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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.

Employer Rank
1 Crown Prosecution Service 1 same
2 Government Legal Service 2 same
3 Blackstone Chambers 3 same
4 Kings Chambers 4 same
5 1 Garden Court 7 up
6 Matrix Chambers 6 same
7 1 King's Bench Walk 8 up
8 Brick Court Chambers 12 up
9 No5 Chambers 5 down
10 2 Bedford Row 10 same

View related sector lists: Top law firms