Monckton Chambers

Monckton Chambers specialises in European, public and commercial law.

Our work is carried out in areas of the law that are rapidly growing and fast moving. It is exceptionally demanding, but also highly rewarding. We are looking for candidates of the highest intellectual calibre. Most successful candidates for pupillage will have a First Class Honours degree (although it need not be in law) or a graduate degree in law.

We do not, however, expect candidates to have any experience or expertise in the specialised areas in which we practice, beyond an interest and enthusiasm for public law and/or European law. We welcome applications from candidates who have degrees in subjects other than law and are taking (or have taken) the GDL.

It is not only intellectual skills that we are looking for: we are seeking candidates with the personal skills to win the trust of clients and judges alike. Monckton Chambers is a dynamic place to work. Members actively engage in speaking at conferences and seminars, in London and internationally, and in contributing to a variety of publications, ranging from our own marketing materials, to specialist journals and practitioner texts. We are looking for junior tenants who will bring real energy to Chambers.

Pupillage programme

Monckton provides training of the highest quality delivered by, and through the opportunity of working with, barristers who are leaders in their fields and who fight cases and advise clients in the context of rapidly developing areas of law. Training is an interactive process in which we seek to accommodate the pupil’s individual ambitions and interests, and help them to develop the legal knowledge, practical skills and sure judgement that will enable them to enjoy a lifetime of professional success.


Our mini-pupillage scheme enables individuals who are interested in applying for pupillage with us to experience what working life is like for a barrister at Monckton Chambers. You will have the chance to meet other Monckton barristers – from our newest tenants to our QCs – and to see some of them advise clients in conferences and fight cases in court. If you have an interest in a particular practice area we will try to accommodate this.

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