Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC.
Our barristers are dedicated to providing the best in client care – a friendly approach combined with first class advocacy and specialist advice. Our clerks are skilled in helping to identify the right barrister for each case and pride themselves on efficiency which is second to none.
With video conferencing facilities and in-house IT support, we are at the forefront in dealing with case handling in the digital age.
Our experienced immigration team provides specialist representation and advice in relation to all aspects of asylum under the Refugee Convention, including deportation and visa applications for students, entrepreneurs, visitors etc. under the Immigration Rules, as well as all aspects of appeals under the EEA Regulations.
Our specialist regulatory team is made up of members who appear before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council, the General Dental Council and mental health tribunals.
"renowned for excellence"
"well prepared, demonstrating complete mastery of the case at hand"
“highly regarded, talented and committed barristers”
"Dedicated barristers with an eye for detail"
"An innovative, energetic and approachable set focused on bringing a fresh approach to legal services"
Chambers has a strong commitment to equality of opportunity for all and welcomes applications from people from all sections of society, regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or religion.
If you are an established practitioner looking to move to Chambers with forward thinking colleagues and first class administrative support, then you may wish to apply for a tenancy with us. Chambers offers an exciting, and highly competitive flat rate percentage. To discuss this further, please contact our Head of Recruitment, Sophie Shotton or one of the clerks , tel: 020 7842 1919.
All approaches are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
We are currently inviting applications for third six pupillage to start immediately. We practice nationally, but pupils can expect to work primarily in London and the South East, and to be in court every day.
We are a friendly set and possess a firm commitment to equal opportunities. Pupils can expect to participate fully in Chambers life.
Applications for Third Six Pupillage to be submitted by email with a covering letter and CV to Helen Dawson (Secretary to the Pupillage Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org, marked for the attention of ‘Third Six Pupillage’.
All applications will be treated in strict confidence and in accordance with the Bar Council’s Equality & Diversity Rules.
What we offer
We offer a first class pupillage which provides pupils with the breadth and depth of experience needed for a successful career at the Criminal Bar. We pride ourselves on ensuring that pupils are well supervised and supported throughout their pupillage and we have an excellent track record of recruiting tenants from those who complete pupillage with us.
Pupillage at 15 New Bridge Street is divided into four periods of three months, each of which is spent with a different supervisor. You will be expected to produce work for other members of Chambers throughout the year and you will receive in-house advocacy training and formal feedback at the conclusion of each three-month period.
We are looking for the brightest graduates from any university to fill our pupillage places, but we do not exclude anyone purely on the basis of their class of degree. We look for personality, all-round ability and commitment as well as considering your academic record. We are an equal opportunities employer.
The pupillage award for 2020 is currently £18, 436 but pupils should expect this to increase during pupillage in accordance with the London Living Wage as prescribed by the Bar Standards Board. This is by way of a grant of £9, 218 for the first non-practising six months and guaranteed earnings of £9, 218 during the second practising six months.
In addition, Chambers pays for the continuing education courses which a pupil is required to undertake during pupillage and travel outside of London.
How to apply
All 12-month pupillages are offered by way of a non-gateway application form, which can be downloaded using the link below.
Applications should be submitted to email@example.com.
The closing date for the 2020 pupillage applications is 28 February 2019.