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Careers

Located in Gray’s Inn, 5 Essex Chambers is a highly professional, forward-thinking and successful set with high-calibre counsel.

Tenancy

5 Essex Chambers welcomes applications for tenancy from talented barristers with a commitment to excellent client service at all levels of seniority.

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Pupillage

We want to hear from exceptional candidates committed to establishing a successful practice within Chambers.

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Mini-Pupillage

Chambers offers mini pupillages we via three initiatives aimed at improving access at the Bar.

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Inside Five

5 Essex Chambers is delighted to announce ‘Inside Five’, a series of online open evenings designed to give you an insight into the pupillage process and life at a top-tier Chambers.

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Staff

5 Essex Chambers has a dedicated team of staff, including a highly regarded clerking team, who support the smooth running of Chambers as well as the practices of individual barristers.

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A day in the life

A Day in the Life of a Pupil

Edmund Garnett was a pupil in 2021 and was offered tenancy in 2022.

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Life as a Junior Barrister

Zander Goss is a junior member of Chambers.

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Pupil Life

Jack Palmer and Paige Jones commenced their 12 months pupillage at 5 Essex Chambers in September 2022.

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Why 5 Essex Chambers?

Located in Gray’s Inn, 5 Essex Chambers is a highly professional, forward-thinking and successful set with high-calibre counsel.

We are ranked in the major legal directories, notably as a top tier set for Police Law and Inquests and Inquiries, and a number of our members are ranked in their respective areas of expertise. A high proportion of our members are appointed on the Attorney General’s Panels.

We place significant emphasis on teamwork and camaraderie, both among members and staff, and believe we provide an environment where everyone works well together and can flourish. We expect our people to be committed and proactive and contribute to the success of Chambers, but we also recognise the importance of well-being and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Down-to-earth, approachable and reliable, we have established excellent relations with clients, many of whom have instructed chambers for years. We pride ourselves in providing excellent advocacy, advice and client care. Combining the benefits of modern technology and business practice with traditional clerking skills and qualities, our strong and well established administrative team ensures a first-class service to members and clients alike.

A number of our members are not based in London – and our clients are located all over England and Wales – so there is no pre-requisite when it comes to location. In fact, it could be a benefit to chambers and our clients having members based locally.

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