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Employment Practitioners 9 St John Street Chambers


9 St John Street employment team has an "outstanding calibre of counsel" with members regularly ranked highly by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. We are renowned as one of the leading employment sets in the country.

We are currently seeking to expand our employment team with exceptional and forward-thinking practitioners, who have the drive to develop a leading employment practice. We are particularly interested in those under 10 years call, who can demonstrate that they are able to cultivate an expanding practice and can service high level work. 

Applicants will need to show that they are aligned with 9 St John Street’s ethos as a traditional yet commercial set, with high standards of advocacy and advice. 

Please apply by email with CV and covering letter to Rachel Swift at

Closing date for applications – 3 April 2020

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

9 St John Street Chambers is an equal opportunities employer.

The competencies that we will assess applicants against are:

  • Excellence in advocacy, both oral and written.
  • The ability to manage difficult, complex and novel cases for both respondents and claimants.
  • The ability to build relationships. 
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Possess and rely on excellent judgement.

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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 to our Temporary Chambers Manager, Miss Rachel Swift with covering letter and full C.V.

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