Third Six Pupillage

Applications are now closed – please refer to the Pupillage Gateway for further information about pupillage opportunities.

Tanfield is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to the promotion of access to the Bar, irrespective of a candidate’s background.  We recognise that it is only by encouraging applications from all backgrounds that we can ensure that we are able to recruit from the brightest and the best and help to develop a bar that is more representative of the population as a whole.

Chambers prides itself on its friendly and informal approach for professional and lay clients alike coupled with practical advice and a rigorous approach to the law.

Candidates will be expected to have outstanding academic credentials, strong inter-personal skills, excellent references, and to be ambitious, motivated and committed to excellence.  Experience and understanding of property law is also important.

The pupil will be allocated a member of chambers as a mentor (akin to a supervisor).  The successful candidate can expect a busy court and tribunal based practice dealing with possession claims, service charge disputes and small claim trials as well as some paperwork. This third six months pupillage is unfunded and the successful candidate will be expected to generate their own income and pay their own expenses as well as a small percentage of income as chambers’ rent.

An application may be made for full tenancy during or at the conclusion of the six months.

Applications should be made by way of CV, together with two references or the names of two referees, and a short covering letter to

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.