Third Six Pupillage

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Third Six Pupillage – Award of £35,000

Keating Chambers is a leading commercial set specialising in construction, energy, technology, procurement and related professional negligence disputes. These disputes often relate to high-profile projects in the UK and overseas.  Chambers’ area of practice is dynamic and challenging. Most of our cases are contractual disputes, but principles of tort, restitution, mistake and misrepresentation frequently arise.  The cases are intellectually challenging and the complexity of the disputes requires thorough analytical skills.  We emphasise that no specialist or technical knowledge of construction or engineering is required.

Keating is one of the two top construction chambers in the UK and worldwide. In addition to our many awards and rankings in the legal directories, we won The Lawyer’s Chambers of the Year in 2020. Chambers is based in modern premises outside the Temple.  In their first years of practice, tenants can expect earnings equivalent to those in other top sets of commercial chambers.

We are accepting applications for a third six-month pupillage commencing September 2021.  This will be a funded pupillage with an award of £35,000.

How to Apply

Applications will be treated in confidence and should include the following information:

  • CV with covering letter (identifying your previous pupil supervisors)
  • One each of an anonymised pleading, skeleton argument and an opinion which you have produced during your pupillage.

Please send by email to Elaine Browne ( by 5.00pm Friday 30 July 2021.  Candidates will be called to interview, if applicable, during August, and you may hear from us at short notice in this regard.  We may also ask candidates to complete a written piece of work.  Please provide your mobile phone number with your application.

We are a friendly and welcoming set.  Our aim is for pupils to become fully integrated into life at Chambers from the outset and they are therefore invariably involved in Chambers’ social and marketing events.  We want to ensure that we attract the best candidates, offer the best candidates a pupillage and retain them as tenants.  We want our chambers to reflect the diversity of the people we serve and seek to serve.  The best barristers do not all come from the same mould.  They may be of any ethnicity, from any culture or race, of any gender or none, have any social background and possess a multitude of other, diverse, characteristics.  All are welcome:  see the personal message from our Head of Chambers Alexander Nissen QC.