“Ely Place Chambers is ‘an excellent set’ with expertise across the board in civil law, and notable experience in employment, media, property and public law.”
Legal 500 2015
Ely Place welcomes applications from established practitioners whose areas of practice complement our own. In recent years we have successfully recruited at both silk and junior level and our clerks are experienced at managing the smooth transition of practices.
Chambers benefits from established relationships with a number of London’s best known solicitors and some of the largest regional firms. Our members enjoy strong and rewarding practices supported by our friendly and efficient team of clerks led by Richard Sheehan.
We work from newly renovated, well equipped and elegant Georgian premises in the heart of legal London that makes us one of closest chambers to the new Rolls Building and provides an excellent location for conferences.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and considered in accordance with our Equality and Diversity Policy. Enquiries can be made to Head of Chambers, William McCormick QC, Senior Clerk Richard Sheehan, or any other member of chambers.
Chambers has a longstanding policy of recruiting from its pupils. We look for pupils who have excellent communication skills as well as impressive academic records.
Ely Place welcomes applications for work experience from students who are considering a career at the Bar. We ask that you are already embarked upon a course of further or higher education.
Our one-week mini pupillage provides a mixture of work, both in court or tribunal (usually in the London area) and in conferences with clients. We also give you the opportunity to read and discuss paperwork relating to cases.
We do not offer assessed mini pupillages. That means you will not be tested or examined on what you have seen during the week you spend with us. Should you in due course wish to apply to Ely Place for a pupillage, we place no weight on whether or not you have completed a mini pupillage with us.
Mini pupils must sign our confidentiality agreement and must understand that they cannot discuss confidential details of the cases they see or read about outside Chambers. The barrister(s) you shadow will explain this to you further.
We may not be able to offer a mini pupillage to everyone who applies because we can only accommodate a certain number of mini pupils. However, we run and implement an equal opportunities mini pupillage policy. We ask anyone who wishes to apply for a mini pupillage to send in their CV and a short covering letter, explaining why they are interested in becoming a barrister and why they have chosen to apply to Ely Place for a mini pupillage, to Catherine Urquhart, either by email to email@example.com, or by post to Miss Urquhart at Ely Place Chambers, 13 Ely Place, London EC1N 6RY.
We are delighted to announce that following her third six month pupillage Beth Grossman has accepted an invitation to join Chambers. Beth will continue to develop her work across all of Chambers’ Practice Areas with particular emphasis on Media/Sport, Business Law and...read more
Following on from his decision in Barron v Collins and UKIP  EWHC 253 (QB), Warby J has ordered that UKIP pay £125,000 on account of the costs of the underlying libel action and £50,000 on account of the application that it be made liable for those costs. The...read more
Olympic Village Case: TCC declines to award summary judgment to enforce adjudication awards worth £1.2 million.
Jefford J has handed down judgment in the case of M Hart Construction Limited and another v Ideal Response Group Limited  EWHC 314 (TCC), a construction case concerning the circumstances in which a novation of contracts can be implied from a parties’ dealings...read more
Ely Place Chambers is pleased to announce that Michael Couling has taken up the position of Chambers Director in which he will work with Senior Clerk Richard Sheehan to develop Chambers’ business. Michael has over 30 years’ experience of the management of Magic Circle...read more