The targetjobs National Pupillage Fair will be attended by some of the UK’s leading chambers, as well as course providers and Bar associations, and promises to be as popular as ever.
- Meet with and speak to a variety of chambers and course providers Have your questions answered to discover what life as a barrister is really like
- Listen to a programme of talks covering key topics, giving you the chance to gain insights from amongst the best in the profession Find out how to finance your career at the Bar
- Gain an exclusive, behind the scenes look at one of the Inns of Court
Lecture theatre - The Bar Course – sponsored talk
Clare Wardell, barrister and head of faculty at BPP University Law School, one of the leading Bar course providers, will discuss what factors candidates need to consider when choosing their Bar course provider. There will also be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
- BPP – Clare Wardell
Room 8 - Funding your career at the Bar
Find out how to obtain funding while qualifying for a career at the Bar and get tips and advice from a partner at a certified chartered accounting firm on how to manage taxes and expenses as a self-employed junior barrister.
- Jackie Streat – Silver Levene
Lecture theatre - Commercial law
Join this talk to hear from commercial law barristers about the work that they do and life in chambers, as well as to get some tips on what skills and qualities make a great commercial barrister.
- Blackstone Chambers – Emma Dixon
- One Essex Court – Michael Kotrly
- Keating Chambers – Lucy Garrett QC
Room 8 - Family law
Join this talk to hear from family law barristers about the work that they do and life in chambers, as well as to get some tips on what skills and qualities make a great family law barrister.
- Harcourt Chambers – Alison Williams
- 3PB – Ségolène Lapeyre
- QEB – TBC
Lecture theatre - Volunteering for the Free Representation Unit (FRU)
The Free Representation Unit provides representation in social security and employment tribunals for those who cannot afford to represent themselves. Volunteering for FRU can mean that you get real-life advocacy experience even before you obtain pupillage. Find out what a commitment to volunteering entails and how you could get involved.
- FRU – Heloise Ramage-Hayes, volunteer advocate
- FRU – Helen Moizer, assistant legal officer
Room 8 - Be yourself at the Bar – diversity and perspectives on coming to the Bar
This talk aims to debunk some of the myths behind who really goes to the Bar. Join us to hear stories and perspectives that contravene the stereotypes.
- Keating Chambers – Sarah Williams
Lecture theatre - Tips and tricks from students on the Bar course
Join this session for a live Q&A with current students on the City Law School’s Bar course to get unique insights and tips about the professional qualification.
- City Law School
What else do you need to know
Where is the fair being held?
The fair is being held at The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, where the nearest tube stations are Holborn or Chancery Lane. Please enter via the main entrance which is located on the south east corner of Lincoln's Inn Fields. We do recommend using public transport to get to the fair as parking is very limited and can be expensive.
What is your Covid-19 policy?
The targetjobs National Pupillage Fair is planning a safe return. Our commitment is to ensure the event is as safe as possible, working in and above the lines of legal expectation, with the co-operation of all who attend. Everyone who attends the event is being encouraged to be either double vaccinated or for people that haven’t been vaccinated to have taken a negative lateral flow test before attending. At the venue there will be one-way systems in process and whilst mask wearing is no longer mandatory, we are asking that you respect other attendees who may wish to adopt a more cautious approach.
How do I know which chambers, course providers and supporting organisations will be at the fair?
Keep visiting the the website where new exhibitors will be added.
How do I find out about the talks programme?
The targetjobs National Pupillage Fair hosts a series of talks on careers at the Bar every year. The talks programme is always very popular and spaces are limited so make sure you arrive early. If you don’t manage to see any of the talks, don’t worry; they will be available online after the fair on our YouTube channel. You do not need to pre-book to attend these talks, just arrive early and look out for signs on the day saying where these will be held. Full schedule to be announced soon!
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Please bring a copy of your confirmation email from Eventbrite. A pen and a notebook, as this is your chance to get as much information as possible. Be sure to write down as much as you can. You are more than welcome to bring copies of your CV along to the fair, but please bear in mind that stand representatives are not there to advise you on layout or content.
Will refreshments be available?
There will not be refreshments available at Lincoln's Inn, however there are a number of places nearby to grab a drink or snack.
What should I wear?
There is no specific dress code, but we would recommend that you dress to impress; after all, you could be meeting a future employer at the fair.
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