Recruitment

 

Chambers is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring the highest standards of equality and diversity. For further information, please see our 'Policies' page.

Junior Clerk Vacancy

Chavasse Court Chambers is a well-established barrister Chambers, specialising in Criminal Law.

 

We are seeking a Junior Criminal Clerk to assist the current clerking team across numerous tasks, including diary and case management, negotiating fees, billing and deputising for others as required.

 

Experience of clerking and a knowledge of LEX would also be an advantage but not essential.

 

He or she should demonstrate an enthusiasm and ability to learn new things, have attention to detail, and be comfortable handling a variety of duties.

 

To apply, please write by letter and CV by 30th May to: Alan Harvey, Senior Clerk, Chavasse Chambers, 24 Queen Avenue, Liverpool, L2 4TZ or by email to alan.harvey@chavassechambers.co.uk

Pupillage

Chambers is not currently taking applications for pupillage as the Pupillage Gateway has now closed for 2022.

We envisage that we will reopen for applications in the next application cycle in 2023.

Third-Six Pupillage

Chambers is currently accepting applications for a third-six pupil. We are seeking a well-rounded candidate with excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills. Experience practising in crime is essential. Applicants will be allocated a mentor/supervisor for the six-month period.

Applications for tenancy will be considered after the six-month period.

How to Apply

1. Application is by way of Curriculum Vitae and a one page covering letter which should be emailed to pupillage@chavassechambers.co.uk.

2. The application should be accompanied by a completed Diversity Data monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the pupillage section on our website. The form will be kept separate and will not feature in any decision to interview or recruit.

3. The application email should be headed: “Candidate’s SURNAME, First Name – Third Six Application.”

4. The application email should have 3 attachments:

      4.1 Letter (File Name: “Candidate’s SURNAME, first name - Letter”)

      4.2 CV (File Name: “Candidate’s SURNAME, first Name - CV”) 4.3 Diversity Monitoring Form (File Name: “Candidate’s Initials, Diversity

      Monitoring Form”)

5. Applications not sent in the correct format, as stated above, may not be considered. 6. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence

Mini-Pupillage

A mini-pupillage is an opportunity to experience life at the bar and in chambers, by shadowing one of our barristers. Chambers typically offers mini-pupillage for one day only, and welcomes applications from those wishing to pursue a career at the bar. Applications should be by way of a CV and Cover Letter, addressed to Mr Desmond Lennon, Head of the Pupillage and Tenancy Committee.

Chambers particularly invites applications for mini-pupillages from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. Chambers is a part of the 'Bridging the Bar' mini-pupillage initiative. You can read more about this initiative here: https://bridgingthebar.org/our-programmes/.

Chambers is proud of its unique association with the Ashinaga Foundation and the opportunities it affords to overseas students from deprived backgrounds. You can read more about the Ashinaga Foundation here: https://www.ashinaga.org/en/.

Tenancy

Chambers welcomes applications for tenancy from experienced practitioners. All applications should be addressed to the Head of the Pupillage and Tenancy Committee, Mr Desmond Lennon. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.