Junior Tenants – Health and Social Care (Court of Protection)

Cornerstone Barristers invites applications from ambitious junior practitioners to join our busy and expanding Health and Social Care Team.


Cornerstone Barristers has an established reputation as a leading Public Law set with over 60 members, providing high quality advice and representation in planning, housing, health and social care, licensing, property, information law, commercial and regulatory law. As a set, we pride ourselves both on the high-quality work that we deliver and on our supportive, collegiate atmosphere, which is fostered both by our members and our dedicated team of clerks and support staff.

Our Health and Welfare (Court of Protection) Team is ranked as a leading set in Chambers & Partners 2023 and our barristers are regularly instructed by the Office of the Public Guardian, the Official Solicitor, NHS bodies and many Local Authorities. The team is a popular and well-respected one and, as our client base continues to grow, we are looking to expand to manage demand.

We welcome applications from ambitious barristers with 2-5 years’ experience who can demonstrate strong intellectual ability, a proactive approach to practice development and a particular interest in developing a Court of Protection practice.  The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop their practice in Chambers’ other practice areas.


Applications should be made by letter and CV. These should be sent to the CEO by 5pm on Tuesday 7th March 2023. Please also complete and attach our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire.  This is used for monitoring purposes only and will not be used as part of our selection process.

The letter should set out:

  • The nature of your current practice.
  • Why you wish to join Cornerstone Barristers.
  • Why Cornerstone Barristers would benefit from your membership.

As part of your application please include three examples of recent, anonymous, written work.

For an informal and confidential discussion please contact Chambers CEO Clare Bello 020 7242 4986 (cbello@cornerstonebarristers.com).