From time to time we will consider applications to join Chambers from existing practitioners. More information is available below.



12KBW is a large and long-established civil chambers, with a modern, forward thinking approach which is responsive to the changing legal services environment.  We have been recognised for many years as leaders in our core fields of practice, particularly personal injury and industrial disease.

12KBW offers a national service to our major defendant and insurance clients, as well as to the leading claimant solicitors, providing opportunities for barristers based around England and Wales, rather than just in London.  We currently have barristers based throughout England and Wales, in all Circuit areas.

We are therefore keen to receive applications from high-calibre members of the Bar with established practices who can add to the strength and depth of our existing team of barristers, and from more junior barristers who can demonstrate they have the real potential to build successful practices in our core areas of expertise.

As well as the normal routes of pupillage (including third-six pupillage) and tenancy, 12KBW also welcomes applications for door tenancies, particularly from barristers based primarily outside London.  More senior barristers can benefit from our access to national work, rather than purely regional-based work, and 12KBW can assist the development of their practice through membership of our well-regarded and established London-based set.  More junior barristers with personal injury expertise are in a position to accept instructions from our clients in their local area, while retaining the potential to develop their practices further in the future.

12KBW offers real expertise, advice and guidance, providing an excellent foundation for your practice.  In particular, our size and reputation within the personal injury and industrial disease sectors give tenants the opportunity to enhance their practice in these specialist areas – an opportunity which many chambers cannot easily provide.

Applications for tenancy or door tenancy should be made in writing to Paul Russell QC, 12KBW’s Head of Chambers, and should enclose a CV and any supporting documents relating to their practice that will assist with the consideration of the application. Such applications will be dealt with confidentially.