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Pupillage October 2022 - 2023

Chambers’ reputation as the leading set in the North East across its core practice areas is consistently recognised by the legal press including Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500:

“Parklane Plowden Chambers is regarded amongst lawyers and legal commentators as the pre-eminent set on the North Eastern Circuit”

“They are a very forward thinking set…evidenced by its unique structure that embraces modern business practices”

“…a regional heavyweight set which has a growing national reputation. It has ‘exceptional litigators' and ‘genuine strength in depth'. As one of the largest civil law sets in the region, it is strong across a range of practice areas…”.

"All of the barristers have been nothing but professional, warm and friendly," comments one satisfied client.”

“…the clerking is excellent”

“Outstanding and by the far best in the North of England”

One of the reasons for our exceptional reputation and strength in depth is investment in our pupils and junior tenants. We firmly believe that by recruiting high quality pupils and providing high quality pupillages, Chambers will continue to thrive. We have a very strong tradition of offering tenancies to pupils who demonstrate the requisite level of ability and dedication and many of our senior practitioners were themselves pupils in Chambers.

We have already recruited for pupillage starting in October 2021.

Our next recruitment exercise will be for pupillage starting in October 2022. We are likely to offer specialist civil, family and commercial/chancery pupillages. The recruitment exercise will be conducted in line with the Pupillage Gateway timetable and is likely to take place early in 2021. Further details can be found on this website nearer the time and, in due course, on the Pupillage Gateway. 

Becoming a Pupil at Parklane Plowden Chambers

We will be looking to recruit exceptional candidates who are able to demonstrate high level competencies and attributes in a number of different areas, including:

  • Academic Background: we generally expect candidates to have, or be predicted, at least a 2:1 university degree, although we will consider all applications on their merits, particularly if there are exceptional circumstances;

  • Oral advocacy/communication skills;

  • Written communication skills;

  • Interpersonal skills;

  • Analytical thinking;

  • Drive and determination;

  • Sound judgment;

  • Resilience and the ability to work under pressure;

  • Dedication to our core practice areas.

Applications will need to be made on our application form which will available on this website in due course. Please check back later this year.

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We are proud to have earned ISO 9001, and the Quality Mark for the Bar until its disbandment in 2012.

All of our barristers are authorised to practise in England and Wales – The Barristers’ Register

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