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Pupillage

Type of work undertaken

Five Paper has five specialist practice teams: Commercial, Property, Employment, Business Immigration and Regulatory, and Family (matrimonial finance and property).

We consider that it is vital that pupils receive a thorough, practical training, but also enjoy their pupillage. Pupils will be supervised by four pupillage supervisors, and can expect to experience at least two of Chambers’ practice areas. Pupils will frequently undertake advocacy on their own account during their second six-months of pupillage, and can expect a wide variety and significant amount of work. All second-six earnings are retained by our pupils, in addition to their grant.

Application details

Five Paper is committed to the principle of equal opportunities for all. In order to encourage all able candidates to apply for pupillage at Five Paper, we operate an anonymous and university-blind recruitment process.

Candidates are expected to have achieved at least a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree, unless the candidate displays exceptional personal achievement or motivation. Candidates should also evidence relevant experience of, or interest in Five Paper’s practice areas, intellectual ability and analytical skills, strong communication and advocacy skills, interpersonal skills, and compliance with Five Paper’s values. Chambers’ Pupillage Selection Policy and Pupillage Selection Criteria are available on Five Paper’s website. Candidates should consider those documents carefully when completing their application for pupillage, as they set out the basis of our assessment of candidates during the paper sift and at interview.

Chambers is not a member of the Pupillage Gateway, and applications for pupillage should be made on Five Paper’s application form. Candidates should refer to our website for further information on how and when to apply. Applications should be made by email to pupillage@fivepaper.com.

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