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Pupillage

Chambers is a long-established general common law set. Tenants undertake a variety of work within one or more of the three practice teams –criminal, family and civil.

Application details

Applicants should have a genuine interest in undertaking a common law pupillage. Pupils will usually have three supervisors during the year to give them the opportunity to see a variety of work. A 2:1 is required unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Pupillage details

5 Pump Court Chambers is a successful common law set of chambers with three main practice teams: Criminal, Civil and Family. We are a friendly set and aim to make pupillage an instructive and enjoyable experience in which our pupils will gain a strong grounding in each of these areas. To facilitate that, pupils will normally have three supervisors during the year.

We offer two 12 month pupillages with funding of £20,000 (£10,000 award in the first six + £10,000 guaranteed earnings in the second six) plus reasonable travelling expenses outside Zone 4 in the first six and payment for mandatory training. 

5 Pump Court Chambers is a successful common law set of chambers with three main practice teams: Criminal, Civil and Family. We are a friendly set and aim to make pupillage an instructive and enjoyable experience in which our pupils will gain a strong grounding in each of these areas. To facilitate that, pupils will normally have three supervisors during the year.

Chambers is a member of the Pupillage Gateway. For further information about how to apply for a twelve-month pupillage at 5 Pump Court Chambers, please visit our website.

Applicants should be aware that 5 Pump Court will only recruit those who can demonstrate a genuine desire to undertake pupillage in a common law chambers.

Third Six Pupillage

Vacancies for 3rd six pupillages will normally be advertised, however individual applications are considered as and when received.

Mini-Pupillage

A maximum of four one-week mini-pupillages will be offered each year and will take place during late June, July, August or September.

Applicants must be either an undergraduate or graduate.

The application form and equal opportunities monitoring form ;should be completed and submitted between the 1st January and the 31st January each year by post, accompanied by a covering letter and marked for the attention of Rebecca Foulkes.

Due to the volume of applications it is regretted that applications received outside this period will not be acknowledged or considered.

Successful applicants will be notified by the 31st March and allocated their mini-pupillage week.

A mini-pupillage is not a pre-requisite for pupillage but may assist a future application.

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