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Pupillage details

One in London, 12 months, award currently £55,000

Application details

We aim to recruit our junior tenants from our pupils. We therefore look to offer pupillage to those candidates who have the potential to succeed as life-long tenants in Chambers. Applications are invited from candidates with a minimum 2.1 degree or equivalent. As part of the recruitment process, candidates are usually invited to spend a short period as mini-pupils in chambers. Outside the recruitment process, two day mini-pupillages are available on application.

Recruitment of pupils is undertaken through the Pupillage Gateway. The selection process will be carried out in London. Please indicate on your application form in which branch of Chambers you would like to do your pupillage.

Kelly Bond, describes the application process:

“There are two rounds of pupillage interviews. The first is a short panel interview focusing on a legal problem. The second is an assessed mini-pupillage lasting for three days. Two days are spent with different members of chambers. The other is set aside for the candidate to draft a written opinion.

Inevitably, this is an intense process. Nevertheless, I felt that it was a realistic and detailed assessment. Over the course of the two rounds, I was asked to demonstrate both written and oral reasoning, legal knowledge, research skills and practical awareness. I had been assessed by several members of chambers and had had two days to show my general attitude and approach to life as a pupil. Most importantly of all, I felt that if nothing else, I had at least been given a fair chance to prove myself.”

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