Careers

Tenancy

We are seeking to recruit individuals and groups to join our Crime, Immigration, Civil and Family Teams.

Goldsmith Chambers prides itself on its good working and social environment and on its iconic location within the Temple. Chambers has an excellent clerking and fee collection team.

Goldsmith Chambers has a uniquely competitive commission rate for successful practitioners and we are pleased to be fully operative again in Chambers. We are happy to report that we remain in a strong financial position, despite the current difficult times.

To apply, please send a CV with a covering letter to our Business & Operations Manager, Asli Ozalgan, at: a.ozalgan@goldsmithchambers.com. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Pupillage

Our current pupils have recently presented a webinar on the subject of pupillage during the covid-19 lockdown. To view the webinar and access the slides, click here.

***Owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Goldsmith Chambers regrets to announce that we will no longer be participating in the current Pupillage Gateway recruitment window. We will not be making offers of pupillage commencing in October 2020 or 2021. Chambers appreciates that this will be disappointing news for prospective applicants who had been awaiting news regarding interviews.

We are keeping the situation under careful review and will resume recruitment as soon as possible. We deeply value pupils and investing in the future of the Bar and Chambers, so hope to resume recruitment in the not too distant future. May we take the opportunity to encourage candidates to keep an eye out for developments, as we cannot at this stage advise as to details of the next recruitment process.***

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Third Six Pupillage

*** Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, our mini-pupillage programme is currently suspended for spring and summer 2020***

We are seeking applications for both Criminal and Common law pupils. Please e-mail Catherine Milsom, Head of the Pupillage and New Tenancy Committee, at c.milsom@goldsmithchambers.com, with the subject line “Third Six Application”, and with the following documents attached:

  1. Your covering letter and CV;
  2. A print-out of your work diary covering last three months;
  3. Any references that you would like us to consider, including from solicitors and former pupil supervisors; and
  4. Our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (link above), should you wish to complete it. Please note that completion of this form is entirely voluntary.

Mini-Pupillage

A mini-pupillage with Goldsmith Chambers is an excellent opportunity to experience life in Chambers and to gain an insight into our work by shadowing barristers over the course of a week. Our mini-pupillages are not assessed and nor do we require you to have completed a mini-pupillage in chambers in order to be considered for pupillage. However, it is strongly recommended that if you are thinking of applying for pupillage at Goldsmith Chambers you undertake a mini-pupillage so that you have an opportunity to see the sort of work we do and for us to meet you. The majority of our mini-pupils will spend their time with criminal barristers. However, as we are a common law set, there may be opportunities to observe civil, immigration and family cases. Applications will only be considered from those applicants who are over 18 and have completed their first year of university studies. Mini-pupillages are available in the following periods (please note application deadlines):

Mini-pupillage period Application deadline
Period 1 1 June – 31 July 31 March
Period 2 1 October – 30 November 31 July
Period 3 1 February – 31 March 30 November (in preceding year)

We are unable to offer mini-pupillages outside these periods. We recognise that undertaking mini-pupillages alongside work, studies, caring and other commitments can be difficult. We therefore offer mini-pupillages of varying lengths, usually 3-5 days. You are asked to specify the length of mini-pupillage sought within your application. To apply, please send the following to Mini-Pupillage@goldsmithchambers.com:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Your CV (2 pages maximum)
  3. Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (should you wish to complete it)

It is our policy to treat everyone equally and fairly and we assess all applicants on merit alone, without reference to their race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, disability, age, religion or belief. Race encompasses colour, ethnic or national origin and nationality.

Staff Recruitment

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