Chambers offers 24 mini-pupillages every year. Please note the following application deadlines:

For mini-pupillages commencing in the months June 2018 to November 2018 - 30th April 2018

For mini-pupillages commencing in the months December 2018 to May 2019 - 31st October 2018

All applications received will be considered within 4 weeks of each deadline. Due to the large number of applications received, Chambers cannot undertake to respond to each applicant who is unsuccessful.

Applications for mini-pupillages (CV with covering letter) should be addressed to Amy Smith and sent either in hard copy to Chambers address or by email to Please note, applications will not be considered unless candidates have completed their first year at university.

SJS Mini Pupillage Policy [PDF]

Equal Opportunities

9 St John Street Chambers is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity. Our policies apply to all members of chambers, staff, pupils and those visiting chambers. Chambers is committed to the elimination and prevention of discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, sex, ethnic and national origin, class, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or marital status. Our commitment to equal opportunities and the individual and collective obligation for staff is set out in our employee contracts. We also comply with the requirements of the equality code for the bar.


As a general principle, the strength of chambers is maintained and improved by taking on new tenants who have successfully completed twelve months pupillage in chambers.

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Whilst Chambers looks to grow its membership organically we also invite applications for tenancy from experienced practitioners. Those applications should be addressed our Chambers Manager, Miss Ruth Bailey with covering letter and full C.V.

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Staff Vacancies

Chambers recognises the need to invest in its staff. The day-to-day administration of chambers is undertaken by a diligent clerking team and a network of support staff.

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