Pupillage recruitment 2016

22nd Mar 2016

Two funded 12-month pupils for 2016–2017 and
Two funded 12-month pupils for 2017–2018

Chambers is offering pupillage awards of £15,000 to each 12-month pupil.

If you are interested in applying to 4 Brick Court please consider the following guidance below (also available as a downloadable PDF):

About Chambers
4 Brick Court is a leading London Family set. We are centrally located in the Temple, close to the main Family Law Centres in London. We also have a large presence in the outer London Courts and further afield.

We, at 4 Brick Court, are committed to considered expansion of our Chambers. The most important element of this is to recruit and develop talented barristers from the start of their careers. We have a clear training program during pupilage that promotes support, equality and fairness. You will have 3 pupil supervisors, each for 4 months. Above all, our approach produces experienced, strong advocates that we are very keen to retain.

Our barristers are known primarily for their excellence in legal knowledge. We have a strong reputation for being approachable in advising yet fiercely representing our clients in Court. We would expect candidates to show the potential to share these skills and qualities. As a pupil, you will have regular contact with the entire set.

Barristers at 4 Brick Court regularly appear in leading cases that shape the development of family justice. We have a strong reputation for representing all parties in public child law. We also cover the full range of private child law and financial remedies. Successful applicants will be able to show a commitment, practical or otherwise, to these areas of family law.

4 Brick Court is a modern set with a forward-looking approach. Our clerking team is supportive and adaptive to the many changes the modern Family Bar is facing.

What We Look For:
We select our pupils on the basis that we shall be training prospective tenants. We have a strong reputation for taking on our pupils and for developing them into well-rounded and strong advocates.

Aside from the ability to present a persuasive case, we look for candidates with:

  • A strong academic record;
  • Commitment to the Family Bar, evidenced by relevant work experience and/or pro bono work; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

We take on Applicants regardless of their background. In the pursuit of excellence, candidates with a degree result lower than 2:1 rarely reach the first round of interview, unless there are mitigating circumstances.

All our interviews are held in chambers. Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.

How to Apply:
Please apply via the Pupillage Gateway (

We welcome applications for mini-pupillages from final year under-graduates
and above: please contact enclosing a covering letter, CV and dates of availability.

Student visits are not available.