Third Six Pupillage

Real Property

Tanfield, a leading property set, invites applications for a third six months pupillage.  Here is what the leading directories have said about us:

‘renowned for its strength in property law’ and ‘pre-eminence in the area of leasehold enfranchisement’. The barristers are ‘exceptionally talented’ and the set is praised for its ‘strength in depth’, not only in the property space but also across the civil law spectrum.  Legal 500

An established leader in enfranchisement work and highly respected for its wider real estate litigation practice. The set has related expertise in areas such as property damage, professional negligence and social housing, and is a real favourite of leading solicitors in the market. Its members are regularly instructed on behalf of high-profile landowners and developers, and are recognised for being “well organised, personable and willing to go the extra mile to please.”  Chambers and Partners

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 professional references or the names of two professional referees, and a short covering letter to by 4.00pm on 30th August 2019.

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.