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3rd Six Pupils

12CP are looking for a Third Six Pupil to join its busy Criminal Team (with a view to obtaining tenancy).

Chambers welcomes those with a strong desire to practice on the Western Circuit.

Applicants should be able to manage a busy practice, have a good academic record and possess excellent communication skills. Drive, ambition and commitment to developing a successful practice in Crime is also imperative. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to prosecute and defend in the Magistrates' Court and Crown Court assisting the team to manage its busy workload.

Chambers enjoys a friendly and collegiate atmosphere. Many of chambers junior tenants have joined following completion of third six pupillages.

Applicants should email their CV, covering letter and copy of their diary for the last three months to Mark Harrison, Senior Clerk at Alternatively, hard copies can be posted to chambers at 12CP Barristers, 20 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, SO15 2ET marked for his attention.

We are an equal opportunities set and are committed to equality and diversity.

All applications will be treated in confidence.

Please refer to our Pupillage Policy.



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.

Please refer to our Recruitment Policy - Tenancy Applications by Established Practitioners.



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 the second six.

Applications for pupillage will be accepted between the 1st January and noon on the 1st of February each year 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 here.

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.

Please refer to the Diversity, Equal Opportunities & Discrimination Section of our website.


Mini-Pupillage/ Work Experience

Chambers generally offers six mini pupillages and/or work experience during the Easter and summer periods of up to one week.  Chambers only accepts one mini-pupil or work experience person at any given time. There is no charge for these pupillages/work experience and no money is paid to the attendees. 

Applications are only accepted between 1st of January and the 1st of February.

How to Apply

Chambers does not accept any mini-pupils or work experience students save for through the formal application process. Applications should be made by completing the online application form as well as sending a maximum one page covering letter, which includes your available dates and a maximum two page curriculum vitae to

Please refer to our Mini-Pupillage/Work Experience Policy.