The recruitment of able and committed barristers is fundamental to the continued success of College Chambers. We welcome applications from those with experience at the Bar.

The qualities we look for from a candidate are:

  • Academic achievement
  • Integrity
  • Empathy and the ability to communicate with clients
  • An aptitude for advocacy


Chambers takes a long-term view towards pupillage so as to guarantee our quality of service and enhance our reputation through the careful selection of future tenants. Our recruitment process reflects the high standards necessary to become a member of Chambers. 

Our pupils can expect a comprehensive range of work, excellent and intensive training, and a good level of funding. Each pupil is given a dedicated pupil supervisor who will provide the correct balance between tutoring and assessment.

During the second six months of pupillage, our pupils will have the opportunity to take on work in their own right, supported by the breadth and depth of knowledge from College Chambers and providing a solid foundation for development of practice beyond pupillage and into tenancy.

Pupillage applications for Spring 2019 and Autumn 2019 are now closed.


College Chambers tends to recruit from its current pupils but also welcomes tenancy applications from established practitioners.

Please apply to the Head of Chambers, Derek Marshall, at College Chambers, 19 Carlton Crescent, Southampton, SO15 2ET.

All applications are treated in strictest confidence and in accordance with the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar.