Staff Recruitment



Maitland is the leading set for commercial chancery barristers. Our members are consistently recognised for their excellence in commercial and all aspects of chancery practice, for the multi-specialist nature of their expertise, and for their commitment to the highest standards of advocacy.

Chambers offers its members a supportive working environment with high quality work before domestic courts, arbitral tribunals, and foreign courts. Chambers invites applications for tenancy from established practitioners of any level above 6 years’ call specialising in one or more of the areas in which members practise.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of outstanding achievement in practice, supported by appropriate references. To make a confidential application, or to speak on a confidential basis about making an application, please contact our tenancy committee at

Chambers welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. We recruit the best candidates, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, background, religion, physical ability, or sexual orientation.


Those accepted for mini-pupillage will spend one day in chambers (usually with junior members but sometimes also with KCs) attending court and conferences, and studying sets of papers.

There are a limited number of places available for mini-pupillage each year and these are confined to the court terms. They are always heavily over-subscribed, particularly between October and January. We find that mini-pupils obtain the most from the experience if they have completed at least a year of an undergraduate law degree or, for those converting to law, have started the GDL course at the point when they visit chambers.


Applications for mini-pupillage are considered three times a year, as follows:

Applications must be received by 4:00pm.

The application form is browser-based and we recommend that you prepare and save a draft application in Word (or similar), before copying across to the online application form for final submission. All sections marked with an asterix are compulsory. If you have any questions or issues regarding the form, please email Vicky Hanson.

By submitting your application via the form below, you are agreeing to provide us with your details for the use of a mini-pupillage application and to be notified of any pupillage-related events run by Maitland. Your details will not be used for any other purpose. If you do not wish for your details to be used in this way please inform Vicky Hanson. For your information, a copy of our current Privacy Statement can be found here.

Maitland Chambers operates an Equality and Diversity policy, further details of which can be found by clicking here. We therefore encourage applications for mini-pupillages from people from all sections of society.

Our mini-pupillages are unfunded, however, mini-pupils will be able to claim reasonable travel expenses on production of proof of the expense, up to a maximum of £50.

In addition, Lincoln's Inn offer a Mini Pupillage Grant Scheme and further details can be found on their website here.

Key Dates



Our continued success as a leading set of Chambers depends on our recruitment of the most talented people, the comprehensive training we give them during pupillage and the opportunities we offer them as junior tenants. We see every pupil as a prospective tenant; and ultimately, we hope, a future KC in Chambers.

There is no such thing as a “Maitland type”. We look for the qualities which we think are required to excel in our field of practice: a first-class mind; an aptitude for written and oral advocacy; good judgment; sound interpersonal skills; and a level temperament. We believe that those qualities are to be found in candidates from every background; and can be evidenced in many different ways.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of chambers and adopt a variety of techniques to achieve that objective, while maintaining the fair treatment of all candidates.

Please click here to download our Pupillage Brochure.

If you have any further questions, please contact Vicky Hanson (Pupillage & Administration Manager).