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3rd Six Pupils

12 College Place are inviting applications for 3rd six pupils across a range of work.

Individuals with a good civil background are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as applicants who possess the drive and ambition to develop a successful practice in employment and/or housing law. 

Applicants should be able to manage a busy practice and demonstrate the following: -

  • A strong desire to build a practice on the South Coast

  • Good academic record

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

To apply please forward a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to the Senior Clerk, Mark Harrison ( or by post: 12 College Place, Fauvelle Buildings, Southampton SO15 2FE

References will be sought

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer



Chambers is committed to the expansion of our Specialist Teams and is always keen to hear from established practitioners who share our positive vision for the future of the Bar.

We have a number of existing Tenders that will provide regular sources of work for the next few years and would like to hear from anyone committed to practising in the South of England.

If you are interested in applying please send a CV to our Head of Chambers - Nicholas Haggan Q.C. for consideration by the relevant Team.

If you would like to find out more about Chambers please call our Senior Clerk, Mark Harrison, on 02380 205711 and he would be happy talk to you.


Chambers are able to offer up to two pupillages each year from October to September. The pupillage grant is payable in the first six months then pupils retain their earnings in second six.

Applications for pupillage will be accepted between 1st March and 17th April for commencement in October the following year.

Please complete the application form and return to the Head of Administration, Rosemary Tilt.

There are a number of areas that Chambers look at when considering your application for pupillage:

  • Academic qualifications (Not limited to traditional routes)
  • The ability to work hard and manage time efficiently
  • The ability to express themselves clearly, concisely and accurately
  • Understanding of the challenges of developing a practice at the Bar
  • The ability to research legal issues and to manage short advocacy exercises

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to complete a paperwork exercise and then interviewed at which an advocacy exercise will be completed.

Chambers has a pupillage policy., which can be viewed using the link below.

This policy explains how Chambers handles pupillage. The aim is to ensure that each pupil gains sufficient experience within pupillage so that they are ready to start practice at the Bar, at the end of twelve months.

At the end of twelve months, applications for tenancy are considered in accordance with the pupillage policy.

Equality and Diversity

Chambers implements the Equality Code for the Bar, and welcomes all applicants for mini pupillage regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability or political persuasion.


There are a limited number of mini-pupillages available during the year, two at Easter and twelve during the summer. Applications are only accepted between 1st September and 31st December for commencement the following year.

If you are considering a career at the Bar and have studied a subject other than law, or are considering a change of career, and have not yet studied law at all, but would like to find out about life at the Bar before committing yourself, please get in touch with our Head of Administration by email explaining your circumstances.  You may then be invited to spend a day or two in Chambers as a 'taster' on a first come first served basis.  The same conditions as to funding and expenses apply as for a mini-pupillage.


  1. We only offer mini pupillages to persons who have studied or are currently studying law at degree level or above (including the BVC and CPE).
  2. We offer two mini pupillages over the Easter break and twelve in the Summer break. Mini pupillages are offered on a first come first served basis.
  3. Mini pupillages last for up to a week, depending on the availability of barristers to shadow. The usual hours for a mini pupillage are 9am to 5pm and we endeavour to place you with barristers in local courts.
  4. Mini pupillages are unfunded and travel expenses are not paid. Unfortunately there is no parking available for mini pupils although there are near-by car parks and on street parking, and Chambers is 15mins walk from Southampton Central Train Station.
  5. Mini pupils are required to sign the confidentiality declaration attached to the application form in respect of anything they may see or hear during their mini pupillage.
  6. We would also like you to return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This gives us information we need for implementing our equal opportunities policy.

How to Apply

To apply for a mini-pupillage complete the application form and return to the Head of Administration. Applications are only accepted between 1st September and 31st December for commencement the following year.

Mini-pupillages last for up to one week and are not funded.