Third Six Pupillage – Family Law Group

St Philips Chambers Family Law Practice Group (“FLPG”) is an extremely busy and vibrant team of Barristers practicing in all aspects of Family Law.

Due to the high volume of work the thriving and expanding team are looking to recruit two 3rd Six Pupils.

The FLPG has an excellent reputation and its members are highly regarded throughout the Midlands and wider Circuits.

Chambers would invite applications for those who are able to demonstrate outstanding intellectual ability typically evidenced by an excellent academic record, a sound knowledge of legal principles, or where appropriate a real potential to develop such knowledge and understanding. The ability to absorb and analyse a set of facts to identify the relevant factual and legal issues. The ability to present a persuasive argument either on paper or orally in a calm, engaging and persuasive manner. To work efficiently as part of a team and engage and impress other lawyers and clients.

The successful applicant(s) must be able to demonstrate they have developed their professional skills during their initial period of pupillage. They will have strong analytical skills, sound drafting ability and excellent advocacy skills, both oral and written. They will be able to demonstrate a real commitment to our Family Team and they will have the potential to become tenants in Chambers.

An offer of a Third Six pupillage would be with a realistic expectation of a tenancy being offered following a successful conclusion of this six month pupillage. Successful applicants can expect to be very busy and in Court regularly.

Chambers is committed to providing our clients with high quality, specialist legal services through Barristers with the highest reputation for advocacy, knowledge and professional standards and we are looking for candidates who will uphold these core values. We would expect to want to take up references from earlier pupillages.

Applications should be made by covering letter reference “3rd Six Family Application” sent to Juliette Print via email ( containing:-

  1. your CV
  2. two examples of written work
  3. two references, these can be from solicitors, and preferably one from a previous Pupil Supervisor.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Chambers operates an Equal Opportunities policy and adheres to the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar.

Please see Chambers website for more information about Chambers including the Pupillage Policy.