Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Northampton Chambers

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

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

Why did you choose these chambers over any others? 

‘It is a very close knit and supportive set’ 

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

‘It excels’ 

What is the best thing about the chambers? 

‘Everyone is approachable and there is always someone able to help’, ‘it genuinely feels like an extended family’ 

What is the worst thing about the chambers? 

‘The expectation that you are to give all of your pupillage earnings back to chambers’, ‘that the HQ is in Northampton’ 

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

‘Doing mock hearings with senior members of chambers and getting personal feedback/training as a result’, ‘writing position statements’ 

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

‘Not getting as much work during the practising element of pupillage due to lockdown’, ‘grappling with the steep learning curve’