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Taking place this year in person at The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London, targetjobs is offering you the chance to attend the UK’s most established Pupillage Fair; meet chambers’ representatives, discover more about different sets and find the best match for you and your career.

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.

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Why attend?

  • 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

Event partners

Programme

11.10–11.50

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
11.10–11.50

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
12.00–12.40

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
12.00–12.40

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
1.30–2.10

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​
1.30–2.10

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
2.20–3.00

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

National Pupillage Fair

27 November 2021

10:30 - 15:00 | The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London