Queen Elizabeth Building
London EC4Y 9DB
Dx 373 LDE
Tel 0745 218 9802
Fax (020) 7353 6585

Clarendon House
The Clarendon Centre Cornmarket St
Dx 96453 Oxford 4
Tel 0745 218 9802
Fax (01865) 791 968



Darren Chambers has a strong tradition of recruiting Junior Tenants from its pupils. In general, it is our view that this is the most efficient and effective form of recruitment. We are not a “pupil factory”: we take our responsibilities towards pupils very seriously. Pupillage is a critical stage in any career at the Bar.


We recruit a minimum of one and up to two pupils per year through the Bar Council’s Pupillage Gateway scheme. At the time of writing, the pupillage award for each successful applicant stands at a total of £25,000, payable as an award in the First Six of £12,500 and as guaranteed receipts of £12,500 during the Second Six. Pupils may have up to four supervisors, each tailored to the individual pupil’s interests in so far as that is possible. At least one period of pupillage (generally three months) will be undertaken with a supervisor based in our Oxford premises. The content of pupillage is predominantly family work, although pupils can also expect to see other general civil work during their time with us. There are excellent opportunities for work during the Second Six, and that work, whilst including a significant amount of family work, is likely to be varied.


Student visits are not available.