Careers

"It is as far removed from a stuffy set of chambers as is possible."
Chambers UK 

Formed in 1971 in central Bristol, Guildhall is renowned for consistently attracting high level complex instructions; and recognised for excellence in three key areas: advice, advocacy and client service.

Our members and staff are essential to our continued success and it is therefore important to us that we continue to invest in our people to always ensure we retain our collegiate culture and high standards of service for ourselves and our clients.

Why work for us?

Guildhall Chambers is one of the UK's leading barrister sets and was awarded "Best Regional Set" by Chambers and Partners in 2017.

We offer the following:

  • A focus on specialisation, quality and client care
  • Consistent tier one rankings in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500
  • We embrace a modern by collegiate approach to working
  • One of the few sets to hold a Certificate of Recognition for Wellbeing at the bar

In addition, Bristol offers a fantastic way of life and was voted best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2017.

Barristers

Our growth and success has been due in no small part to the care we take in recruiting our pupils and in selecting experienced barristers to join our teams.

We are always keen to meet with and talk to successful practitioners who are considering a move away from London or simply a change of chambers.

If you fall into either of these categories please contact Christy Farrer on 0117 930 9000.

Barrister vacancies

We currently have a number of barrister vacancies:

 

Employment and Discrimination Team:

  • Established tenant of up to 10 years' call
  • Third six pupil

For details, please click here

 

Property and Estates Team:

Due to a vacancy arising within our busy Property and Estates team, we invite applications for tenancy from established practitioners of 10 – 20 years’ call. 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate intellectual ability, excellent communication/advocacy skills, and an ability to work under pressure, as well as flexibility of thinking, sound judgment and good interpersonal skills.  Candidates should also demonstrate marketplace awareness and a clear commitment to a specialist practice in Bristol with the Property and Estates team. 

Applicants should send a CV, including names of referees, and covering letter to our head of chambers Anna Vigars anna.vigars@guildhallchambers.co.uk. The covering letter should demonstrate why you are applying for the opportunity and provide evidence of the skills identified in the recruitment criteria above. 

If you would like to discuss the opportunity further, please email our team leader, matthew.wales@guildhallchambers.co.uk, who will be happy to discuss any enquiries in confidence. 

Our selection process aims to be rigorous and fair, and to comply with the BSB Handbook and Pupillage Handbook, and the Bar Council’s Fair Recruitment Guide. We select on the basis of ability and potential alone, without regard to disability, gender, race, age, sexual orientation or religious or political affiliation.  Applications will be treated in confidence.

Deadline for applications: 21st December 2018.

 

Public Law and Court of Protection Team:

Guildhall Chambers is seeking to recruit enthusiastic practitioners to its Public Law and Court of Protection Team.

Due to high demand and an ever-expanding workload, Guildhall seeks applications from Public Law and Court of Protection specialists to join its dynamic and growing team.

As a set, Guildhall prides itself on providing expert advocacy and advice in all aspects of Public Law and Court of Protection. Chambers welcomes applicants who would complement this positive work ethic and add to Chambers' existing strengths.

Guildhall is one of the UK's leading sets and was voted 'Best Regional Set' by Chambers and Partners in 2017, as well as being shortlisted for Chambers of the Year by The Lawyer in 2018.

If you wish to discuss a potential application in confidence, please contact Brendon Moorhouse.

Guildhall Chambers is an equal opportunities employer and complies with the Equality and Diversity Code. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.