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

Immigration Team

One Pump Court is expanding in order to further cement our position as a leader in the immigration field. We welcome applications from practitioners with a commitment to the One Pump Court ethos to join our highly respected Immigration Team.

Applications are encouraged from practitioners with established appellant-focussed practices who are able to demonstrate high standards of excellence and experience in the higher courts or substantial advisory practices.

As well as the application form, Applicants are asked to provide (i) a payment summary for the last 12 months; (ii) aged debt report; and (iii) diary report for the 12 months up to 31 March 2020.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications will be shortlisted on 2 June 2020. Applications may be considered after this date if vacancies remain.

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.

Due to our present workload, we invite application for 3rd six pupils as we seek to expand our busy team.


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.

Please find below downloadable application forms

Third Six vacancy