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4 Pump Court

Pupillage details

Two, 12 months, £70,000 award (of which £15,000 can be advanced for the BPTC year) plus earnings in the second six.

Apply by 13th January 2017 to begin October 2018.


4 Pump Court is one of London’s leading sets of barristers’ chambers, with a reputation for excellence in advocacy, but without any of the pretension that is so often associated with the Bar. The work of chambers covers virtually every aspect of commercial law. We have particular expertise in the fields of insurance & reinsurance; energy; construction & engineering; international arbitration; information technology & telecommunications; shipping; banking; and professional negligence.

Our aim

We try to encourage a friendly but professional approach in all that we do. We think it is vitally important that our clients should find us approachable.

We recognise that our continued success in an increasingly competitive world will depend upon the quality of the people we recruit as tenants. We are very keen to recruit and retain like-minded people to join us.


Your training

We want you to feel welcome and relaxed and will therefore do our best to make you feel fully integrated in chambers’ life. We want to encourage you to develop your skills and to contribute fresh ideas. We want you to feel part of the team and to show us what you can offer.

Your Pupillage will be for 12 months and during that time you will have three different pupil supervisors. All our pupil supervisors are selected for being approachable and helpful. We try to allocate our pupils so that you have the opportunity to experience as broad a range of work as possible.

In your second six months, you can expect to undertake a significant case load of your own. We place great emphasis on the development of advocacy skills and we are committed to giving our pupils as much experience as we can.

Who do we want?

We are looking for people who have the potential to become outstanding advocates. We are keen to recruit bright, independently minded people, who are articulate, confident and perceptive and who thrive on hard work. They will also be keen to learn, have the ability to get on with people and be able to demonstrate common sense and judgment. There is no chambers ‘type’ because we recognise that personality is a key factor that makes us distinctive.

We require a minimum of 2.1 in your degree, but we do not require a law degree.

Application details

Apply by 13th January 2017 to begin October 2018.

Applications must be on our standard application form, which can be downloaded from our website or obtained from Ms Natalie Burridge in chambers. They may be submitted either by email to pupillage@4pumpcourt.comor in hard copy marked for the attention of Ms Burridge.

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