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Recruitment

Tenancy 

Devon Chambers is urgently seeking to recruit experienced family law practitioners who are over 10 years call to meet our substantially increased demand in family work, specifically public law.  We are a prominent and highly regarded multi-disciplinary set, based in a beautiful part of the South West of England, Plymouth, with an exceptional reputation for delivery of high quality advice and advocacy.

Our increasingly busy, dedicated and driven Family Team is both passionate and committed to the provision of a client-focused service, and pride themselves on doing this successfully.  Applications are welcome from those who share this commitment and passion and are looking to join a friendly and vibrant team.

Those wishing to apply should expect to receive instructions from across the Western Circuit and will receive an exceptional clerking support service. We have a dedicated and professional clerk's team who will actively build and strengthen your practice and we are able to offer a very competitive rent.

Devon Chambers has been consistently recommended by the Legal 500 as a leading set on the Western Circuit. Whether your specialism is crime, family or civil, we can offer you a truly fulfilling career at the Bar.

While Chambers is based in historical Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City, many of our members live in the beautiful surroundings of Devon and Cornwall. We are lucky enough to practise across an area that boasts more hours of sunshine than anywhere else on the British mainland. From vast Atlantic-facing strips of golden sand to wild expanses of granite moorland, practitioners at Devon Chambers really do have the ability to achieve the ultimate work/life balance.

Devon Chambers is also seeking tenants who practise Criminal Law between 5 and 10 years call.

Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.  Please address your application to Jason Beal (Head of Chambers), Devon Chambers, 8 The Crescent, Plymouth PL1 3AB, Telephone 01752 661659 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Third Six Pupillage

Devon Chambers invites applications for those who are seeking a third six pupillage with a desire to practise in Family Law.

An immediate start date is available and application is by way of CV and covering letter marked “Third Six Application” to Jason Beal (Head of Chambers).

Devon Chambers is a leading and highly regarded multi-disciplinary set, based in the South West, which prides itself on its first-rate reputation for excellence and client centred approach. Due to the high volume of work, both public and private law, we are seeking to expand our busy Family Team. The family members are an enthusiastic and dynamic team with a can-do approach to their practices and therefore we welcome applications from those who match our drive and ambition in this area.

Based in Devon, Plymouth, the South West Regional Capital of Culture, Devon Chambers is situated in an area of natural outstanding beauty with Dartmoor National Park on one side and exceptional beaches on the other. If this appeals then this could well be the move for you.

You can expect to be in court regularly and will be supported by our friendly and proactive Clerking Team which offers a bespoke service dedicated to building your practice throughout the Western Circuit and beyond.

Pupillage

Please see our Pupillage 2019 page for further information on application process.

Mini Pupillage

Devon Chambers offers five day mini pupillages to University students and graduates between 1st April to 30th September each year. Applications for 2019 mini pupillages are now closed.

Applications for 2020 mini pupillages will be open from 1st October 2019 until 4pm on 29th February 2020. Please contact Emma Cross at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions in the meantime.


Staff Vacancies

Barristers’ clerk

Devon Chambers has an exciting opportunity to join the Clerking team. While we are looking to appoint someone on a part-time basis. Your role will be to provide efficient, comprehensive and flexible administrative support services to facilitate the smooth running of a busy barristers’ Chambers based in Plymouth city centre. This is an exciting and fast paced role in a growing organisation. This is an opportunity to work in a rewarding and engaging area with prospects of career progression for the chosen candidate.

Devon Chambers was founded in the late 1970s and is a well-established, professional and progressive Barristers’ Chambers with 16 members undertaking criminal, family and civil work at all levels.

Your role will include the following:

  • Billing of cases for the family team.
  • Chasing aged debt for the family team.
  • General administrative duties to support Chambers and its members.

Essential requirements:
High level organisational skills
Excellent attention to detail
Customer service skills – face to face and over the telephone

Job Type: Part-time, Monday to Friday (1300hrs – 1800hrs)
Salary £16,000-£19,000 FTE pa (pro rata £10,000 - £11,875), depending upon skills and experience.

Please click here to apply.


Equal Opportunities

Devon Chambers is committed to ensuring Equal Opportunities to all and will not discriminate on any grounds.