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36 Crime has a vacancy for a probationary tenant (3rd Six) to start immediately

11th September 2018

We are currently based in Bedford Row, London but will shortly be moving into impressive new premises at 4 Field Court, Grays Inn

Interviews will take place in September and October 2018


Our Work

36 Crime, the 36 Group's criminal law team, comprises more than 40 members, including 10 Queen’s Counsel and is serviced by a clerking team of six.

We prosecute and defend publicly and privately funded cases at all levels of criminal tribunal, from the Magistrates' Courts to the Supreme Court.

We have specialist counsel available for areas of work where the prosecuting body or defendant is better served by being represented by specialists. This ranges from cases involving the perpetration of serious offences on the ‘Dark Web’ and the Cybercrime phenomenon (particularly fraud and sexual offences) to Extradition, Trading Standards offences, Modern Slavery, Confiscations, Disciplinary and Regulatory work, Licensing and so on.

Chambers is based in London and we have a strong reputation for acting in cases in London and the South East. We also have a very well-established presence throughout the East and West Midlands and we have trial counsel in courts throughout these areas every day.

Please check out our website for more information on our members and their work


What Are We looking for?

We have always regarded our pupils and probationary tenants as our future and we seek to invest our time and resources to ensure they develop as fully as possible. Probationary tenants are always recruited with a view to offering them tenancy at the end of the 6 months if they satisfy our criteria.

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding barristers and who are actively involved in the development of the 36 Crime Team. We are keen to recruit bright, independently-minded people who are articulate, confident, and perceptive. You should be keen to learn, have the ability to get on with people, and be able to demonstrate common sense and good judgment. We value diversity and encourage creative and original thinking.

We have recruited via this route those who have previously been in-house and would encourage any applicant who is in this position to apply as well as those without tenancy in other chambers.


Probationary tenancy expectations

The probation period usually lasts six months.

You will have at least one named mentor from the 36 Crime team.

Our clerking team is supportive and proactive and you will be expected to communicate effectively with them to ensure that you and the team are getting the best out of the probationary tenant experience.

You will be expected to prosecute and defend in equal measure. The vast majority of your work will be in the crown court so a CPS grading should be applied for if not yet acquired.

We encourage those who wish to develop, alongside their core crime practice, complimentary areas such as cybercrime, extradition, disciplinary, regulatory or trading standards work

You will be expected to travel out of London regularly

You will be expected to participate in chambers events such as training sessions, marketing events and work and career development initiatives

Application Procedure

Please email a full CV and informative covering letter to

Please provide your mobile phone number in your covering letter

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and aim to select candidates solely on merit irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We will consider any reasonable adjustments needed to ensure that you can participate in our selection process fairly.

Any queries please feel free to contact us at