In the 2024 recruitment season, DWF Chambers will be recruiting up to three pupil barristers to commence pupillage in September 2024. Pupillages can be offered in any of our five offices depending on candidate preference and business need. The core practice areas will be personal injury, commercial insurance, employment, regulatory and costs.
This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake pupillage at a global legal business. DWF Chambers now comprises 15 barristers, three solicitor-advocates, five clerks and a team of junior advocates, located at offices in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester. Our team is fully integrated into DWF Group.
DWF Chambers has developed a structured and challenging pupillage programme. Our aim is to ensure that a pupillage with DWF Chambers is a stimulating and exciting experience and that all pupils receive the support necessary to fulfil their potential.
An offer of pupillage at DWF Chambers is an offer of a fixed term contract of employment during the period of pupillage. Whilst there is no guarantee of employment at DWF Chambers post-pupillage, we recruit and train pupils with every intention of offering a permanent position post-pupillage. Since 2020, six pupils have completed pupillage with DWF Chambers and all six have been offered employment as a qualified barrister post-pupillage. The salary for a newly qualified barrister at DWF Chambers is a minimum of £55,000.
Our application process will be carried out in line with the Pupillage Gateway. The pupillages will be formally advertised on the Pupillage Gateway on Monday 27 November 2023 and the application form will be available on this page from the same date.
The provisional dates for interviews are Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March 2024. Interviews will take place at DWF Manchester, 2 Scott Place, Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AA. This venue is an accessible building.
Please note that applicants must have completed the professional stage of training before September 2024 to be eligible for these pupillages.