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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 within barristers.

The top chambers and law organisations for pupils are listed in the table below . There are three new entrants to the top ten this year: 11 King Bench’s Walk, 6 King’s Bench Walk and One Essex Count. However, the public bodies – Crown Prosecution Service and the Government Legal Service – retain the top two places.

Students interested in becoming barristers…

  • tended to study law (67%) – history/philosophy were the next highest degree subjects studied (8%)
  • tended to agree with the statement ‘I am worried about my future career’ (76%), which was a significantly higher percentage of students than the 62% average across all sectors
  • were more likely to have work experience related their course than most students in other sectors (70% as opposed to the 65 per cent average).*

*Statistics have been rounded.

Over 62,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Study 2017, 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

Kings Chambers

Last year: 4

Law barristers

up

Last year: 3

Law barristers

down
5

No5 Chambers

Last year: 9

Law barristers

up
6

1 King's Bench Walk

Last year: 7

Law barristers

up
7

11 KBW

Law barristers

8

1 Garden Court

Last year: 5

Law barristers

down
9

6 King’s Bench Walk

Law barristers

10

One Essex Court

Law barristers

 

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