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pupillage

Pupillage programme

We are offering one funded 12 month pupillage (to begin in September 2020) at our Birmingham 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

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 offices. Please note however that all travel expenses are met by the firm.

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 and business need.

Funding

All pupillages are funded (salaried) and are offered on a 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 11am on Friday 7 February 2020. Pupillage interviews will be held at our Birmingham office on Wednesday 19 February 2020. Candidates who achieve well at interview may also be offered the opportunity for employment as an assistant advocate at the firm in one or more of our regional offices.