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Type of work undertaken

7KBW's practice areas are exclusively commercial and its members practise across the full breadth of commercial law. Practice areas cover the following: all aspects of insurance and reinsurance, shipping and transport, professional negligence, civil fraud, international trade and commodities, energy, oil and gas, agency, injunctions and arrests, shipbuilding, sale of goods, banking and financial services, aviation, construction and private international law. Most of 7KBW’s work has an international dimension. Members appear regularly in the Commercial Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Privy Council and in arbitrations. They also appear in court and arbitrations in a significant number of other jurisdictions including Singapore, Bermuda, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Application details

Applications should be made via the Pupillage Gateway 2018 season for pupillages commencing in September 2019. Deferred pupillages commencing in September 2020 will also be available but will only be offered in exceptional circumstances. 7KBW is looking for candidates with strong analytical and intellectual abilities. 7KBW does not typically interview candidates who do not have a first or a good upper second-class degree. Up to four funded pupillages per year are offered, with awards of £65,000 for 12 months. 7KBW is willing to advance up to £25,000 of the award on an interest-free basis for use during the BPTC year, on condition that any advance will be repaid if the pupil does not pass the BPTC exams or complete his or her pupillage. Two-day mini-pupillages are also available. Mini-pupillages do not include any formal assessments and completion of a mini-pupillage is not a prerequisite for applying for pupillage, but it is strongly encouraged. For information about how and when to apply, please refer to the website.

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