Third Six Vacancies

Vacancy for 1+ Third Six Pupillage in Immigration Law

Chambers requires at least one third six pupil to take on an excess of work in immigration law. Work in criminal law may also be available by mutual agreement. Third six pupils are encouraged to bring in their own work and to build relationships with Chambers’ instructing solicitors. Previous experience in immigration law is essential.

Third six pupils should expect to be in the tribunal regularly, and to undertake written work for solicitors and devilling for Members of Chambers.

The majority of our work is publicly funded, but the erosion of legal aid, particularly in immigration law, means that a considerable amount of privately funded work is also available.


Third six pupils will be expected to receive fees from their own cases. In the event that their fees (excluding expenses and VAT) received drop below £1,000 in any month they will be topped up to £1,000 by Chambers. Third six pupils do not pay rent to Chambers.

If necessary Chambers can advance travel costs on hearings outside of Zone 1-6.

Third six pupils will never be requested to carry out work as a favour, on legal aid applications without remuneration, or devilling for a Member without remuneration.

Application Process

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and vacancies will be filled as the opportunity arises.

Applications for third six pupillages shall be by way of a CV and a covering letter. The covering letter should be word processed, no more than 2 pages A4, at least 12 point Times New Roman or Arial, with page margins of at least 2.5cm (although reasonable adjustments may, by agreement, be made for disabled applicants) explaining why the applicant is suitable for third six pupillage at Mansfield Chambers. It should be submitted to [email protected]

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews will take place in Chambers, with 2-3 Members interviewing, plus the equality and diversity officer in attendance. All candidates will be made aware of the results as soon as possible after the conclusion of the interviews.

Reasonable Adjustments

Please contact [email protected] if you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process, by reason of disability or any other protected characteristic.  Mansfield Chambers is committed to equality of outcome and operates a non-discriminatory recruitment process.