Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Linenhall Chambers

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

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

Why did you choose these chambers over any others? 

‘The ethos of chambers and their approachability. The high quality of the clerks and the depth and breadth of the variety of work. The location is also ideal for me’ 

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

‘It compares positively, I have been greatly supported by both junior and senior tenants. During my first six I was given the opportunity to complete a noting brief which I know others have not had an opportunity to do’, ‘more favourably. No requirement to sit in chambers until 6pm rolls around. Chance to do drafting work early on’ 

What is the best thing about the chambers? 

‘The people’ 

What is the worst thing about the chambers? 

‘The building work!’, ‘not as many people there in person since Covid’ 

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

‘The senior criminal clerk specifically coming to me to deliver positive feedback from my first week on my feet’, ‘successful Crown Court trial’ 

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

‘A day in court where problems were out of my hands’, ‘my pupil supervisor moving to another chambers. Loss of mentor in chambers, particularly hard during the pandemic’ 

How have you found the pro bono and CSR-related activities available within your chambers? 

‘Really positive, chambers has encouraged me to do mentoring programmes and I have helped with a mock trial’