One Pump Court welcomes applications from excellent advocates who share our ethos. All applications are dealt with in the strictest confidence.  All practice areas are recruiting, with more detailed information set out below.

If you would like to discuss anything prior to any application please do not hesitate to contact our Senior Clerk, Ian Burrow, via email  Enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Applications for tenancy should be made via the application form and be directed to Ian Burrow at

Inquest Team

We are currently welcoming applications from established practitioners with a practice in inquests/ inquiries, and/or claims against police or public authorities, who have a commitment to the One Pump Court ethos.

Crime and Prison Law Team

Are you a criminal barrister returning from parental leave, or with caring responsibilities?
Looking for a more flexible approach to work?
Want to diversify your practice?
Or simply looking for a fresh start?

The Crime and Prison Law Team at One Pump Court welcomes applications from suitably experienced individuals to join our outstanding team.

At One Pump Court we take a radical approach to the issues facing our clients, staff and members, including the logistics of balancing a court-based practice with caring and other commitments outside the workplace.

Our Crime and Prison Law Team offers cooperative support for those wishing to undertake paperwork to complement their court appearances, as well as opportunities for practitioners wanting to pursue a more traditional criminal defence practice.

We offer a lively, inclusive environment with flexible working practices and excellent fee collection by our dedicated fees clerks.

Housing, Property and Social Welfare Team

We are looking for talented, passionate and driven barristers wishing to join our renowned Housing, Property and Social Welfare teams.

Practitioners of all levels, with high standards of excellence and a commitment to the One Pump Court ethos, should apply.

Family Team

One Pump Court are currently looking to recruit Family Tenants at all levels.

The Family Team has built an excellent reputation as childcare practitioners dedicated to the representation of children, parents and wider family members. We also have a specialist finance team with extensive experience of litigation involving matrimonial finances, cohabitation and inheritance.


The Mini Pupillage scheme at One Pump Court runs from June until September. Applicants over 18 at the time of their placement are asked to apply in November by sending a covering letter and a brief CV by email to Abby Greensmith at They are asked to advise if there are any dates that they need to avoid and which areas of law they are interested in.

Applications are dealt in date order of receipt on a ‘first come – first served’ basis. Places are then allocated in December for the following summer. Due to heavy demands the placements are for one week.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we have not been able to work under normal circumstances and therefore have not hosted any Mini Pupillages this past summer.

Our Mini Pupillage schedule for this summer, will commence instead for 2021. Therefore, we ask that all applications will be taken in November as normal for the summer of 2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for understanding.

Please do not hesitate to contact Abby at if you have any queries.

Please find below downloadable application forms

Third Six vacancy