We are always keen to discuss opportunities with established practitioners wishing to join chambers. Each year East Anglian Chambers offers up to two funded 12 month pupillages. We also offer mini-pupillages and occasionally have vacancies in our clerks’ room.

Established Practitioners
We are happy to consider applications from barristers of more than five years call as, from time to time, we have vacancies in some practice areas. If you are interested in joining East Anglian Chambers then, in the first instance please contact our Senior Clerk Fraser McLaren for an informal and confidential discussion or by telephone on 01473 214481.

12-Month Funded Pupillages
On this scheme each pupil receives an award of £9,000 in their first six and a guaranteed fee income of at least £9,000 in their second six. We would expect applicants to have a commitment to the fields in which members practise. Pupils are allocated to pupil supervisors on the basis of their interests, whether in crime, civil or family work, but pupillages are organised so as to give pupils experience in all areas.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th February 2021 for entry in autumn 2021, with interviews for short-listed candidates taking place in April 2021.

The initial screening and shortlisting of applications for interview in April 2021 has now taken place.  If you have not been contacted by us to offer an interview by 4:00pm 19/03/2021 then we regret that your application has not been successful.

  • The selection process is detailed here
  • The application form may be downloaded here
  • The selection criteria are set out here

If you have any queries or problems accessing the documentation please contact Head of Administration, Yvonne May telephone 01473 346137 (or via the Contact feature on this site).

Please note that although we have premises across the region, all applications are considered by our Pupillage Committee centrally and you should therefore submit just one application.

We offer a scheme of non-assessed mini-pupillages to those interested in a career at the Bar and/or with chambers. For more information on how to apply and details of eligibility criteria, please see the Mini Pupillage Policy here. 

Applications and enquiries should be sent by email to for the attention of Jonathan Hasson.

Applications by newly qualified barristers
Third six pupillages no longer exist, but opportunities exist for those without an established practice from time to time throughout the year – particularly for criminal work, although there may be opportunities in other areas as well. If interested you should in the first instance contact Yvonne May or send a CV with covering letter to her at our Ipswich address.

Equality & Diversity
East Anglian Chambers is totally committed to its policy of equality of opportunity and diversity and is keen to encourage applications from individuals from ethnic minority groups or who may have a disability. If you have a disability, are concerned about accessibility issues and are contemplating applying to join chambers then please contact Yvonne May to discuss your concerns.