As self-employed barristers, we do not have the structure or facilities to comply with any regulatory, health or safety or other administrative requirements of local education authority or school, college or academy work experience schemes and, therefore, do not offer "work experience".

However, we are able to offer school, academy or college pupils of ability in state or private sector secondary education, who are interested in a career at the Bar, to “shadow” one of our barristers for a day.

You would accompany a barrister in Chambers or to court or a conference so that you can observe something of a barrister’s day to day working life. In return, we would expect you to present and conduct yourself in an appropriate and professional manner.

During the period of work shadowing, all reasonable expenses would be met. In exceptional cases of need, reimbursement of travel expenses would also be considered. Please email the Senior Clerk should you wish to seek reimbursement of expenses.

Criteria for offer of shadowing at Ropewalk Chambers

Please note that shadowing places are strictly limited. As such, please take care when completing the form.

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