No pupillage at Furnival Chambers is offered with a guarantee of (or with a view to) further pupillage or tenancy at its conclusion. All pupils must apply for such further pupillages and/or tenancies as may be available.
12 Month Pupillages
Within 1 month prior to the conclusion of their 12 month pupillage, pupils will ordinarily be invited to apply to the Tenancy Committee for a tenancy in accordance with the tenancy policy.
Third Six Pupils
Prior to the conclusions of the 6 month term, the third six pupil may be invited to apply to the Tenancy Committee for a tenancy in accordance with the tenancy policy. Invitations are not automatically extended.
For confidential enquiries please call Steve Ball, Senior Clerk, in the first instance (0207 035 2880).
TENANCY APPLICATION POLICY- EXTERNAL
All applications for a first tenancy at Furnival Chambers, either internal or external, will be assessed in accordance with the following required criteria.
|Excellent Advocacy Skills
Communicates readily and clearly both verbally and in writing.
The ability to absorb and process a large amount of complex and detailed information both quickly and accurately.
Is committed to a career as a Barrister with Furnival Chambers.
2) TENANCY APPLICATION
All external candidates who wish to apply for a tenancy with Furnival Chambers should apply to the Heads of Chambers or a member of the Tenancy Committee nominated by the Heads of Chambers. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. We understand that the decision to move chambers can be a sensitive one and prospective applicants may wish to discuss any application informally with the Senior Clerk, Steve Ball, or a member of the Tenancy Committee before submitting a formal application. Any such informal discussions are also treated in strictest confidence.
All applicants should submit a letter and CV demonstrating how they meet the required competencies in paragraph 1 above.
The application process is in four stages,
- The letter and CV will be considered by the Tenancy Committee against the written criteria.
- Candidates who pass this initial sift will be invited for an interview with members of the committee/ Heads of Chambers.
- The committee will consider recommendations from the Senior Clerk and/or First Junior Clerk/ Senior Prosecution Clerk.
- A final decision will be made by the committee.
Candidates may be asked to supply proof of earnings and copies of their diaries. References will also be considered but will only be contacted with the prior consent of the candidate.
3) OFFER OF TENANCY
The applicants will be informed of the results of their application immediately after the meeting of the Tenancy Committee by the Head/s of Chambers or the Senior member of the Tenancy Committee in their absence.
Chambers does not provide written feedback in relation to unsuccessful applications. However, by application from the candidate, in certain circumstances oral feedback may be provided.