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Joining Chambers as an Established Practitioner

We welcome and invite applications to join Chambers from established practitioners, particularly those of over ten years call or tax experience. We are open to approaches from practitioners who have qualified and commenced practice elsewhere, whether at the Bar or in a solicitors or accountancy practice.

Any application should be addressed to Mrs Amanda Hardy QC and will be treated in strict confidence. Initial informal approaches by telephone or email are also welcomed.

Pupillage

Our reputation is founded on the quality of our specialist advice and advocacy, and we place great emphasis on the training of pupils and on our junior tenants acquiring as much experience as possible in the initial years of practice.

Our philosophy regarding pupillage is that it should only be offered where there is a firm expectation that the candidate has the necessary capabilities for practice at the Revenue Bar and that the pupillage will result in an offer of tenancy.

Although we do not require candidates to have an in depth knowledge of the UK tax code, applicants should expect a rigorous examination of their intellectual and analytical capabilities at the interview stage. This approach has resulted in our last three pupils becoming junior tenants.

We believe that pupils should be involved in every aspect of their pupil supervisor’s work. We give our pupils a rounded overview of a barrister’s role, and aim to equip them for the legal and practical challenges they will face in tax practice.

You will be involved in every aspect of your pupil supervisor’s practice, obtaining an overview of the advisory and litigation processes at the Revenue Bar. Pupils attend conferences with clients and are encouraged to discuss the strategic, procedural and ethical elements of cases with their supervisors.

Pupils are also encouraged to work with other members of chambers, both QCs and juniors.

We currently offer a pupillage award of £40,000 for twelve months.

Dates for application

We do not expect to take on a new pupil until at least October 2018.

Applications for pupillage must be made to Mrs Amanda Hardy QC, with a CV either with a covering letter or as an attachment to a covering e-mail to taxchambers@15oldsquare.co.uk.

Mini pupillage

Mini pupillages offer a useful opportunity to sample life in Chambers and obtain a flavour of the type of work we undertake and our approach to it. A mini-pupillage is not necessary in order to apply for pupillage, although potential applicants may find it a useful experience.

Applications for mini pupillage must be made to Ms Harriet Brown, with a CV either by letter or by e-mail to taxchambers@15oldsquare.co.uk.

Chambers is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity irrespective of colour, race, disability, age, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion, sex, marital status or sexual orientation. A full version of our equal opportunities policy can be obtained from Chambers.

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