Monckton Chambers specialises in public and commercial law and the interface between the two. We are recognised as a leading set within our specialisms, which include competition and regulatory; public;commercial; sports; tax; and technology, media and communications.
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, merely an interest and enthusiasm for the work that we do. 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.
Applications for Pupillage
Monckton Chambers offers pupillage for twelve months, full time. The award is £75,000. We ordinarily take two pupils per year. Monckton Chambers recruits pupils selectively in the expectation of being able to offer all pupils tenancy, should they meet the required standard. On average, between 80 and 90% of pupils are offered tenancy. Several Members of Chambers have come to us via a non-standard route – for example having previously worked at NGOs, as solicitors, academics or civil servants.
How To Apply
Monckton Chambers is a member of the Bar Council Pupillage Gateway and all applications should be made in accordance with that scheme. We invite applications from pupils in the year preceding the October in which pupillage is due to start.
For 2022, Monckton Chambers has replaced its previous mini pupillage scheme, with mini pupillages only being offered to those selected after first round pupillage gateway interviews.
Mini pupillages will be up to two days in Chambers. They will help provide those selected with insight into life in Chambers, experiencing the work that we do and the atmosphere and ethos of Chambers. They also provide us with an understanding of mini pupils’ abilities and aptitude for a career at the Bar. Mini pupils will be asked to do at least one short piece of work during their time with us.