Third Six Pupillage

2020 applications are now open.

Private client

The expertise and breadth of experience of Tanfield’s Private Client Group complements Tanfield’s reputation as a leading property set. The group’s work encompasses matrimonial finance, trusts of land, inheritance, probate, trusts, Court of Protection and private children work.

Applications are invited for a third-six pupillage from intellectually able applicants, preferably with a first or upper second-class degree. Applicants for this position will be expected to have an interest primarily in matrimonial finance (financial remedies) and to have extensive experience in their first 12 months of pupillage of such work. Applicants should also be willing to gain experience of other areas of our private client work, especially trusts of land, Inheritance Act, Court of Protection and private children work, and to develop these as part of their practice. Prior experience in these areas is not a requirement.

Tanfield prides itself on its friendly and informal approach to professional clients, lay clients and public access clients.  Chambers adopts a pro-active and involved approach to pupillage.

Candidates will be expected to have outstanding academic credentials, strong inter-personal skills, excellent references, and to be ambitious, motivated and committed to excellence.  Tanfield is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to the promotion of access to the Bar, irrespective of a candidate’s background.  The third six month pupil will be allocated a member of chambers as a mentor (akin to a pupil supervisor) as well as a more junior barrister, who will have a similar but less formal role.  The third six month pupillage is unfunded (i.e. the successful applicant will be expected to generate their own income and to pay their own expenses).  An application can be made for tenancy during or at the conclusion of the third six pupillage.

If you are interested in taking on third six pupillage at Tanfield Chambers, please email gevans@tanfieldchambers.co.uk enclosing (1) a covering letter, to include, if applicable, whether Chambers needs to make any reasonable adjustments to address any disability from which you may suffer (2) a full and an up-to-date copy of your CV (3) names and contact details of two referees (4) optionally, a completed copy of the diversity monitoring questionnaire which can be downloaded here.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday 24 June 2019.

Real Property

Chambers has a history of recruiting third six pupils in July and August of each year for a September/October start, and with a view to tenancy. If you are interested in taking on on third six pupillage at Tanfield Chambers, please email pupillagecommittee@tanfieldchambers.co.uk enclosing (1) a covering letter, to include, if applicable, whether Chambers needs to make any reasonable adjustments to address any disability from which you may suffer (2) a full and an up-to-date copy of your CV and (3) optionally, a completed copy of the diversity monitoring questionnaire which can be downloaded here. For any information on third six pupillage at Tanfield Chambers, please email pupillagecommittee@tanfieldchambers.co.uk.

 

Equal Opportunities

Tanfield Chambers is a firm believer in equal opportunities and we consider all applications for pupillage, tenancy or administrative positions on merit – regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender-reassignment, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, maternity or pregnancy or disability and encourage and welcome applications from those who are under-represented at the bar.

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