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Probationary Tenancy

Chambers currently has three vacancies for probationary tenants with experience predominantly in crime.



We are recruiting three probationary tenants 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 probationary tenancies are offered with a view to full 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 and probationary tenants are able to assist with and observe these high profile matters and are actively encouraged to do so.

In 2021 we are offering three probationary tenancies 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 and probationary tenants 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 Chambers.

Our probationary tenants and 2nd six pupils  appear in the Crown Courts on regular occasions, both prosecuting and defending. The pandemic restrictions have meant everyone involved with Chambers work has had to adapt to a great deal of remote working, but we continue to be extremely busy, particularly at the Junior end.

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

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

Probationary tenants 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 probationary tenants, if they have not already done so, to apply for Advocate Panels 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.

Probationary Tenants  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.

Probationary Tenants 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 the training and development of our probationary tenants is included in detail in our policies and training ptogramme.

Chambers has a handbook and policy for probationary tenants 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 Dave Fardon, our Senior Clerk on dave.fardon@9kbw.com or Christine Eadie on christine@9kbw.com  who will be very pleased to assist.

Equality and Diversity Data Monitoring 

We would be grateful if each applicant would complete and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. This allows us to review our data annually and to ensure that Chambers meets its statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010 as well as assisting us in developing our Equality Action Plan and Recruitment Policy for the future.

Please click HERE to download the form and send the completed version to our Equality and Diversity Data Officer Suzanne Fewins suzanne.fewins@9kbw.co.uk