We want our pupils to succeed in pupillage and beyond. The early years of practice as a tenant at 4 Pump Court are exciting and rewarding.

‘The set prides itself as being “a truly happy ship” and being collegiate in nature. “All doors are genuinely open and there is always someone willing to chat through a problem or bounce ideas with,” one tenant explains, while another tells us that support for more juniors in building their practices comes from a “raft of policies and initiatives to assist people to develop their practice in the way they want.’ – Legal Cheek

The transition from being a pupil at 4 Pump Court to being a tenant is a smooth one: the culture at 4 Pump Court is friendly and welcoming, and, moreover, you will already have started doing your own work in your second six.

We take practical steps to make the transition as easy as possible. We operate a mentoring scheme which allows all new tenants (up to 5 years call) to have advice, guidance and information from a senior member of chambers and to have access to a dedicated clerk mentor. Junior tenants typically share rooms for the first and second year, which allows them to discuss points of law or practice with each other on an ad hoc basis. Junior tenants are exposed to work across all areas of Chambers’ expertise, from technology to shipping, and will get opportunities to meet and socialise with solicitor clients. About 50% of chambers’ work is international in nature and junior tenants have opportunities to take part in this from the outset. Our junior tenants have had a head start in building up their CV and client base from their second six work, and are encouraged and supported in expanding their own practices from their earliest days in tenancy.

So far as financial considerations are concerned, we believe that junior tenants are well-placed at 4 Pump Court. Tenants at 4 Pump Court do not pay any room rent and they only pay chambers contributions on earnings actually received. We expect that junior tenants will bill between £100,000 and £200,000 in their first year of practice.

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Call: +44 (0) 20 7842 5555

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