Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Gatehouse Chambers

The lowdown - Pupils (in their own words) on Gatehouse Chambers

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

Why did you choose these chambers over any others? 

‘Fields of work and culture’, ‘diversity’, ‘I really liked the mix of work, the opportunity to have a practising second six, and the emphasis placed on pupil training’, ‘strength in commercial and insolvency practice areas and inclusive environment’ 

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

‘Much more regular and detailed’, ‘I had a way better time training at Gatehouse than at my previous chambers’, ‘we receive more structured training. In the first six, this involved Civil Procedure Rules sessions three times a week, and in the run up to second six, we were walked through all of the different kinds of hearing we could appear in by junior members once a week’, ‘much better – full training in civil procedure and a series of training sessions before being on your feet in the types of cases you are likely to encounter in practice’ 

What is the best thing about the chambers? 

‘The culture’, ‘the people’, ‘supportive environment’ 

What is the worst thing about the chambers? 

‘The contributions and number of silks’, ‘a lot of members work from home since the pandemic’ 

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

‘Day-to-day support’, ‘winning my first hearing’