Readership for newly admitted barristers of the NSW Bar.
2 Selborne offers readership positions for 12 month periods, commensurate with the NSW Bar requirements, commencing at the end of the bar practice course.
Readers of 2 Selborne are offered accommodation for the duration of their readership at a substantial discount in Floor fees, either in our dedicated ‘reader’s room’ or sharing one of two ‘hot-desks’ with door-tenants, all of whom are welcome to also use a member’s room, when not required by the member. For at least 24 months after satisfactory completion of readership, readers are ‘pre-approved’ to continue on the Floor as a door-tenant, if a room is not available for purchase or license. As readership position are limited and competitive, applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the intended start dates.
Successful applicants are encouraged to have at least one tutor on the Floor, while another tutor or tutors may be in a different chambers.
Applications should be addressed to our Clerk and include a covering letter, current CV, contact details of any referees, and if relevant, academic transcripts, along with specification of the intended date of commencement at the Bar, any tutors already secured or assistance requested in securing a tutor and whether accommodation in the reader’s room or at a ‘hot-desk’ is sought.