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Staff Vacancies

Criminal Clerking Vacancy, Devon Chambers, Plymouth

Devon Chambers is a distinguished Western Circuit set with 16 members of
Chambers. Having just bought our own building in the centre of Plymouth and the recent announcement that Joanna Martin will be appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018 we are excited about our future and the growth and development of Chambers.

We are looking for a Criminal Clerk who would like to join us on our journey towards significant expansion. We are recruiting new members and will have 3 further pupils in 2018 and another two in 2019.

Our ideal candidate will have the drive, energy and motivation to make a real
difference to us. We are looking for a team player who is not afraid to take
responsibility for decisions. You will be an adept multi-tasker; running the diary, billing, negotiating fees, marketing and client care will be paramount.

We would like to find a candidate who can see the benefits of joining a set with real
and continued potential. This job will be what you make it.

If you are interested in talking to us please send your CV in the first instance to:
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Closing date: 5pm Friday 5th January 2018.

£20-30,000.00 depending on experience.


Devon Chambers has re-opened applications for 12-month pupillage commencing in October 2018 until 4pm on Friday 17 November 2017. Pupillage with Devon Chambers covers all areas of Common Law, but with a focus on Criminal and Family Law.

All applicants will be expected to have achieved an Upper Second Class degree and a Very Competent grade for the Bar Professional Training Course/Bar Vocational Course.

The pupillage awards for the 12-month pupillages will be £16,000, comprising of £8,000 in the first six months of pupillage and guaranteed earnings of £8,000 in the second six months of pupillage.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm on Friday 17 November 2017. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

NB: Applicants who submitted forms within the original deadline are assured that the application previously submitted will be considered. However, those applicants are at liberty to amend their application should they wish to do so and resubmit their application by 4pm on Friday 17 November 2017.

All applications are to be made on the application form, which can be found here.

Please also complete and return the Equality and Diversity form, which can be found here.

Applications must be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further details of the recruitment process and training are found in the Devon Chambers Pupillage Policy, which is available here. Please note that as applications have re-opened the timetable set out in the Pupillage Policy will apply from the revised application deadline.

Devon Chambers applies the Pupillage Criteria during the application and interview process; a copy of the document is available here.

Chambers also advertises this pupillage on the Pupillage Gateway and acts in accordance with the rules and procedures detailed in the Bar Standards Board Pupillage Handbook.

Please click here for the link to the Pupillage Gateway.


Devon Chambers has been consistently recommended by the Legal 500 as a leading set on the Western Circuit. Whether your specialism is crime, family or civil, we can offer you a truly fulfilling career at the Bar.

We have a dedicated and professional clerk's team who will actively build and strengthen your practice and we are able to offer a very competitive rent. While Chambers is based in historical Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City, many of our members live in the beautiful surroundings of Devon and Cornwall.

We are lucky enough to practise across an area that boasts more hours of sunshine than anywhere else on the British mainland. From vast Atlantic-facing strips of golden sand to wild expanses of granite moorland, practitioners at Devon Chambers really do have the ability to achieve the ultimate work/life balance.

We are looking to recruit tenants of 5 - 15 years call in both family and crime.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in a friendly, relaxed and professional environment, send your application to: Jason Beal
Devon Chambers, 8 The Crescent, Plymouth PL1 3AB
Telephone 01752 661659 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Equal Opportunities

Devon Chambers is committed to ensuring Equal Opportunities to all and will not discriminate on any grounds.