Personal Injury Pupillage Vacancy 2018

Cobden House Chambers is delighted to announce that it is now recruiting for a fully funded 12 month pupillage in our Personal Injury Department.

Please note that it is Chambers’ policy to offer pupillage with a view to tenancy. 

The Personal Injury pupillage will cover all aspects of personal injury from the most modest claims involving the small claims track and MOJ portal through to the Fast track and Multi-track including an introduction to catastrophic injury claims. 

The work done in chambers deals with individual Claimants and Insurer /Institutional clients and the pupillage will focus on both in order to allow the individual to gain the maximum experience.

Within the team we have practitioners who deal with industrial accidents, industrial disease and road traffic accident claims. There will also be opportunities to gain experience in Inquest work and Clinical Negligence work.

We ensure that the individual sees a broad range of work and styles of advocacy both written and oral. 

Within the first six months the chosen individual will be asked to draft pleadings and advices as exercises to allow us monitor progress.

There will be experience gained from attendance at conferences and consultations with lay clients, insurer clients as well as experts.In the second six months the individual will be able to work as an advocate but will be expected to follow the Pupil Supervisor or another member of chambers on any days or half days when not booked in their own right.

The aim of the pupillage is to provide full and appropriate training for the expected demands of starting practice on the Northern Circuit.

Pupillage Award

Each pupil receives a total award of £25,000 comprising £9000 during the First Six and Guaranteed Earnings of £16,000 during the Second Six.


The Closing Date for applications is 12.00 noon on 12th MARCH 2018.  First Round interviews will be held on Saturday 17th March 2018 with Second Round interviews on Friday 23rd March 2018.  The successful candidate will be notified shortly after the Second Round interviews.


The planned pupillage start date is 1st October 2018.

An application form my be downloaded by clicking the link:- 


Our preferred method of application is by email to the following address:

However, if replying by post, please note that you must mark your envelope ‘Pupillage Application’.

COBDEN HOUSE CHAMBERS IS COMMITTED TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES We welcome applications from ANY suitably qualified candidate irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or social background.  All applications are anonymised prior to assessment and our recruitment process is conducted in accordance with the Bar Council guidelines.


We welcome applications from established practitioners which will be considered by our recruitment panel in accordance with our Equality and Diversity policy.
Applications should be sent to the Director of Clerking, Martin Leech: – Alternatively please call Martin Leech or his Deputy Dan Monaghan for an informal discussion. 

All communication / applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

Contact Details:-

Director of Clerking:             Martin Leech
Direct Line:                           0161 833 6880
Mobile:                                  07791 519 124

Deputy Director of Clerking:  Dan Monaghan
Direct Line:                            0161 833 6021
Mobile:                                  07980 671 017