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Tenancy

What are we looking for in a tenant?

9KBW wants to attract those candidates who will adhere to the principles we have established over the years; The provision of the highest quality of service in all that we do, fearless representation for our clients, a willingness to play a full part in the progress of chambers and the desire to succeed as an individual as well as a member.

We will consider applications from those with established practices, as well as those of junior call or have recently completed pupillage and who demonstrate exceptional ability, commitment and enthusiasm.

We are a common law set and although we practise predominantly in crime, many of our members have mixed practices with Regulatory and Immigration Law an ever increasing part of our work. We also welcome applications from those qualified, or who are intending to undertake the training, to accept direct public access instructions.

Whilst the Covid -19 crisis has been ongoing, Chambers members have been increasingly involved in court and tribunal hearings conducted remotely. As courts begin to resume operating full sitting days Chambers is becoming increasingly busy and we would welcome applications from those who wish to move Chambers as the pandemic restrictions are lifted. We anticipate a considerable increase in work as this unfolds.

What can 9 KBW offer you?

The experience and stability that comes with being one of the longest established sets in the Temple

Membership of a set who have already undergone the rigorous process of the Bar Council Supervision Strategy Assessment and are currently repeating a similar extensive Regulatory Return. Chambers adheres fully to the BSB Transparency Standards and we firmly believe and adhere to the principles set out in our Practice Policies and procedures and the BSB Handbook Rules and Guidance.

A diverse and multi cultural set with friendly and approachable members who provide support for each other.

The opportunity to expand your current practice or to develop a junior one. We believe firmly in the fair and equal distribution of work at all levels.

If members or pupils wish to apply for Crown Prosecution Service Panels, or other agency panels, our highly experienced Managing Consultant is there to guide each through the process and our Clerks are very well versed in knowing the experience necessary to qualify for general as well as specialist panels. 

Since the inception of Advocate Panels our success rate at all levels, including Grade 4 in Serious Crime, Serious Fraud, RASSO for the CPS, and the SFO Panel has been exceptional.

Several of our Juniors are members of the GLD Panel and the specialist CPS Extradition Panel and all juniors are assisted with the application process for these opportunities at an early stage. 

We do considerable work for Regulatory bodies and no matter how junior our tenant or pupil, our clerks will always assist and encourage those who wish to gain experience in this area of law, to do so.

We have members who undertake Immigration Law at all levels and again, new members are offered the opportunity to either take on this work or gain experience if they have an interest.

We have a strong belief in the recruitment of Pupils as they are the lifeblood of the Bar. In 2021 we will be offering three Pupillages with a view to tenancy in 2022.

Chambers is currently in the process of becoming an AETO and we expect to apply in the Spring of 2021. We have experienced Pupil Supervisors and members are encouraged to take on the role of a Supervisor when qualified to do so. This means that our pupils are able to be given the widest possible experience and opportunities to shadow and assist several members of Chambers in their widely differing practices. 

New Pupil Supervisors will have the opportunity to benefit from the experience of those who have been qualified for some years

A highly motivated and experienced clerking team, headed by a Managing Consultant with more than 30 years experience in the profession.

A dedicated and experienced clerking and administration team

Timely fee billing and collection

Communal accommodation for members with the addition of a dedicated conference room, keeping costs to a minimum.

Smooth and efficient remote working arrangements during the pandemic restrictions

Secure and up to date IT systems and methods of communication, fully able to deal with paperless prosecutions and we accept electronic instructions from most of our Solicitors in all areas of practice.

Dedicated marketing of individual members and Chambers

 

Applications

Applications should take the form of a covering letter, CV and references (or details of potential referees) and should be addressed to the Secretary to the Pupillage & Tenancy Committee Ms Feryal Ertan, preferably by e mail to christine@9kbw.com

If your application is successful you will be invited to an interview by the Tenancy Committee (currently via Zoom) who make a decision based upon your written and oral application. You will normally be notified of the result within 7 days.

Anyone wishing to know more about tenancy, prior to making an application, should contact, in confidence either our Clerking Team or Christine Eadie or any member of the Tenancy and Pupillage Committee below.

If you would like to set up a confidential Zoom discussion with any of our team, we will be delighted to do so.

 

Miss Feryal Ertan – Joint Secretary

 

Liam Gregory – Joint Secretary

 

Shabeena Azhar – Joint Head of Chambers

 

Jonathan Mole – Joint Head of Chambers