Tenancy

We are a diverse, friendly and progressive set. We provide a supportive and flexible work environment. We do not believe that one size fits all, but instead work with our members to create and develop a career which suits them. Our forward-thinking, truly flexible working policy can be found here. We believe that we offer a great working environment and some of the best work life balance available at the Bar.

Our barristers are ambitious and hard-working, and work closely with our staff team to build the practice that they want - whether that is a common law or mixed practice; or specialising in one of our practice areas; or developing a niche practice in a related area of law. Through regular practice meetings, we agree career plans and our staff support members with marketing and profile raising.

We are keen to support members with their lives outside the Bar – for example in academia, the judiciary or family life. We offer great flexibility within tenancy and are happy to discuss a personalised tenancy arrangement which suits your particular needs. We have enviable financial stability, and have successfully managed the financial challenges caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Join us

We are actively recruiting new members in each of our practice groups. We are particularly keen to hear from family law specialists due to a surplus of family work. 

If you would like to have a confidential discussion prior to applying, you are welcome to contact our Chambers Director by telephone or email.

We are happy to consider all requests for flexibility either in the application process itself or during tenancy. We will do everything we can to accommodate requests for flexibility in the application process. Currently we are conducting interviews by Zoom, but can meet face to face if preferred. For flexibility within tenancy, please refer to our flexible working policy. We are happy to consider any request for flexibility which suits your circumstances.

Please either contact our Chambers Director or include information in your application. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please send us:

  • Your CV and a covering letter describing your current practice, setting out why you want to join Chambers and outlining your future business plan;
  • A copy of your diary for the last 2 years, and your billings for the same period;
  • Any references you would like to provide - particularly those from professional clients.

All applications are reviewed by our Tenancy Committee and we usually arrange an interview promptly. We may ask junior candidates to undertake an advocacy exercise as part of the interview process.

All applications should be sent to our Chambers Director at clarekelly@5pumpcourt.com