Samuel Griffith Chambers recognises the importance of supporting those starting out at the Bar. We show that support by encouraging prospective readers to apply to the Floor where we have made available a space to accommodate two readers.
We have two readers’ desks in our library which ensures that the readers have their own space but are encouraged to interact with their more experienced colleagues. The space includes a cupboard for robes.
We generally accept one reader each course, depending on the quality of the applicants and this means the readers will usually overlap.
Chambers welcomes expression of interest from prospective readers who intend to undertake the Bar Practice Course in 2024. Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2023. Chambers is no longer accepting applications for 2022 or 2023.
The criteria in determining applications includes:
An applicant should have at least one tutor on the Floor.
Prospective readers will be invited to attend an interview prior to their application being submitted to the Floor for a decision.
The position as a reader in Samuel Griffith Chambers is available for twelve months and is designed to coincide with the barrister’s time as a reader.
If a room is available for sale at the completion of their course, they may make an application to purchase a room. All applications must be approved by the Floor members.
Letters of interest and CVs may be forwarded to the Clerk to be submitted to the Directors for their consideration.
The Chambers website is samuelgriffithchambers.com.au