Littleton Chambers

About The Set

A first-rate set in the fields of employment and commercial law, Littleton has a highly-regarded roster of QCs and up-and-coming junior talent. Operating from a deceptively quaint corner of the Temple, Littleton is one of the bar's more modern sets, with a senior management team running chambers business and members regularly appearing in the media to discuss high profile cases.

Littleton is also well-known for its specialisms in commercial fraud, financial services and insurance, disciplinary and regulatory, sports law, injunctions, mediation and arbitration.

What The Junior Barristers Say

Littleton Chambers splits its pupillage, training contract-style, into four parts, with pupils rotating between different supervisors every three months.

“It means that pupils are immersed in the work of different barristers working across chambers’ specialisms, particularly in employment and commercial litigation,” says Ashley Cukier, a junior barrister at Littleton and a member of the set’s pupillage committee.

Typical work for Littleton rookies includes drafting pleadings, legal research and attending conferences with their supervisors. This pretty quickly morphs, during the second-six, into appearing in court. “The opportunity to get on your feet in court is one of the big attractions of being a junior barrister here,” adds Cukier. “Very quickly you are doing real cases in employment tribunals or the County Courts and insolvency courts. That’s a massive opportunity for our pupils which might not always be available at other sets, where young barristers may not see a court door for some time.”

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Deadlines

Pupillage

Applications open: January 2018

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Key Info

Juniors 44
QCs 12
Pupillages 2
Oxbridge-educated new tenants* 4/5

*Applies to the five most junior members of chambers; excludes postgraduate studies

Money

Pupillage award £67,500
BPTC advance drawdown £15,000

Gender Diversity

Female juniors 23%
Female QCs 8%