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8th February 2022

36 Crime are recruiting Probationary Tenants

36 Crime is inviting applications for Probationary Tenancies.

Over the last 5 years 36 Crime has successfully recruited 7 of its current tenants via this route.  We are again seeking individuals who have experience of practising in the criminal courts; and who are able to demonstrate a real talent for advocacy and the determination and potential to excel at the Bar.

Our crime team has 50+ members including 8 silks. They are supported by a team of 6 clerks. The successful candidate(s) will be joining our under 7 years call team which currently comprises of 10 members, all of whom practises predominantly in the crown court and act for both prosecution and defence. As well as general crime our members also work in related areas such as business crime, cybercrime, regulatory law, health and safety, consumer/trading standards and inquests and inquiries. 36 Crime are therefore able to offer successful probationary tenants the opportunity to diversify into related areas of work in the future.

Probationary tenants can expect:

A probationary tenancy of 6 months’ duration. You will be invited to apply for tenancy in month 5

A mentor who will assist with your ongoing training, development, and wellbeing

A “buddy” from within the under 7-year call team who will support you every step of the way

Inclusion in all training, work development and marketing opportunities undertaken by the Team

Clerks who work with you to ensure you develop a suitably challenging practice whilst providing our clients with the level of service they have come to expect from 36 Crime team members

To be in the Crown Court most days

No Saturday rota

Our most recent probationary tenant to tenant members would be happy to confidentially speak to you about their experiences as a probationary tenant at 36 Crime and how their practices have developed since joining the 36 Crime team. Please feel free to contact Arthur Kendrick, Michael Haggar or Preetika Mathur for a confidential chat. Contact details can be found on our website

To apply please email your cv and a covering letter to our Practice Manager, Michelle Simpson She is very happy to answer any questions you may have before applying.

Please include in your letter:

An overview of what you have been doing over the last 12-18 months

How you would like to see your practice develop over the next 12 months

What attributes you think you would bring to our team

Interviews will take place via zoom or in-person over the next 3 weeks.

Further information

For more information from the crime team, contact