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.

Our next available Readership position will be from May 2025. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates interested in commencing practice in 2025 should apply no later than 19 January 2024.

Applicants may be called for informal interviews and meetings with members of chambers 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,