Cornerstone Barristers

About The Set

Cornerstone Barristers is a leading public law chambers that is based in London with additional branches in Birmingham and Cardiff.

The set’s members – among them 12 QCs and 40 juniors – specialise in areas right across the spectrum of public work, including development, infrastructure, government, leisure, health, social care, finance and energy.

Much of the work they do is high profile, with recent examples including the successful appeal against the closure of world-famous London nightclub Fabric, in which six members of Cornerstone’s licensing team were instructed. The set has also been active in recent legal challenges to fracking planning decisions.

Cornerstone is known for its commitment to corporate social responsibility, with a number its members serving as Free Representation Unit volunteers or Bar Pro Bono Unit panel members. Barristers at the set do an average of 50 hours pro bono each year.



1 June-31 August; 1 September-31 December 2017

Applications close: 30 April; 31 July 2017

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Key Info

Juniors 37
QCs 15
Pupillages 2
Oxbridge-educated new tenants* 3/5

*Figure is for the five most junior members of chambers; does not include postgraduate studies


Pupillage award £50,000
BPTC advance drawdown Available

Gender Diversity

Female juniors 30%
Female QCs 0%