The outcomes of Authorized Cheek’s newest Junior Barrister Survey are in

A lot of chambers have been counseled for his or her coaching and high quality of labor off the again of Authorized Cheek’s unique survey of over 600 junior barristers.

The findings are based mostly on two questions put to rookies on the main units throughout England and Wales. They had been requested to charge the coaching they obtained from one to 10, with one described as ‘very poor’, and ten being described as ‘glorious’. Rookies had been additionally requested how stimulating their work is, on a sliding scale of ‘by no means stimulating’ to ‘extremely stimulating’.

A complete of six chambers function within the shortlist for each classes. They’re 4 New Square , 4 Pump Court, 5 Essex Court, Blackstone Chambers, Radcliffe Chambers, and Serjeants’ Inn Chambers.

Beneath are the outcomes listed alphabetically:

Greatest chambers for coaching 2021

2 Temple Gardens
4 New Square
4 Pump Court
5 Essex Court
Blackstone Chambers
Hailsham Chambers
Hardwicke
Henderson Chambers
Keating Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers

The 2021 Chambers Most List – featuring the Legal Cheek Survey results in full

Greatest chambers for high quality of labor 2021

4 New Square
4 Pump Court
5 Essex Court
Blackstone Chambers
Brick Court Chambers
Cornerstone Barristers
Devereux Chambers
Fountain Court Chambers
Kings Chambers
Landmark Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
Wilberforce Chambers

As a part of this 12 months’s survey, we additionally obtained lots of of nameless feedback from junior barristers in regards to the coaching they obtained. Listed here are a choose few from among the chambers listed above:

How would you describe the coaching you may have obtained?

“The coaching in chambers by no means stops. Implausible advocacy coaching, an annual inner lecture sequence the place extra senior members cross on their information to all members of chambers and common casual chats result in an excellent tradition of studying inside chambers.”

“Pupillage was distinctive, no different strategy to put it. Every of my supervisors had been extremely supportive and inspiring and have continued to be.”

“My pupil supervisors had been improbable, affected person and expert at disseminating what they knew — and importantly not freaked out by having a pupil arrive who was older than them! I nonetheless have an instance of a pleading from considered one of them that I exploit as a mannequin for brevity and effectiveness.”

“Chambers runs a devoted in-house pupillage coaching programme, involving advocacy workouts in entrance of senior members of chambers and Excessive Court docket judges. Every bit of labor finished in pupillage additionally receives particular person written suggestions which is collated and reviewed over the 12 months. A mentoring scheme supplies persevering with assist and steerage all through the primary few years of tenancy. The standard of labor accessible in any respect ranges supplies the perfect on-the-job coaching you will get.”

“Pupillage was glorious. The supervisors had been leaders of their fields and the general supportive and welcoming method to pupillage was a lot appreciated. I wouldn’t be the practitioner I’m right now with out the coaching I went via, and a lot of my written and oral advocacy is a (hopefully good) reflection of my supervisors’ and different colleagues’ personal work.”

How stimulating is the work you do?

“What’s to not like? Continuously altering legislation; want to grasp a lot of totally different areas of legislation, together with public legislation, firm legislation, belief legislation, procedural legislation, and so forth.”

“The vary of labor in my follow is large and affords me a sequence of challenges in fully unconnected fields. Finish of life instances (whether or not incapacitated sufferers ought to be given therapy); transgender points — performing for the kid of the primary trans man within the UK to offer delivery; fertility instances — the place therapy goes improper (swapped take a look at tubes and so forth); GMC disciplinary instances (a variety of instances from docs euthanising sufferers to sleeping with them); performing for HNW people the place capability/vulnerability points come up — just lately performing for a overseas Royal in a high-profile divorce and so forth. There may be by no means a uninteresting second.”

“Completely absorbing: each case is sort of a large chess match. Innovative legislation, world purchasers and v excessive stakes: what’s to not like? It’s why you come to the bar. I’ve been in two different silver circle units — my set is the perfect by miles.”

“I’m a junior member of chambers however recurrently get instructed in instances that make nationwide and worldwide headlines. The areas of legislation we’re working in are on the forefront of public debate. I’m always concerned in instances that make new legislation.”

“I spent this week on two instances: (1) making ready a defence for a multi-million-pound property dispute involving negligence and breach of fiduciary which can go to an enormous trial within the Rolls Constructing, with massive Metropolis companies and a number of barristers on either side; and (2) being admitted to the bar of the British Virgin Islands and conducting a Zoom listening to within the BVI Industrial Court docket for the liquidator of a global enterprise with claims in a number of Caribbean jurisdictions. That sort of week just isn’t uncommon in chambers — for silks or juniors.”

Aspiring pupils on the above elite units ought to know the Pupillage Gateway, the centralised system to submit your software for pupillage, closes on Monday eight February.

The successful chambers in every class will likely be introduced at the Legal Cheek Awards 2021 happening nearly on Thursday 25 March.

The 2021 Chambers Most List – featuring the Legal Cheek Survey results in full