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The Guardian UK 300: top barristers chambers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 features the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts. The survey determines not only the most popular 300 graduate employers in the UK overall, but also the most popular graduate employers in a range of career sectors, including those chambers and legal organisations that offer pupillages for aspiring barristers.

The top chambers and law organisations for pupils are listed in the table below. There are two new entrants to the top ten this year: Matrix Chambers and 2 Bedford Row. However, the public bodies – Crown Prosecution Service and the Government Legal Service – retain their places at the top of the table.

Students interested in becoming barristers…

  • were much more likely than students interested in other sectors to agree with the statement ‘I feel like my career options are determined by my social background’: 44% agreed (as opposed to 34% on average) and just 31% disagreed (as opposed to 40% on average)
  • were much more likely than average to have taken part in political extracurricular activities: 23% said they had, as compared to an average of 11% of students across all sectors
  • were much more likely than average to use Twitter for careers purposes (26% did versus 19% on average), but were slightly less likely to use LinkedIn (73% versus 75%).*

*Statistics have been rounded.

Over 73,500 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Survey, which formed the basis of the results in The Guardian UK 300.

1

Crown Prosecution Service

Last year: 1

same
2

Government Legal Service

Last year: 2

Law solicitors

same
3

Blackstone Chambers

Last year: 4

Law barristers

up
4

Kings Chambers

Last year: 3

Law barristers

down
5

1 Garden Court

Last year: 8

Law barristers

up
6

1 King's Bench Walk

Last year: 6

Law barristers

same
7

11 KBW

Last year: 7

Law barristers

same

Law barristers

9

One Essex Court

Last year: 10

Law barristers

up
10

2 Bedford Row

Law barristers

 

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