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Third Six Pupillage

Chambers currently has three vacancies for third six pupils with experience predominantly in crime.

We are recruiting three 3rd Six Pupils in 2021.

If you are looking for a highly regarded set of Criminal and Regulatory Chambers where you will be very busy and where you can develop a solid and extensive practice, then we welcome your application.

All pupillages are offered with a view to Tenancy and we encourage and support our pupils at all stages to develop their skills and expertise; in order to make that a reality.

9KBW is a London based set with 24 members who specialise in Crime, Regulatory and

Immigration law.

We prosecute and defend in criminal cases at the highest level including cases for the

Specialist Crime Groups dealing with Organised and Serious Crime, Specialist Fraud, including high level SFO matters, and Extradition. Our main areas of practice are in London and the South East.

Members frequently appear as Leading Juniors, or are led by QC or by Senior Counsel,

and many are instructed in multiple high profile cases attracting national media attention.

Pupils at each stage in their pupillage are able to assist with and observe these high profile matters and are actively encouraged to do so.

In 2021 we are offering three third six pupillages as well as three 12 month funded pupillages from October 2021.

We firmly believe that Chambers has a responsibility to nurture young talented professionals and to encourage commitment, ambition and dedication from the earliest stage with tenancy being the result of demonstrating such qualities.

Our pupils are thoroughly immersed in life in Chambers, both professionally and socially,

with regular opportunities to take part in our renowned OIC Roadshow and Mock Trial

programmes training police officers. All participate in marketing events with the chance to meet our instructing solicitors, the Judiciary and members of the Bar outside of


Our 2nd and 3rd six pupils appear in the Crown Courts on regular occasions, both

prosecuting and defending. The pandemic restrictions have meant members and pupils have had to adapt to a great deal of remote working, but our pupils and members continue to be extremely busy, particularly at the Junior end.

As our workload is ever increasing we can offer all of our pupils the widest possible experience in crime and regulatory work.

We work regularly for the National Probation Service, the DWP and the DVLA and all

pupils are briefed by those bodies during their time at 9 KBW.

We have a wide range of defence solicitors, with whom we maintain strong relationships

and who have briefed Chambers for many years as well as new solicitors, for whom we

always aim to provide a service that ensures briefs will be regularly sent to pupils and

members in the future.

We encourage all pupils, from their second six onwards, to apply for Advocate Panels from 2nd six onwards and our experienced Managing Consultant and clerking team will always assist those keen to do so in both gaining the necessary experience and in the completion of the application process. Our success rate in these applications is very high, as can be seen from the news items on our website.

We have several junior members who undertake disclosure work for the SFO and many are briefed on matters as members of the Government Legal department AG's List (GLD).

Chambers undertakes a considerable amount of Regulatory work for the Nursing &

Midwifery Council, Ofsted, RICS and the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Pupils will have the opportunity to undertake training for the Nursing & Midwifery

Council and thereafter to be instructed by them as well as to apply for the Junior Junior

GLD panel.

Members are instructed in a range of cases involving breaches of the regulatory

requirements and serious quasi-criminal / regulatory allegations such as sexual

misconduct in the workplace, mental health and fatalities and due to our overarching

expertise in both criminal and regulatory law, members have been instructed to advise

and represent professional regulatory bodies and individuals alike. Instructions have

ranged from advice and representation, not only within regulatory proceedings where

there is a criminal crossover, but also with regards to independent criminal prosecutions.

Members of Chambers are regularly instructed in wider regulatory issues revolving

around Local Authorities, Education & Social Care, Health & Safety, Fire Safety,

Environmental issues and referrals to CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union).

Some of Chambers members undertake specialist Immigration work appearing in cases in

the lower tier of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal through to the Court of Appeal.

Pupils in their 3rd six are always taken on with a view to Tenancy. We expect the highest

standards and we offer the highest standards of training and supervision. Chambers is

currently in the process of applying to become an Authorised Education and Training Organisation and through this process we are developing extensive policies to allow all

pupils greater flexibility in the way that their pupillage is organised and supported.

Chambers has a handbook and policy for pupils, available on request and full details of

chambers services can be found on our website www.9kbw.com

Applications should be by way of CV and covering letter and any references that you

wish us to consider, e mailed to christine@9kbw.com

There is currently an open deadline for applications.

Should you wish to have a discussion about what 9KBW can offer please contact either Christine Eadie on christine@9kbw.com or one of our clerking team, who will be very pleased to assist.