About Crown Office Chambers
Crown Office Chambers is a leading civil and commercial set widely recognised as a market leader with a reputation for combining high-quality advice and advocacy with a modern, flexible and commercially-minded approach. Specialist, experienced and innovative clerking teams assist highly-rated silks and juniors providing an efficient, high-quality service for professional and lay clients. Chambers has 100 members, including 24 silks, and as a result are able to supply high calibre teams of counsel across all of our core areas of practice.
Type of work
A wide range of common law and commercial work, with particular emphasis on construction, property damage, commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance, personal injury, health and safety, product liability, professional negligence, clinical negligence and sports law.
Who should apply?
We pride ourselves on our professionalism. We combine an astute and business-oriented approach to our clients’ practical needs with an approachable and unstuffy attitude to their work. We look for the same in our pupils, all of whom are regarded as having strong tenancy potential. Pupils are welcomed as an integral part of chambers from the moment they arrive, and are expected to display the motivation, dedication and intelligence which are the hallmarks of a first-class barrister. Academically, we look for a first or upper second-class honours degree (not necessarily in law), and a flair for the oral and written presentation of complex legal arguments. You will be expected to work hard, and to show strong commitment to your work, but in a friendly and relaxed chambers environment.
Pupils sit with two pupil supervisors in their first six months, and one in their second, but are likely to work with a number of different members of chambers practising in different fields of work over the course of the year. They appear in court regularly during their second six, generally handling applications and small trials in the county courts, affording ample opportunity to develop advocacy skills. Chambers also organises a series of advocacy training sessions.