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Joining Chambers - General

There are two ways of becoming a member of Chambers.

  1. The traditional route is to join Chambers as a pupil and to be invited to become a member of chambers following a successful pupillage.
  2. The alternative is to join chambers as an already-established practitioner.

Pupillage

If you wish to apply for a 12-month pupillage, you can find the relevant information and requirements on the pupillage page.

If you wish to apply for a 3rd six pupillage (which could include a short period of pupillage during your second six), you should contact chambers by e-mail - pupillage [at] 20essexst [dot] com.

Please note: Chambers is not currently considering third-six applications.

These applications are handled by our Pupillage Committee.

Established Practitioners

We welcome applications to join Chambers from established practitioners of proven excellence in areas of law that are similar or complementary to those in which existing members practise.

We are particularly interested in the following areas: banking/finance, energy and civil fraud. We would also consider practitioners in other areas of Chambers’ expertise, including investment treaty arbitration, insolvency and international commercial arbitration.

We would expect applicants to have an established and substantial practice which they would be able to bring with them to 20 Essex St.

Applications by established practitioners are handled by our Recruitment Committee. Further information can be found on the Tenancy page.