Nigel Bowen Chambers provides accommodation for one reader. The usual period of occupation is 12 months beginning in May of each year, at the end of the first Bar Practice Course of the year. The successful applicant will read with one member of Nigel Bowen Chambers and usually with a second tutor from other chambers. The Senior Clerk, Alistair Coyne, can assist a successful applicant in finding a tutor in the Chambers.

Applications for the reader’s room beginning May of each year, should be made in advance of the end of October two years immediately preceding. Applicants may be called for informal interviews and meetings with members of chambers during November and the successful applicant will be informed of their appointment shortly thereafter.

An application should include a detailed CV indicating the reader’s academic qualifications, legal experience and any other relevant work experience. Applications and general enquiries should be directed to the Senior Clerk,

In exceptional circumstances, an application may be considered at other times during the year. Again, enquiries should be directed to the Senior Clerk.

N.B. Due to the postponement of the May 2020 Readership course our next available Readership position will be from May 2023 and applications remain open until further notice.