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Serle Court has “a phenomenally good reputation that is really well deserved”, is a “‘first port of call’ for a wide range of commercial chancery cases”, offers “a variety of skill sets that others can’t provide” and is home to “some of the biggest names at the Bar” (Chambers UK). Serle Court is one of the leading commercial chancery sets with 64 barristers including 25 silks. Widely recognised as a leading set, chambers is
recommended in 10 different areas of practice by the legal directories. Chambers has a stimulating and inclusive work environment and a forward looking approach.

Chambers’ work covers litigation, arbitration, mediation and advisory services across the full range of chancery and commercial practice areas including: civil fraud, commercial litigation, company, insolvency, offshore, partnership & LLP, property and trusts & probate.

Serle Court aims to recruit up to three pupils each year with awards of £65,000 for 12 months.

Chambers is interested in well-rounded candidates from any background. Chambers looks for highly motivated individuals with outstanding intellectual ability, combined with a practical approach, sound judgment, an ability to develop good client relationships and the potential to become excellent advocates. Serle Court has a reputation “for consistent high quality” and for having members who are “highly
intelligent, user-friendly, approachable and supportive” and seeks the same qualities in pupils. Chambers generally requires a degree classification of a good 2.1 as a minimum. Serle Court is committed to equality and diversity and encourages and welcomes applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.

Pupils sit with four pupil supervisors in order to experience a broad range of work. Serle Court offers an excellent preparation for successful practice, a genuinely friendly
and supportive environment, the opportunity to learn from some of the leading barristers in their fields and a real prospect of tenancy.

Application details

About 30 mini-pupillages are available each year. The application form is available on our website. Student visits are not available.

Sponsored students are not accepted.

The application deadline is 12.00 noon GMT on 17 January 2018 for pupillage to begin in 2019. Download an application from on our website by clicking 'apply online'.

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