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Join Us – Careers for Barristers

Join Us – Carrers for Barristers – 5 Chancery Lane Commercial Barristers are commercially minded barristers and can provide the opportunity to join a dynamic and modern thinking collaboration of barristers operating from within the heart of legal London, a stone’s throw from the Business and Property Courts (High Court Rolls Building) and the RCJ (Royal Courts of Justice).

Modern – and – Traditional | The Confluence of ‘Tradition and Modernity’

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Careers for Barristers | 5 Chancery Lane Commercial Barristers, Chambers of Tahir Ashraf

The traditional approach to careers for barristers in barristers Chambers has meant that barristers become members and take up tenancy in a given set, often enduring fixed minimum monthly overheads. In a bold move at the Bar we have done away, with that tradition and adopted a far more modern and flexible way of working.

We particularly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented at the Bar, including parents with childcare responsibilities. It goes without saying that we do not discrminate on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin*, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Law Jobs Based On The Blind CV | Meritocracy All The Way!

5 Chancery Lane Commercial Barristers are proud to announce that in our first, ever, recruitment campaign we pride ourselves not on making bold statements, but on taking bold action. That is precisely why we will operate a policy of the blind CV. This, we hope will prevent any sort of discrimination.* This is not any sort of party political move. All too often, we have all witnessed positions of responsibility being handed to those without merit. For us, it is not a numbers game. For us, it is about the quality, calibre and ultimately the potential of the candidate. Irrespective of background. Is it any wonder that we champion ‘Meritocracy all the way‘?

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Careers for Barristers | The White Book 2018 Civil Procedure Rules and Barrister’s Wig

Carrers for Barristers – Tenancy with 5 Chancery Lane – A Commercial Chancery Set

Our aim is very much to offer solicitors and businesses direct access to commercial Counsel. To work where appropriate as sole legal Counsel or indeed as part of a legal team, to help service the legal needs across most if not all commercial practice areas.

This is a significant time in the history of the legal profession and of Chambers. And so we welcome expressions of interest and / or applications from both junior and established practitioners of all levels of Call. We are particularly keen to hear from those with a commercially focussed outlook and a dynamic business mind-set, to join us. If you think you fit the bill why not contact us?

For a confidential discussion, please contact us at info@5cl.co.uk or call us and ask to speak to the Chambers Director, Jes Rohit or the Head of Chambers Tahir Ashraf on +44(0)207 406 1455. Alternatively, feel free to make an application by way of CV and cover letter marked ‘confidential’ addressed to the Chambers Director and / or Head of Chambers Tahir Ashraf.

Student Placements

We are also open to applications from students who need to complete a work placement as part of their degree. Preference will be given to law students and / or those from a business and marketing background.  

Prequal to A Role As An Advocate | Mini Pupillage and / or Legal Internship

5 Chancery Lane Commercial Barristers is a modern Commercial Barristers’ Chambers operating out of the heart of legal London and London Gatwick, West Sussex. At present we offer a prequal to careers for barristers in the form of mini-pupillages and / or legal Internships. These typically last between 1-12 weeks for suitably qualified candidates. Preference is given to those who are minded to join the legal profession. We are particularly mindful of applications from those traditionally under-represented at the Bar.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity participate in various aspects of legal administration, practice management, as well as seminars other events. Of course, there will also be real exposure of working directly with busy experienced practitioners on active and live cases and so there may participation in case preparation carrying out legal research, attending client conferences and on occasion, court hearings.

The ideal candidate should already have been educated to degree level and may or may not have undertaken the vocational stage of legal training.  Whilst experience in a law firm or barristers chambers is not a pre-requisite it will inevitably be a distinct advantage.

In return, Chambers will offer travel and lunch expenses (as well as CV and progress reviews). If you think you fit the bill, make an application by way of CV and cover letter, addressed to the Chambers Director and send to info@5cl.co.uk.

*Applicants must have the demonstrable right to legally work in the UK.

Commercial Chancery Barrister Tahir Ashraf is the Founder of 5 Chancery Lane providing a collaboration of Commercial Barristers for the benefit of business and individual clients.
Commercial Chancery Barrister Tahir Ashraf is the Founder of 5 Chancery Lane providing a collaboration of Commercial Barristers for the benefit of business and individual clients.

Could you be our next Commercial Barrister?

Barrister

Commercial Barrister Tahir Ashraf is delighted to announce the addition of Frank Dignan barrister who has accepted an invitation to join as joint head to the 5 Chancery Lane commercial barrister offering.
Commercial Barrister Tahir Ashraf is delighted to announce the addition of Frank Dignan barrister who has accepted an invitation to join as joint head to the 5 Chancery Lane commercial barrister offering.

Could you be our next Commercial Barrister?

Barrister

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