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 in one of the sunniest areas 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 at Devon Chambers recognise that we have not yet met our own goals for a diverse Chambers. We actively encourage applications from those from a minority background.
Devon Chambers welcomes applications from crime, family and civil law practitioners. We are particularly interested in experienced practitioners of five to 10 years’ call.
Those wishing to apply should expect to receive instructions from across the Western Circuit and will receive an exceptional clerking support service. We have a dedicated clerking team who will actively listen to your needs to build and strengthen your practice.
All applications for tenancy should be addressed to Mr Jason Beal (Head of Chambers) and marked “Tenancy”.
Devon Chambers has been consistently recommended by the Legal 500 as a leading set on the Western Circuit. Whether your area of expertise is crime, family or civil law, we can offer you a truly fulfilling career at the Bar.
All applications for door tenancy should be addressed to Mr Jason Beal (Head of Chambers) and marked “Door Tenancy Application”.
Devon Chambers invites applications for those who are seeking a third six pupillage.
An immediate start is available, and application is by way of CV and covering letter marked ‘Third Six Application’ to Mr Jason Beal (Head of Chambers).
We are now open for mini pupillage applications. Please complete the Devon Chambers’ Mini Pupillage Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form send it to Emma Cross by 28 February 2022, no later than 4pm. We will not be able to consider any other applications after this deadline. We will email you in March 2022 to let you know whether or not you have been successful.
We at Devon Chambers recognise that many candidates will need to travel to attend a mini pupillage with us, and that the expense of this may form a barrier to applying. We also recognise that this sort of expense can contribute to a lack of diversity at the Bar, and we wish to address this. To help open this opportunity up to people who may otherwise struggle, we are pleased to announce our new financially supported mini-pupillage scheme. Please read our Financially Supported Mini Pupillages Policy and please complete section 4 of the application form if you believe that you meet our eligibility criteria and would like to apply.
We have offered new mini pupillage dates to all previously successful applicants whose mini pupillages were unfortunately postponed due to Covid-19 in 2020. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Please check your inbox for an email from Emma for further details. if you have not received Emma’s email then please email her direct to reschedule your mini pupillage.
For any other enquiries relating to mini pupillages please email Emma.
In light of COVID-19 and in keeping with government guidance Devon Chambers launched the Devon Chambers’ Student Forum (DCSF) in 2020. The DCSF offers the opportunity to discuss all aspects of life at the Bar with members of Devon Chambers. The individual sessions will be conducted online using Zoom. Two of our barristers will be available to discuss any topics that a student wishes to cover. This could include, for example: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) institutions; the Inns of Court; conversion courses; CVs and applications; mini-pupillage; pupillage; life at the Bar; areas of law; the future of the Bar and life on circuit. We are prepared to discuss anything that is related to a career at the Bar.
The DCSF is not the same as a mini pupillage, but is part of our aim to continue liaising with students interested in a career at the Bar during these uncertain times. All details about applying can be found via the link below:
Please contact Ryan Murray if you have any other questions in the meantime.
There are currently no staff vacancies on offer.