Who we are

St Philips Chambers was formed in 1998 as the result of the merger of two long-established sets.  We quickly won a reputation for providing an excellent service to clients, being the only national set of Chambers to have won the Lawyer’s and Legal Business’ National Chambers of the Year Award. We have continued to build on that reputation, winning “Regional Set of the Year” in 2005, 2009 and 2014 and “Multi Disciplinary Set of the Year – UK” in 2013.  We are one of the largest sets in the country, and are known as a leading player at regional and national level, providing specialised services to a wide range of clients.  Many members of Chambers are highly recommended in guides such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Our position in state of the art facilities at the heart of Birmingham’s commercial centre, together with a forward-looking management structure, underlines St Philips’ continuing desire to remain on the front foot as legislative and competitive pressures increase.

St Philips also has Chambers in London and Leeds. This has enabled us to expand upon the first-class service we are renowned for, reinforcing our objective to make our exceptional team of barristers the first choice for clients nationally and internationally.

While a large set, our individual specialisations are focused around seven practice groups: Crime, Family, Chancery & Commercial, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence, Employment, Regulatory, Shipping, International Trade & Arbitration.

What we can offer you

We are looking for exceptional and well-rounded individuals with good intellectual ability and a practical approach to problem solving. We are more interested in your potential than your background.

Reflecting our clients’ increasing demand for expertise and excellence, St Philips now offers a range of specialist Pupillages, allowing each pupil to obtain detailed knowledge of their chosen field during their twelve month pupillage. We expect that this will give all of our junior tenants a solid foundation to develop a high-quality practice. But all pupils will still benefit from being part of a strong multidisciplinary set with an excellent reputation.

We will meet the costs of the courses which are compulsory during Pupillage.  Upon the satisfactory completion of the first six months, we provide you with your own copy of two substantial practice texts such as: Archbold; Civil Procedure Rules (“The White Book”), or the Family Court Practice (“The Red Book”).

Pupillage at St Philips is a unique and rewarding experience. We look forward to receiving your application.

Important information


The application process is now closed for 2017.


Offers of pupillage

Offers of Pupillage will be made in line with the Pupillage Gateway timetable for 2017.