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2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings covers a mix of practice areas, with a predominant focus on family and criminal law. 

Chambers has an experienced clerking team, with our senior clerk now having over 30 years of experience. The clerks are friendly and approachable. Many members of chambers have a mixed practice, whilst others specialise in one area of law. Members are encouraged to work with the clerks to build a practice that works for them.

Chambers has a number of committees that members are encouraged to take part in, including pupillage, finance, marketing, equality and diversity, and chambers management.

Chambers has a voluntary mentoring scheme where a mentor is allocated to meet with their mentee at least a minimum of 4 times over the course of a year to offer advice, answer any questions and offer support around practice management.

Members of chambers are also encouraged to seek help and support when they need it, and chambers has practice area whatsapp groups to facilitate those conversations.

Chambers has a dedicated wellbeing officer, Kristina Hopper, and matters relating to wellbeing of barristers and clerks are regularly discussed by the Equality, Wellbeing and Diversity Committee.

Chambers’ expenses (including rent) are levied as a percentage of fees received and no fixed rent is payable.

Applying for tenancy

Chambers is currently accepting applications from prospective tenants.

For a confidential discussion about tenancy at 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings or to apply, please contact our Senior Clerk Stephen Lavell by emailing or telephoning 020 7936 2613.

Pupils and tenancy

12-month pupils and third-six pupils who attain the required standard in pupillage will be invited to apply for tenancy. There is no quota and no limit on the number of pupils who may be offered tenancy in any given year. There is plenty of work in both crime and family. 2 Dr Johnson’s creates an environment for pupils that is not competitive and we encourage pupils to spend time with their other pupil(s) .

Towards the end of their tenancy, pupil liaison officers will talk through the process of applying for tenancy with pupils and third-six pupils and help them to prepare their applications.

If you are looking for a 12-month pupillage, please see our pupillage page.

If you are looking for a third-six pupillage, please see our third-six pupillage page.

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