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pupillage

Pupillage programme

We are offering one funded 12 month pupillage (to begin May 2018) at our Nottingham office. The pupil will be allocated one pupil supervisor for the whole of the period who is responsible for the pupil’s overall education and training. For further details click here for our pupillage policy.

Areas of work

Predominantly personal injury and clinical negligence lead, Browne Jacobson work for some of the major insurance companies, local authorities and government bodies, dealing with group litigation and catastrophic injuries through to relatively minor claims arising out of employers’ liability, public liability and road traffic claims. Our road traffic specialists also have a dedicated credit hire and fraud team.

Our civil advocacy team also specialises in regulatory work, in the fields of health, education, surveying, fire and the corporate sector. We are instructed with conduct of a number of high profile inquests for health organisations and government bodies. We have a strong health and safety expertise, and frequently appear at inquests and inquiries arising out of public, health and company related deaths. We have recently been instructed in respect to the Grenfell tower fire public inquiry. We also have a specialist costs team, who advise and deal with the costs of litigation dealt with by the firm on behalf of our clients.

The pupillage is offered within our insurance sector of the business and will encapsulate work from the dedicated specialist teams within that sector, with a particular focus civil, regulatory and public law. The firm has 3 eligible barristers trained as Pupil Supervisors, together with a further 6 employed barristers whose workload both appearing in court and providing office-based advisory work is split 50:50.

Our team of employed barristers and in-house advocates regularly appear before senior courts and tribunals across England and Wales and may be required to develop specialisms in any of the areas of law mentioned above. As part of the pupillage travel nationally may be required, as well as to our Birmingham and Manchester offices. Please note however that all travel expenses are also met by the firm in addition to the 12 month pupillage award.

All pupillages offered by Browne Jacobson are with a view to permanent employment as a qualified barrister within the firm at the end of the pupillage, subject to individual performance during the 12 month period and business need.

Funding

All pupillages are funded (salaried) and are offered on a 12-month fixed-term contract basis. We will also cover the cost of compulsory pupillage courses.

How and when to apply

Apply online at www.brownejacobsoncareers.com by Friday 13 October 2017. Pupillage interviews will be held at our Nottingham office on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Candidates who achieve well at interview may also be offered the opportunity for employment as an Assistant Advocate role at the firm, to commence with immediate effect in November 2017.