Join the team at Cornwall Street Barristers

Criminal Team Opportunities

Our Crime Team is looking for junior tenants (under 5 years’ call) with high potential, whatever their background to join our team based in Birmingham.

Due to current circumstances, there are opportunities for ambitious criminal barristers to take on work at a greatly accelerated rate. Our pupils are taking on increasing amounts of Crown Court work with the support of their supervisors and tenants of just a few years’ call are successfully appearing in the Court of Appeal and being led in serious cases.

We offer a highly competitive, all-inclusive rent structure with no buy-ins or similar penalties. We offer probationary tenancies for more junior recruits (all of whom in recent years have gone on to become full members) as well as accelerated full membership for more established practitioners.

All applications by way of a CV and covering letter should be sent to our Senior Practice Manager, Matt Fleming at m.fleming@cornwallstreet.co.uk.

Why join us

We are a unique, forward-thinking set with over 70 Barristers practising across the country in four key areas of law; Crime, Civil (including Employment), Family and Regulatory. The services we provide are tailored to your needs, allowing you to work remotely or from one of our offices located in Birmingham, Oxford, Maidstone and London.

We are renowned for assisting our Members in building and maintaining successful practices through personal and professional support from other Members of Chambers through our mentor program and through the provision of excellent clerking, business development and administration services. We have a proven record of guiding Counsel in their respective aspirations to either Silk or Judicial Appointments.

The fees we charge Members is exceptionally competitive and the benefits listed below, and more, are included in the fees we charge whereas at other sets they aren’t. We are also committed to ensuring our fees remain as low as possible.


Support Staff

Experienced and supportive clerking staff to guide practice development and assist in managing your diary and case management

Desk Space

Use of designated desk space within Chambers at no extra charge should you require it

Conference Rooms

Use of a number of Conference rooms with video link technology that connect to any type of platform

Library Resources

Access to both onsite and online resources (including books) with Westlaw and Lexis and Practical Law

Accounts Support & Credit Control

 Dedicated and experienced fees clerking, billing and receipt assistance including managing your age debt and credit control


Online Case Management

Access to your own online case management system to manage your caseload which integrates with your Microsoft 365 account


GDPR Compliance

Fully GDPR Compliant document storage solutions available on site and online

Your Own Direct Dial

Your own dedicated direct dial should you require it accessible from anywhere thanks to call forwarding capabilities


Indemnity Assistance

Assistance with renewing your insurance with Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund to ensure the level of cover you require is sufficient

IT Support

Comprehensive technology assistance

Microsoft 365 Subscription

Microsoft 365 subscription including online Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint

Business Email Account

Your own dedicated Cornwall Street business email account.

VAT Assistance

Support staff to assist with your Making Tax Digital VAT return through your own dedicated Xero account

Website & Marketing Facilities

Support from our Marketing team to build and support your profile online and with Legal 500 and Chambers Partners Submissions

Apply today

If you are interested in joining Chambers and would like to have a confidential discussion about the competitive rates we charge and the excellent benefits members receive, please contact Matt Fleming, Senior Practice Manager on either 0121 233 7500 or m.fleming@cornwallstreet.co.uk. CV and covering letter applications should also be sent to Matt Fleming at this address.

Cornwall Street Barristers operates an equal opportunities policy.