Survey Results - Trainee feedback on St Mary’s Chambers

The lowdown - Pupils (in their own words) on St Mary’s Chambers

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

Why did you choose these chambers over any others? 

‘One of the best family law sets on the midland circuit offering specialist family law pupillage’ 

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

‘Treated with a lot of respect, worked fairly hard but not too hard’, ‘less advocacy training and no opportunity to observe silks, more opportunity to see a range of work from junior to more senior members’ 

What is the best thing about the chambers? 

‘Everyone at chambers is very friendly and provides a nurturing environment’, ‘flexibility around holidays and work life balance’ 

What is the worst thing about the chambers? 

‘The technology in our new conference rooms is not yet fully compatible with CVP (an online video hearing platform)’ 

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

‘Helping a member of chambers succeed in a case that had very limited prospects of success’, ‘being successful for a client in a difficult case’  

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

‘Getting locked in the court building after a hearing’, ‘late night finishes due to workload and the occasional “all-nighter”’