Chambers has a current policy of expansion. Applications for tenancy will be considered from established practitioners specialising in the fields in which Chambers practises. Applications should be addressed to John Cherry QC, Head of Chambers.
For the year 2013/14 Lamb Chambers does not plan to offer any 12-month pupillages. We do not rule out the possibility of recruiting high-calibre 3rd six pupils in 2013/14. If so, details are likely to be published in the spring or summer of 2013.
The aim of our mini-pupillage programme is to help candidates decide whether a career at the independent Bar is for them. It also exposes candidates to different areas of law and offers a snapshot of the work of barristers in those fields.
Lamb Chambers offers mini-pupillages to candidates who have completed at least 2 years of a degree course in any subject.
Duration and structure
We offer between 12-15 placements each year between June and September (except August). It is not possible to offer placements outside these months.
Each placement lasts 4 days (usually commencing on a Tuesday) and every mini-pupil is assigned a supervisor who will provide some structure to the placement and be on hand to answer questions about the work of a barrister. On each day, a mini-pupil has the opportunity to accompany a member of chambers to court or to work in chambers.
It is sometimes the case that candidates who, for example, work during university holidays would prefer a shorter mini-pupillage of, say, 2-3 days. We are able to accommodate such requests. In addition, we aim to reserve a number of places for candidates who have not previously undertaken a mini-pupillage.
Applications should be submitted by post or by email for the attention of Derek Kerr (firstname.lastname@example.org) by not later than 4pm on 30 April 2013.
Applicants should include an up-to-date CV together with a covering letter setting out their reasons for considering the Bar as a career and why they wish to undertake a mini-pupillage at Lamb Chambers. It is important that you include an email address for responses.
Although we cannot guarantee to accommodate preferred dates, it would assist if there are any dates you wish to avoid.
There will be no interview for applications. After the expiry of the above deadline, applications will be considered on paper by at least 2 members of chambers to ensure fairness and transparency. Offers of places will be sent by mid-May 2013. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 31 May 2013.
Link to pupillage
The process of selection for mini-pupillage is entirely separate from that of pupillage and acceptance/rejection of an application for mini-pupillage is not an indication of the likely outcome of any application for pupillage.
Lamb Chambers is wholly committed to the principles of equality and diversity and operates within the Equality Act 2010 and the Code of Conduct for Barristers in England and Wales.
We therefore select candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.