St John’s Chambers welcomes applications for tenancy from barristers, at all levels of Call, regardless of background, gender or race.

Junior Tenants

St John’s Chambers’ junior tenants can expect a mixture of led and unled work at the beginning of their career. We encourage a diverse caseload to begin with, encouraging individuals to undertake as much advocacy work as possible in their first few years of practice. Junior tenants can expect responsibility for their own cases from early on and we fully support them as they develop a practice to suit their preferences and personal commitments. Barristers with under 5 years of Call need to demonstrate commitment and potential to develop a practice with us or to show exceptional experience in a specialist area of law.

Experienced Tenants

St John’s Chambers is always interested to speak with established practitioners with a proven track record of a successful practice in one of our areas of work.

Tenants can expect an exceptional and supportive service from our professional clerking team with the opportunity to develop a long and successful career with a leading South West set.

Any approach is treated in the strictest confidence. We consider applications by way of a covering letter addressed in the first instance to Derek Jenkins, Chief Executive at St John’s chambers. You should enclose a CV, documents relating to your practice, and any other information that will assist with consideration of the application.

If you are a barrister or solicitor interested in joining St John’s Chambers, please contact Derek Jenkins, our CEO, for an informal discussion on 0117 923 4711 or email [email protected].

For anyone else interested in joining St John’s Chambers please contact Isabelle Mills, our Office Manager on 0117 923 4717 or email [email protected].

We are based in modern offices in Central Bristol, located near the city’s historic harbour and nearby major road and rail links. Please see our about us page for further information.

St John’s Chambers has a policy of active expansion. Applications are always considered from high calibre barristers with established practices.