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UK 300: top barristers chambers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The 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 is one new entrant to the top ten this year, No5 Chambers, and many chambers have switched places in the table. However, it is notable that the public bodies – Crown Prosecution Service and the Government Legal Profession – retain their places at the top of the table.

The students and graduates surveyed who were interested in becoming barristers:

  • were more likely to have attended careers fairs and employer events than the average student.
  • placed more importance on job security than other students, with 61% rating it as a ‘very important’ factor when choosing where to apply (compared to an average of 53%); this might be because of the difficulty in obtaining a place in chambers after pupillage.
  • were considerably more likely to have undertaken voluntary/charity work: 64% of students interested in becoming barristers had, compared to an average across all sectors of 55%.

Percentages have been rounded.

Over 74,700 students and graduates took part in the Trendence UK Graduate Survey, which formed the basis of the results in the 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

1 King's Bench Walk

Last year: 6

Law barristers

up

Last year: 8

Law barristers

up
7

No5 Chambers

Law barristers

8

1 Garden Court

Last year: 5

Law barristers

down

Last year: 10

Law barristers

up

Last year: 9

Law barristers

down
 

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