Working With Us

We invite applications from new and established practitioners to join each of our practice groups to meet demand for our services across practice disciplines.

Dere Street Barristers values independence, industry and integrity. We particularly welcome applicants from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Reasons to apply

Busy, highly-regarded, practice teams operating across a broad range of disciplines.

A large, experienced, staff led by Head Clerk Phil Paxton, with dedicated clerks working across our premises and the region: in all –

4 civil / employment clerks

5 criminal clerks

6 family clerks

1 business development and regulatory clerk, and

Junior clerks

Effective administration and a sound financial base.

Contributions to expenses

a fixed percentage for all members

recovered only on receipts and with no minimum payment or standing order

no contributions to chambers’ expenses during parental leave and a phased return to work to suit your needs

no charges are raised on sitting fees

Premises in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and York

Members own our York premises – there is an option, but no obligation, to acquire a shares in those premises for less than £5,000 (payable by instalments)

A supportive professional environment

proactive practice development

nurturing of specialist interests

our own Mentoring and Judicial Mentoring schemes

an established track record of members gaining fee paid and full-time judicial appointments, and Silk

Our commitment to high standards of service, a collegiate working environment, social responsibility and diversity.

Please address applications for tenancy to John Elvidge KC, Head of Chambers.