Zenith Chambers are offering two pupillages:

  1. Family law pupillage to commence in September 2018; 
  2. Common law pupillage to commence in September 2019. 

In the 2017/2018 pupillage application round, Zenith Chambers will be using an electronic form. Please click on the below link to access the pupillage application form. 


All applications must be completed using the online application form. 

The deadline for applications is 4pm on 5 January 2018. Any applications received after this date will NOT be considered.

Zenith Chambers is one of the largest sets on the North Eastern Circuit and home to many highly experienced barristers, all of whom take responsibility for providing guidance and a high quality pupillage to talented lawyers.

Both pupillages will last for a period of 12 months, during which time pupils can expect to have two different supervisors. 

Chambers aims to ensure that our pupillages are varied and interesting and also that communication between pupils and other members of Chambers is as productive and instructive as possible. 

Pupillage offers are based on a combination of academic merit and success at interview. Success at the short first interview gives candidates the opportunity to attend a second interview where you will be expected to answer questions in more depth and give a short advocacy exercise to a panel. 

The pupillage award will be £15,000 (£7,000 award in the first six months and guaranteed minimum earnings of £8,000 in the second six months). 

The decision regarding tenancy is made by Chambers. All applications from eligible prospective pupils will be considered. Decisions regarding tenancy are usually made in August following the pupillage year.



Due to a significant increase of work in all our practice areas, Zenith Chambers is inviting applications from Practitioners across all levels of call to continue with the growth and development of Chambers and to meet this increasing quality workload. 

In particular, we would welcome applications for the following:  

Family Law 

  • Mid-Senior level Finance practitioners 
  • Public Law - Private Law and Court of Protection practitioners of all levels, including Third Six pupils 

Civil Law 

  • Junior practitioners up to 3 years Call and Third Six pupils 

Criminal Law 

  • Crime practitioners at any Call, in particular mid-level counsel and junior (2 – 5 years Call) 

Why join Zenith?  

  • Zenith was named ‘Chambers of the Year’ in the 2016 Yorkshire Legal Awards
  • We are renowned for our friendly and client focused approach 
  • Chambers has over 75% of members on approved Panels for specialist areas of work 
  • A set renowned for its quality of advocacy 
  • Top-class clerking 

All applications to be treated in the strictest confidence – please send your CV and covering letter to our Chief Executive -

Simon Coatsworth:

October 2017


Mini Pupillage

Zenith Chambers offers non-assessed work experience for a one week period. This is commonly known as a Mini Pupillage. During this time you will shadow a member of Chambers both at Court and in conferences, giving you a taste of what life would be like as a Barrister. We are unable to consider any applications from those of school age.

Applications for a mini-pupillage must be received in any given year by 31st October. If you are interested in a mini-pupillage please write to either Nathaniel Garner or Peter Yates at our Chambers with:

  • your CV

  • a covering letter  

  • details of your availability during the mini pupillage year you are applying for

Applications must be in writing. Any applications sent by email will NOT be considered.

All applicants will be told by email by the 19th December whether they have been successful or not.


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Legal 500 (2013)

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Chambers & Partners (2015)