We are a popular, collegial Chambers with a strong policy of organic growth. We pride ourselves on our esteemed reputation and look forward to welcoming forward-thinking members of the Bar.
Our commitment is to recruit barristers with the highest expertise in our sectors. Many of our barristers have been with us since pupillage, fostering a strong environment built on support, diversity and commitment. Applications from other barristers with successful practices are also greatly encouraged.
As a progressive Chambers, our focus is to create a collaborative and encouraging culture with our team of experienced clerks on hand to provide support to all our tenants.
Evidence of excellence of thought, written work, advocacy and client service are the basic requirements for new members, but we also look for barristers with strong interpersonal skills and ambition. We are specifically interested in recruiting in the following sectors: Planning, Housing, Licensing and Health and Social Care/Court of Protection.
Tenancy – established practitioners
Applications should be made by letter and CV. These should be sent to the CEO. 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
- A printout of your last two years of fees and future diary commitments. These details will be shared only with the Senior Clerk, Head of Chambers, and the CEO
You may be invited to an informal initial meeting and then to a more formal interview. At the interview, you may be asked to supply at least two examples of recent, anonymous, written work. Applicants who are successful at that stage will be asked to meet further members of Chambers informally.
We are also keen to establish a panel of high-profile and respected Associate members, particularly from the academic world, to enhance the standing and reputation of Chambers as a leading public law set.
If you would like an informal and confidential discussion on any of the above or the opportunity of tenancy at Cornerstone Barristers, please call Clare Bello, Chief Executive on 020 7242 4986.