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Temple Garden Chambers places great importance on the recruitment of the highest calibre barristers who value integrity and excellence. We welcome applications to join us from established practitioners or those seeking pupillage.

Chambers wishes to ensure that we are able to recruit, develop and retain the most talented barristers, pupils and staff to our chambers. We value the diversity of backgrounds, skills and experiences found in our chambers, and actively promote an inclusive culture where all our members of staff are able to flourish.

We are strongly committed to ensuring that pupils, tenants and members of staff are selected without discrimination.

For further information on mini-pupillage, pupillage and tenancy applications please click on the menu to the left.


Freelance Bar librarian sought for part time role

Chambers are looking to engage the services of a self-employed librarian with experience of working in or with Chambers/Inns of Court libraries to assist in the maintenance of the Chambers library.

The library is relatively modest and is spread around a small number of buildings/floors. The role would include ordering and processing new books or publications, shelving items, removing old items from stock, tidying the library shelves, advising  chambers on new purchases, dealing with invoices, updating the online library catalogue, as well as some loose-leaf updating.

As the work is freelance, there are no set days/hours in which to carry out the tasks as long as the library is kept up to date and in good order, and the work is done while chambers is staffed. The work would probably require an average of about 1-2 hours per week. It may well suit someone with other commitments around which this work could be accommodated.  Rates are to be discussed with interested candidates and will depend on experience.

If interested, please contact Gaye Spencer-King at with CV/summary of experience and details of your freelance rates.

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Coronavirus Update 6 July 2020

TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

Telephoning us

When calling our switchboard number, it will be diverted to a member of the clerking team who will be able to assist in the usual way. All direct dials in Chambers are diverted to be answered remotely.

Emailing us & Sending Instructions

Please send all instructions via email directly to We would be grateful if this could be sent in an orderly fashion to enable working from a screen manageable. We are able to receive hard copy instructions via DX or Post, if necessary. However, we have a preference for electronic documents wherever possible.

Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via phone or email.

Conferences, Joint Settlement Meetings & Mediations

Conferences, meetings and mediations will take place remotely, either by telephone or video until further notice. Group Telephone calls and video calls can be easily arranged. If an in-person meeting is felt necessary please see our Covid-19 Information page for full criteria.

Court Hearings

We are following the Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with that advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. In-Person hearings will be accommodated by members of TGC. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Making a payment

If you do not already pay us by BACS, going forward please make arrangements to do so. Please contact the clerks who can supply you with the relevant BACS details.

If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.