Join Chapman’s List

Join our diverse and vibrant list!

Our progressive mindset and engagement-focused initiatives set us apart from more traditional lists – our
goal is to be a vibrant alternative where everyone wins.

Chapman’s List Barristers welcomes applications from both new readers and established members of counsel.

You can apply to join the List by submitting your CV via the Application form or calling Chris Chapman on +61 439 365 666 for a confidential conversation. You can also drop into our office at 525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Why choose Chapman’s?

Joining our List, you will have access to Clerks who are:

·             Invested in you – we learn who you are at an individual level – including your
professional and personal drivers.

·             Dynamic and contemporary – we ensure this List is modern, forward thinking and has a
growth mindset – both in relation to ideas and people.

·             Knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging – we help you identify, set and
achieve your professional goals.

·             Collegiate and affable – we facilitate an environment of shared success and encourage
Barristers to build the trust and confidence necessary to refer and rely on
each other.

·             Flexible, empathetic and accommodating – we support our Barristers by
managing your schedules around your unique pressures and personal commitments,
including life events.

·             Organised, reliable and efficient – we take care of the operational
aspects of your practice so you can practice the law, maximise your time, and
develop skills beyond your legal expertise.

·             Connected and respected – we leverage our professional networks to connect our

         Barristers with contacts and the appropriate resources to help them succeed.

Reader Intake

The Victorian Bar has two intakes of Readers per year and Chapman’s List Barristers welcomes applications to join the List for all areas of practice.  The List can also provide introductions to a wealth of experienced “Senior Juniors” as mentors for new Readers. 

Our Clerks are expert in assisting new barristers establish their careers at the bar and in supporting them to continue to develop their practice in the years ahead.

Application Form

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    The guidelines for September 2024 Readers are set by the Victorian Bar.

    To apply as a reader to the List, please upload your CV, Cover Letter and any other materials using the form on this page and in accordance with the current guidelines.
    Chris Chapman and Kate Dugan

    Established Counsel

    Chapman’s List welcomes applications to join the List by established members of counsel.

    Please upload your CV using the form on this page. Alternatively, drop by the office or call Chris Chapman for a confidential chat about your options.

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