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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The application window has now closed for this year.

Interviews for 2021 will take place on Saturday 10 April 2021 and interviews for 2022 on Saturday 24 April 2021.  Applicants will be kept informed throughout the application process as to the format and ‘venue’ for interviews as and when decisions are made.  For information about undertaking remote interviews please download our Pupillage Interview Guide.

Pupillage booklet 2021/2022
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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 January and candidates will be notified shortly thereafter as to the outcome of their application.

Candidates should note that a decision will be made as to whether mini-pupillages in 2021 are undertaken “virtually” or “in-person” nearer to the time of the mini-pupillage due to the rapidly changing picture brought about by COVID-19.

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 2021/2022 Pupillage brochure now