Join Us

Whether you are looking to join us in the short-term for a mini-pupillage or are seeking a more long-term association with Chambers, all applications will be considered in accordance with our Tenancy & Pupillage Handbook and Chambers’ Equality & Diversity obligations under the Bar Code of Conduct.

In order to assist us in complying with our equality aims and obligations, we would be grateful if all applicants could complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

All applications should be emailed to: join@invictuschambers.org with the position being applied for set out in the subject line.

TENANCY

Chambers welcomes invitations from established practitioners with expertise in Chambers’ areas of specialism who are looking to join a progressive and friendly set. The core criteria for tenancy is set out in our Handbook.

Chambers’ current policy is to recruit junior tenants (new practitioners) primarily from its pupils. New practitioner applicants who are interested in joining Chambers are expected to demonstrate their potential for development as an advocate with Chambers, a professional following commensurate with their period of practice in addition to the qualities and competencies referred to above and in the Handbook.

 

PUPILLAGE (INCLUDING THIRD-SIX)

Chambers aims to recruit up to two 12-month pupils each year, starting in October. 

Although we do not accept applications through the Pupillage Gateway, we do follow the same recruitment timetable and all pupillages are advertised on the Gateway.

During the relevant submission period, a copy of our pupillage application form will be available to download from this page. 

The application process for pupillage commencing October 2017 opens on 9 January 2017 at 11am and the application form can be downloaded here. Candidates are asked to provide a CV and covering letter to accompany their typed application form. The deadline for the submission of applications is 11pm on 9 February 2017.

First round interviews will be held on Saturday 4 March 2017 and second round interviews will take place on Saturday 8 April 2017.

Decisions on pupillage will be sent out after 9am on 3 May 2017.

Due to the large number of applications received, Chambers is unable to give individualised feedback for candidates who fail to be shortlisted for interview. However, we hope that our general 2017 Pupillage Applications Feedback (to be publishes shortly) on unsuccessful applications will be of some assistance.

Chambers’ policy is to invite applications for third-six based on need. Vacancies, where available, are published throughout the year. In addition to being advertised on this page, details are also published on the Bar Council’s website here.

 

MINI-PUPILLAGE

Chambers offers up to 18 mini-pupillages per year across our London, Bristol & Birmingham offices. Mini-pupillages last a maximum of 3 days and will usually be completed on consecutive days. Chambers will, however, endeavour to make reasonable adjustments whenever possible to take account of the circumstances of individual applicants.

We operate two mini-pupillage seasons: (1) January to June; and (2) July to December. The window opens for each season one month before, i.e. December the previous year for January to June, and June for the period July to December.

Applications should be by way of CV and covering letter to the Secretary to the Tenancy & Pupillage Committee and should set out dates of availability, preferred location and whether there are any particular areas of practice which the applicant is interested in. Applications received outside the submission window will not be considered or retained.

Where all the places for a particular season have been filled, a notice will be posted here to that effect.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR MINI-PUPILLAGE PLACES FOR JULY TO DECEMBER  2017  HAVE NOW OPENED AND WILL CLOSE ON 30 JUNE 2017.

Invictus is a Partner Chambers to the Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (PASS) and is committed to promoting an open and diverse profession.

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