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Cayman Placement Scheme - Information for Trainees

Cayman Trainee Placement Scheme: 2017

Student applications for places commencing before 31 December 2018

The Chancery Bar Association, the Cayman Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association are pleased to announce that applications by Caymanian articled clerks for placements in Chancery Chambers in England and Wales commencing before 31 December 2018, will open to students on 8 November 2017.

The Chambers who are members of the Scheme are set out below:

20 Essex Street
5 Stone Buildings
Erskine Chambers
4 New Square
Maitland Chambers
New Square Chambers
No 5 Chambers

Quadrant Chambers
Radcliffe Chambers

Selborne Chambers

Serle Court

Ten Old Square
Three Stone
XXIV Old Buildings

The placements are governed by the terms of the Framework Agreement entered into by the above Associations and Society in May 2014.   Student’s attention is particularly drawn to paragraphs to 10 to 23 (inclusive).

Cayman articled clerks may apply to up to 3 sets of chambers for a 12 week placement.  Each application should be completed on a separate form and all forms returned, completed and scanned, by e-mail to admin@chba.org.uk.  Forms must be received by 5pm (GMT) on Friday 24 November.  The Form that is used should be that found at the top of this page.

Applicants are also asked to complete and send in with their application(s) a Diversity Monitoring Form (again found above) though this is not compulsory.

Offers by Chambers will be made by 5pm (GMT) on 1 December 2017 and must remain open for acceptance until 5pm (GMT) on 8 December 2017.

Acceptances must be notified to Chambers and the ChBA by 5pm (GMT) on 8 December 2017.

If necessary, a clearing process will then operate to try to match any unsuccessful applicants with Chambers.

Any acceptances under the Scheme will be subject to the agreement of the ChBA and the Legal Advisory Council of Cayman.

Anticipated Timetable (subject to change)

2017/18 Timetable

for places commencing before 31st December 2018

The proposed timetable is as follows (but subject to change):

  • Cayman Trainee Applications open 8 November 2017
  • Cayman Trainee Applications close 24 November 2017
  • Offers from UK Chambers to Cayman Trainees by 1 December 2017 (offers to be open until 8 December 2017)
  • Acceptances by Cayman Trainees by 8 December 2017
  • Clearing process: 8 December to 15 December 2017