The Guardian UK 300: top barristers chambers
…as voted for by students and graduates
The Guardian UK 300 is the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers and employers. 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 media and advertising.
The top graduate employers for law ̶ barristers are listed in the table below. The top four employers remain the same as last year: the Crown Prosecution Service, the Government Legal Service, Blackstone Chambers and Kings Chambers. 1 Garden Court has risen from seventh place to fifth, and Brick Court Chambers has risen into the top ten in eighth place.
Students interested in law ̶ barristers…
- preferred engaging with recruiters via university careers fairs (70%) and employer websites (65%)
- most commonly studied law, history/philosophy and politics
- had work experience, both related (55%) and unrelated (71%).*
*Statistics have been rounded.
In 2016, over 52,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Barometer.
Crown Prosecution Service
Last year: 1
Government Legal Service
Last year: 2
Last year: 3
Blackstone Chambers is a long-established set, combining formidable strengths in commercial, public/human rights, employment and European law.
Last year: 4
1 Garden Court
Last year: 7
Last year: 6
1 King's Bench Walk
Last year: 8
1 King’s Bench Walk enjoys a stellar reputation as a leading set in Family Law and is market leader for both matrimonial finance and children.
Brick Court Chambers
Last year: 12
Last year: 5
2 Bedford Row
Last year: 10
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