Join Us

Whether you are looking to join us in the short-term for a mini-pupillage or work experience or if you 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.

Chambers is committed to promoting well-being at the Bar and we encourage and facilitate working practices that support the health and well-being of all our individuals. Further details of our commitment can be found in our Wellbeing Policy.

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

Invictus Chambers is a multi-disciplinary chambers, committed to increasing diversity and equality of opportunity at the bar. We offer mini-pupillages in two windows each year. These are:

  • January to June (applications open on 1st December and close on 30th April); and
  • July to December (applications open on 1st June and close on 31st October).

We offer up to 18 mini-pupillages a year, normally for a maximum of 3 days: usually consecutive. Chambers will, however, endeavour to make reasonable adjustments where required to, in order to take account of the circumstances of individual applicants. Applicants should either have completed their first year of a law degree, or be in the process of completing the GDL.

The nature of work in chambers requires that matters remain confidential. All mini-pupils must agree to the same obligations of confidentiality as the barrister(s) they will be shadowing. By applying to chambers, applicants agree to keep all client matters they learn about during their mini-pupillage confidential.

Chambers sees mini-pupillages as a vital component in learning about life at the Bar, and offering potential barristers an opportunity to meet members of chambers. Chambers does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex or sexual orientation. Chambers is committed to acting to advance equality of opportunity and to reduce the inequalities of outcome which result from socio-economic disadvantage and is, therefore, a member of the Inner Temple’s Pegasus Access and Support Scheme.

We encourage applications from women, members of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities, those who are LGBTQ+, as well as candidates from other groups that are underrepresented in the legal sector including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Application is by way of a CV and covering letter by email to the Secretary to the Tenancy & Pupillage Committee (join@invictuschambers.org). This 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.

The nature of practice at the bar means that we cannot guarantee that any particular areas of work will be taking place on any particular day; we will, however, do our best to place mini-pupils in areas in which they express an interest.

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

It is not a requirement of applying for pupillage in chambers that a mini-pupillage be undertaken. Mini-pupillages at Invictus Chambers are not assessed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MINI-PUPILLAGE PLACES FOR JULY TO DECEMBER  2017  HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED AND APPLICATIONS FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 2018 WILL OPEN ON 1 DECEMBER 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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