Probationary Tenancies (formerly known as Third Six Pupillages)

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is one of the largest sets in the country. We have developed a reputation for breaking new ground and for being a forward-thinking set. 

We invite applications for 12-month probationary tenancies (with guaranteed minimum billings of £50,000) from those who are about to complete or have recently completed pupillage. Offers will be made with a view to full tenancy. The following groups are currently recruiting for Probationary Tenancies;

  • Business and Property

  • Crime

  • Employment

  • Family

  • Planning and Environment

  • Regulatory

You can now read our Probationary Tenancies Brochure online. Click the link below to read more.


All applications should be accompanied by a CV which includes the following:

  • Details of your main areas of existing practice and who instructs you in these areas;

  • Names of solicitors or other referrers of work who we are able to approach in confidence to obtain a reference;

  • An indication of the areas in which you would wish your practice to develop and how you would propose to develop your practice in those areas.

Applications will be considered in confidence.  They should be sent by email to

Equal Opportunities 

No5 Barristers' Chambers is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We have an Equality Policy that supports the initiatives of the Bar Council in ensuring the equal treatment of pupils, tenants, and staff regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age or physical disability.