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PUPILLAGE APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

Chartlands has now opened up its application process for Spring 2017 and Autumn 2017.

Applications are now being accepted (by way of CV and cover letter) for pupillage in Spring/early Summer, and for the Autumn. The respective deadlines for applications are: 21st April 2017 and 1st September 2017, with predicted start dates in June and November 2017.

Applications are welcomed by post or email, and should be addressed to The Recruitment Committee c/o Mr A Davies.


MISS JENNIFER MOLES NOW ACCEPTING INSTRUCTION

Chartlands is pleased to announce that Miss Jennifer Moles has successfully completed her first stage of pupillage, and can now be instructed for Family and Civil Law work.

Jennifer has begun to act for clients in Children, Finance, and Domestic Violence cases, as well as personal injury and road traffic cases. Her second stage of pupillage continues until the end of July 2017.

For further information, please contact the Clerks.


NEW PUPIL FOR CHARTLANDS

Chartlands is pleased to welcome Miss Jennifer Moles on board as our new pupil.

Jennifer has experience working as a County Court advocate, as well as working at the local authority and in solicitors' offices.

Jennifer's pupil supervisor will be Mr Waqas Rashid. We look forward to working with Jennifer over the next twelve months of her pupillage.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Clerks for any further information.


VICTORIA WESTWOOD LEAVES FOR PASTURES NEW

Chartlands is sorry to announce that Miss Victoria Westwood has now left Chambers to begin a new life in Yorkshire, close to the family home. We wish her every success in her future life and career. Victoria will however return to Northampton soon to complete on-going work.

If we can assist with further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerks.


FAMILY LAW TEAM RECRUITMENT

Chartlands is currently seeking to recruit members for its very busy Family Law team.

Applications are sought from counsel in full practice, as well as from those seeking 3rd six pupillage.

Our practice has a busy workload of Public Law proceedings, as well as Private Law children, domestic violence, and financial provision cases.

We undertake work for local authorities, guardians, parents and other family members.

If you would be interested in joining the team, please write or email in confidence to: Andrew Davies, Senior Clerk, at the address below, or at andrew@chartlands-chambers.co.uk

For any further information, please also contact the Senior Clerk by telephone or email.

Applications by 31/10/15 if possible.


NEW CLERK FOR CHARTLANDS

Chartlands is pleased to announce that Miss Anneka Freeland has joined the clerking team, and will be working with the other clerks in the running and marketing of Chambers.

Anneka comes to Chartlands with a wealth of legal experience, having worked for several local law firms, and having had regular communication with our Chambers over several years.

Her recruitment helps to strengthen the support team, and to manage the very busy workload at the practice.

For more information, or to speak with Anneka or the other clerks, please see contact details below.


PART TIME CLERK / ADMIN ASSISTANT REQUIRED

Chartlands is currently seeking to employ a part time Clerk/admin assistant to join our busy Clerks' room with the running of Chambers.

The post is for 2 – 3 days a week (negotiable), with terms to be discussed at interview. Previous legal environment experience would be useful, but is not essential.

If you would like to discuss the position informally, please contact the Senior Clerk - Andrew Davies – by telephone or email.

Application, by way of CV and covering letter, should be made to The Senior Clerk, by either email (andrew@chartlands-chambers.co.uk) or by post (at the usual address).

Applications will be treated in strictest confidence, and should be received by the close of business on 27th March 2015.

Chartlands Chambers is committed to equal opportunities, and operates regulation approved equality and diversity policies.


PUPILLAGE 2015

Chartlands is currently accepting applications for 12 month pupillage, to commence this autumn. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2015. For more detail, please see the Pupillage page of this web site.


Chartlands new pupil – Miss Harminder Kaur

Chartlands is pleased to announce that our new pupil – Miss Harminder Kaur – will be starting with us on 13 October 2014.

Harminder will begin a twelve month pupillage which will focus on Family, Civil, and Immigration work. She joins us with considerable experience of working in Chambers and Solicitor firms following qualification and call to the Bar.

Please contact the clerks for further information.

Applications can now be accepted for Autumn 2015 pupillage (see About Us – Pupillage page).


CHARTLANDS AT THE NORTHAMPTON FAMILY JUSTICE BOARD CONFERENCE 23 JANUARY 2015

Joint Head of Chambers Mrs Joy Pinkham will present an afternoon workshop on Private Law updates at the conference in Northampton.

The Conference, to be attended by Judges and local legal professionals, will focus on the various aspects of Family Law and the future of representation.

Copies of the notes from Mrs Pinkham's workshop will be available on request following the conference. Please contact the Clerks in this regard.


Chartlands supports Kidsaid seminar

Chartlands is delighted to support the 'Catching children before they fall too far' seminar, being run by the Kidsaidcharity. The free seminar is to be held at The University of Northampton, on Thursday 9th October (see flyer below). Booking is essential.


Elizabeth Lince returns to practice

Chartlands is pleased to announce that Miss Elizabeth Lince returns from maternity leave on 23 April 2014, and will be available to conduct Family and Civil Law work from that date. Elizabeth's return will help strengthen and develop the areas of practice teams, and will be welcomed by many solicitors who instructed her regularly before her leave. For further information or to book Miss Lince, please contact the clerks.


New Tenant for Chartlands

Chartlands is delighted to announce that Miss Victoria Westwood has accepted an invitation to become a full tenant with us following successful completion of her pupillage.

Victoria will be available to advise and represent in all forms of Family and Civil Law work, having previous gained several years' experience as a county court advocate before commencing pupillage.

For further information, or to instruct Victoria, please contact Chambers by telephone or email.


Applications welcome

Chartlands welcomes applications from transferring tenants or those seeking a 3rd six pupillage, to join our busy Family and Civil teams.

Please submit applications by post or email to: Andrew Davies, Recruitment Committee, at the usual address (as below).


Pupillage applications

Chartlands is now accepting applications for pupillage to commence in Autumn 2014.

Applications by way of CV and covering letter, should be sent to the Recruitment Committee at Chambers' address.

Deadline for applications is 31 May 2014.


Public Access Update

Legal Aid update

Please note: Chartlands is now able to accept instruction from those who are or may be entitled to Public Funding (Legal Aid) but choose not to take this up.

Unfortunately, if, however, you are already in receipt of Legal Aid, we are not permitted to work for you on a Public/Direct Access basis.

A free initial discussion with counsel is now available for Public/Direct Access cases, allowing potential clients to outline what help they are looking for, and for the barrister to assess whether the case can be taken on. Costs estimates are usually given after the initial discussions with a barrister.

See the 'Public Access Work' page on this web site for more details. Enquiries can be made via the 'Contact' page, or by email or telephone.

Areas of law covered by Public Access at Chartlands:

  • All areas of Family Law (including contact, residence, parental responsibility, leaving jurisdiction, domestic violence, financial provision).
  • Immigration and Asylum including help with applications, representation at appeal hearings, Human Rights issues.