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Chambers generally offers pupillage to two people each year. During the 12-month pupillage, you will have the benefit of four pupil supervisors in succession. Your pupil supervisors will provide support and guidance to you throughout, ensuring that you understand not only the nuts and bolts of a barrister’s work, but also the ethical constraints which are such a distinctive feature of Chambers’ professional life. After six months pupillage you will be entitled to take on your own work. Your pupil supervisor will provide assistance in the preparation of briefs to ensure that your client receives the best possible service from you.

Who should apply

Applications are invited from candidates with a minimum 2.1 degree or equivalent. Littleton takes a considerably amount of care in choosing our pupils and prefers to recruit its tenants from persons who have completed a full 12 month pupillage with Chambers. We endeavour to take on pupils who not only have excellent academic skills, but who show a flair for advocacy, have the ability to understand practical commercial issues, and importantly, have the interpersonal skills to provide the qualities that are expected of the modern-day Bar. We operate an equal opportunities policy which is designed to support diversity in our pupillage recruitment process.

When and how to apply

Littleton is a member of the Pupillage Gateway. Offers are made in accordance with their timetable and where appropriate, in the academic year before bar finals.


An assesses mini pupillage forms part of our pupillage application process and mini pupillages are not offered outside of this process.


We believe that fair remuneration is important. Our pupils receive £67,500 pupillage award and they keep all second six earnings. It is possible to draw down some of this funding during the year of bar finals.

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