Survey Results - Trainee feedback on 11KBW

The lowdown - Pupils (in their own words) on 11KBW

We sent The Lex 100 Pupil Barrister survey to pupils and juniors up to two years in tenancy at 11KBW. Here is what they had to say:

Why did you choose these chambers over any others?

‘The culture felt very friendly and unpretentious’, ‘the quality of work is outstanding – varied, intellectually demanding, and well paid’

How does your training compare with what you hear from pupils at other chambers?

‘It is very heavily focused on assessed written work’, ‘incomparably better. Every piece of written work I completed was double marked, by two members of chambers, who both sat down with me to provide feedback’

What is the best thing about chambers?

‘The quality and range of work’, ‘the quality and variety of the work’

What is the worst thing about chambers?

‘In the post-pandemic world, lots of members almost never come into chambers. This means that social opportunities are limited’, ‘the building could probably do with a proper renovation’

What has been the best moment of your training to date?

‘Hearing my supervisor make submissions I had drafted in the Court of Appeal’, ‘writing a skeleton argument that was submitted, essentially unedited, to the Court of Appeal’

What has been the worst moment of your training to date?

‘Getting negative feedback on a piece of work that I had thought was good!’, ‘bombing a piece of work and then going through it in the feedback session afterwards’

How have you found the pro bono, or other CSR-related opportunities available within your chambers?

‘Chambers encourages pro bono work and has very good links with pro bono organisations, including FRU, pro bono connect, and Advocate’