Survey Results - Trainee feedback on 1GC | Family Law

The lowdown - Pupils (in their own words) on 1GC | Family Law

We sent The Lex 100 Pupil Barrister survey to pupils and juniors up to two years in tenancy at 1GC | Family Law. Here is what they had to say:

Why did you choose these chambers over any others?

‘Strong reputation, comprehensive family law practice, very good mini-pupillage experience’

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

‘Training is primarily via supervisors and assessments. In my view it would be helpful to have some more traditional training methodologies used’

What is the best thing about the chambers?

‘People are incredibly positive and supportive’

What is the worst thing about the chambers?

‘A few very traditional attitudes and expectations floating around chambers’

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

‘Preparing and doing my own cases with the opportunity to talk it through with my supervisor before and after’

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

‘Working through a few weekends’

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

‘Advocate is well supported in chambers and there are ad-hoc requests for other pro bono work’