Outside of advertised vacancies we welcome speculative applications from barristers with established practices who are of wholly exceptional ability and quality and who share Chambers' core values. To initiate a confidential discussion, please email recruitment@doughtystreet.co.uk.


Doughty Street Chambers proudly enjoys a strong national and international brand and reputation for the fearless representation of clients in dispute with the State.  We now seek applications from new juniors to help to expand and develop our highly regarded immigration team.

Our immigration barristers offer a broad range of experience which allows us to provide a high-quality expert service to clients in asylum, human rights, business immigration and trafficking cases.  Team members appear regularly in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the FTT and Upper Tribunal, as well as in SIAC, the Administrative Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.  Members also work regularly in the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.  Most of the team are ranked in Chambers & Partners and in the Legal 500.  Team members have been involved in many of the leading European and domestic cases in immigration, asylum and trafficking law.

Across all of Chambers we strongly foster a multi-disciplinary approach to our work, and members of our immigration team work in related areas such as immigration detention, asylum support, age assessments and immigration-related crime.  Many of our practitioners have acquired experience in a range of disciplines.

If you are interested in joining a well-respected team of exceptionally able and creative lawyers, we would be pleased to hear from you.  We intend to recruit one junior of 5 years’ call or below.  Applicants should have a focus on acting for claimants and a demonstrable commitment to human rights. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following categories: (i) refugee and/or human rights law, (ii) deportation of offenders, (iii) business immigration or (iv) trafficking.

Applications will be treated in strictest confidence, and should be made by completing and submitting an application form (available by clicking here) by 5pm on 26th October 2020.  Should you wish to speak with us before making an application, please contact our Civil Senior Practice Manager, Sian Wilkins (s.wilkins@doughtystreet.co.uk) or our Secretariat and HR Executive, Isi Onwukwe-Anyadike (i.onwukwe-anyadike@doughtystreet.co.uk) to arrange a discussion. 


Doughty Street Chambers’ Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Team is a niche team of driven and innovative counsel undertaking complex and cutting-edge work, acting principally for individuals (including in group actions).  We are looking to recruit and expand. There is an immediate vacancy for a third six pupil within the team.

Members of the team have huge experience across the board in clinical negligence, personal injury, and product liability work, at home and internationally. We specialise in complex, interesting claims and appeals, working with high-quality solicitors equally committed to our work, and we seek to provide a comprehensive service in a wide spectrum of cases ranging from neonatal, spinal, brain injury and other catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents, to abuse work, and employment-related personal injury, including industrial disease and workplace injuries and fatalities. We regularly represent families at inquests, and different members of the team have acted for the claimants in many of the highest profile individual and group actions in recent years.  

We are looking for a friendly, innovative, thoughtful and hardworking, recently qualified barrister, who is committed to core Doughty Street values, and who wants to work with our similarly driven solicitors to represent people who need the advice, advocacy, and sense of empowerment which we seek to provide. There will be opportunities to undertake work with other healthcare teams in Chambers – in particular, the Court of Protection and Inquests & Inquiries teams, but the focus of the third six will be on development of individual and team practices in clinical negligence, personal injury, and product liability.

This third six pupillage will be with a view to joining either as a full permanent tenant or as a fixed term tenant (‘FTT’). This is likely to depend upon whether you have completed your pupillage with a clinical negligence or personal injury chambers or whether you have specialised in other areas during pupillage. FTTs are not distinguished from full members when presented to our clients and our FTT programme is designed to ensure that recently qualified barristers are given as much support, mentoring and development as possible at the start of their careers.  In addition, FTTs benefit from favourable rent arrangements, and have an opportunity to draw on hands-on guidance from senior members of chambers and the clerks in order to develop a sustainable and well-funded practice before they take on the additional responsibilities and financial commitments of full tenancy.

The third six pupillage will last up to 12 months to provide you with sufficient opportunity to demonstrate that you are able to satisfy the criteria for a full tenancy or a  FTT. However, if it is clear that you are ready to progress to a full tenancy earlier, you will be encouraged to do so.  All third six pupils have a guaranteed income of £20,000 per 6 months.

Please click here to complete the application form. Completed applications should be submitted to recruitment@doughtystreet.co.uk , by 5pm on Friday 30th October 2020. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 26th October 2020.

Please address any questions to our Team’s Practice Manager, Callum Stebbing (c.stebbing@doughtystreet.co.uk) or our Civil Senior Practice Manager, Sian Wilkins (s.wilkins@doughtystreet.co.uk). If you wish to speak to or meet with one of the members of the team to learn more about us or about the process, then Callum or Sian can also arrange this.