2 King’s Bench Walk is a highly respected Common Law set of Chambers based in London and Portsmouth. Our practice areas are Crime, Family, Civil and Immigration.
This advertisement is for Portsmouth only.
Chambers currently has 47 members and is well known for its friendly and approachable manner.
Pupillage starts in June and lasts for a period of 12 months. Pupils can expect to have 2 different Pupillage supervisors during their 12 months and will experience a range of specialisms including Crime, Civil, Family and Immigration cases. During the second six months pupils will undertake a variety of instructions including paperwork. Pupils should expect to appear in the Magistrates Court, the County Court, Crown Court and the AIT.
Pupils will be expected to spend time in both London and on the Western Circuit and so must be prepared to travel.
Chambers aims to ensure that our pupillages are as varied and interesting as possible, and also that communication between pupils and other members of Chambers is as productive and instructive as possible.
Pupillages are offered on a combination of academic merit, success at interview and the candidates’ compatibility with Chambers. Success at the short first interview gives candidates the opportunity to attend a second interview where you will be expected to answer questions in more depth and give a short presentation to a panel.
Pupillages are funded by an award of £18,000 per annum. This is broken down as follows: £6,000 for the first six months; thereafter £12,000 guaranteed earnings in second six months.
Chambers offers two pupillages a year and junior tenants are generally recruited from those who have undertaken a period of pupillage at 2 King’s Bench Walk. The decision regarding tenancy is made by the Tenancy Committee and all pupils who are eligible and apply will be considered. Decisions regarding tenancy are usually made in May following the pupillage year.
How to apply
Please access the 2KBW Portsmouth online application form in the Pupillage section of our website: www2kbw.com
Please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the closing date for applications is Tuesday, 31st March 2015.