of applicants and interviewers, likely on weekday evenings; reasonable adjustments will be made where practicable.

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