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Keating Chambers: The Podcast is a new fortnightly podcast brought to you by barristers and staff from Keating Chambers. It features a combination of key case law updates, historical case reviews, interviews with legal experts and informal discussions of aspects of Chambers life. The bitesize analyses will focus on issues arising from our key practice areas (including construction, energy, international arbitration, planning and procurement), as well as other themes affecting the Bar and general industry hot topics. It will be of particular interest to those in the legal profession or construction industry, and students interested in becoming a barrister. Please note that this podcast does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such.

Our podcasts are also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Episode 1: Life in Chambers

Our first podcast focusses on what life at Keating is like during all stages of your career at the Bar, from pupillage through to silk. Lucy Garrett QC (Head of the Pupillage Committee) chats to Simon Hargreaves QC, Charlie Thompson, Elizabeth Donnelly and Marie Sparkes about what attracted them to Keating; from the type of work we do, to the social side of Chambers. They share their experiences of cases they have been involved with, the support of their colleagues and how Chambers has adapted in the time of COVID-19. This podcast will be of particular interest to students looking to develop a career as a commercial barrister.

Episode 2: Tips and Tricks for Pupillage Applications and Interviews

This podcast provides pupillage candidates with tips on how to approach their application forms and any subsequent interviews, with perspectives from recent pupils and members of our Pupillage Committee. Lucy Garrett QC (Head of the Pupillage Committee) is joined by junior tenants, Charlie Thompson and Ben Graff, and two of our current pupils, Wen-Jin Teh and Lena-Marie von Eynern. Whilst providing their top tips, they each share their personal experiences of applying for pupillage, discuss pupillage and mini-pupillage during a pandemic, and explain what they enjoy most about our areas of work. The podcast will be of particular interest to those students looking to apply for pupillage during the current application window.