Recruitment & Pupillage

About our recruitment & pupillage. Why not join KBG Chambers and be part of something special.

With effect from 31 January 2013 the Bar Council abolished the long-standing “Terms of Work on which barristers offer their services to solicitors and the Withdrawal of Credit scheme”. In light of this– and after a period of detailed consultation – the members of KBG Chambers agreed collectively that private instructions are accepted as per the new Standard Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012.A copy of the terms can be viewed here .Therefore, unless otherwise agreed in advance, any new instructions will proceed on the basis of these standard terms.  

We are always interested to receive applications from established practitioners, be it individuals or groups, in any of Chambers’ practice areas. For an initial informal discussion in confidence please contact Deni Mathews, Head of Chambers.  Should you choose to send us your CV or any other form of application for tenancy in writing we should be grateful if you would also complete and return the Diversity Monitoring Form attached below although completion of the same is entirely voluntary. Chambers welcomes tenancy applications from all applicants irrespective of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability
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Pupillage - October 2022
KBG continue to recognise that investing in our pupils is an investment in our future. We recognise that our continued success depends upon us recruiting people of the highest calibre and we believe this comes from aspiring barristers.

At KBG we are able to offer a combination of Civil, Criminal & Family law that is bespoke to the applicants ability and requirements whilst factoring work levels in Chambers.

Our process for selecting pupils aims to identify those who we anticipate will be outstanding candidates to join Chambers as tenants at the end of the pupillage year. We are looking to recruit a pupil to commence their pupillage in October 2022.ALL applications have to be made through the Pupillage Gateway. You can view our application from the  December 2021 and you can apply from the  January 2022. The closing deadline is February 2022 at 11am.

Third Six Applications 2022
As a result of an increasing volume of instructions, Chambers is looking to recruit a junior criminal practitioner interested in developing a prosecution practice. The majority of work, initially will be in the Magistrate’s Court with occasional Crown Court appearances, but it is anticipated that with the full support of a thriving criminal team, a Crown Court practice will be developed in due course. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be addressed to Deni Mathews, Head of Chambers


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will be operating this programme at a significantly reduced capacity in the first instance in order to ensure that attendance at court can be managed both safely and effectively. Applicants are reminded that some court centres are still operating a 'reduced footfall' policy and many hearings are still being conducted remotely. As such it may not always be possible to secure your attendance at court. In those circumstances Chambers will explore alternative avenues to ensure that your time with us is as productive as it can be in these difficult times.  

Those applicants who were offered a mini-pupillage prior to the onset of the pandemic will be accommodated as a matter of priority and are invited to get in touch.  

Applicants may wish to consider approaching the Inns of Court in order to see whether they may be eligible for assisted funding and/or a grant. Applicants do not need to be a member of an Inn but will need to fulfil various social mobility criteria before they can apply. Please seethe link below for further information: 

2022 Update
Applications are now closed for our 2022 mini pupillage programme. If you would like to apply for a mini pupillage with KBG Chambers, then please check our website again in September/October for further updates.  As a reminder, those candidates who had previously been offered a mini-pupillage that had subsequently been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic are invited to get in touch in order for it to be re-scheduled. 

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2022 Update
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Applicants who wish to apply for a mini-pupillage are invited to email Michael Brown on with a CV, cover letter and dates of availability.