Pupillage & Recruitment

Legal 500 – ‘Chambers is well known for public law children work, particularly highly sensitive and difficult cases, but counsel are also adept at handling financial remedy cases. Court of Protection cases are an increasing source of work.’

Following continuing increases in the volumes of work across Yorkshire and the Humber, applications are invited from Barristers wishing to practice in the areas of Family and Public Law.
3rd Six applications would also be positively encouraged.

If you are looking to move to a supportive, dynamic and progressive team environment with a competitive expenses structure offering a flexibility of work, backed up by first class Clerking, Administrative and Business Development support in a vibrant city, then we would be keen to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Blackmore, Jacqui Thomas or Leigh Royall.

Applications from established practitioners looking to develop their practice in a progressive set are always welcome. All such applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Formal applications, comprising a covering letter and CV should be made in writing to the Senior Clerk and marked “Private & Confidential”

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Chambers will be inviting applications for one 12-month pupillage commencing September 2020 and also applications from those candidates who are to commence the BPTC in September 2020 for a 12-month pupillage commencing in September 2021, through the pupillage gateway.

Our pupils will work with a wide range of practitioners, so that they can be assessed widely across chambers, whilst being allocated one overall pupil supervisor. The training and opportunities being offered are of the highest quality, which ensures that pupils may move seamlessly into tenancy with busy and successful practices; having been nurtured in a warm and welcoming chambers’ environment.

Applications via the Pupillage Gateway will go live in January 2020.

Initial interviews will take place Saturday 4th April and second round interviews Saturday 18th April.

Pupillage booklet 2020/2021


Chambers offers 3 mini-pupillages per year, each of between 3 – 5 days duration, which take place in May, June and the first two weeks of July.

Applications for mini-pupillage are accepted between the 1st September and 30th November each year for placements the following spring/early summer.

Candidates are invited, (during the application window) to send their CV and covering letter by e-mail to Sarah Blackmore, Director of Pupil Training: pupillages@spirebarristers.co.uk

Selection takes place in December/early January and candidates will be notified shortly thereafter as to the outcome of their application.

In addition, chambers is a Partner Chambers with the Pegasus Access Scheme, and is proud to offer an additional mini-pupillage to a candidate selected through this scheme.

Download our 2020/2021 Pupillage brochure now