Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Great James Street Chambers

The lowdown - Pupils (in their own words) on Great James Street Chambers

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

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

‘My training is centred around pupil growth and development. Chambers want me to develop rather than to simply help other members of chambers with their work. I am given a lot of responsibility and I am respected. As a result, I think that I am developing and learning much more’ 

What is the best thing about the chambers? 

‘Chambers are extremely inclusive and forward thinking. A “family environment” is encouraged and that permeates through all aspects of chambers life’ 

What is the worst thing about the chambers? 

‘I find it difficult to meet members of chambers as a result of our being a virtual set’ 

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

‘Shadowing my pupil supervisor on a long case in the Crown Court. He has included me in everything along the way’ 

How do you find the pro bono and CSR-related activities at the chambers? 

‘Fantastic. A number of members of chambers are heavily involved in community work and other pro bono activities. I myself have given monthly criminal law updates and taken part in mock trials pro bono’