The UK's largest National Pupillage Fair
The TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair takes place every year. It's the best opportunity for students looking for pupillage to meet representatives from chambers, course providers and other organisations essential to a successful career at the Bar.
- Talk to chambers’ pupils, tenants and members of pupillage committees and get all your answers to life at the Bar
- Talk to representatives from law schools and other course providers about all things course related
- Compare different sets and course providers to make the best career match
- Attend talks given by leading barristers about careers at the Bar – a chance to gain insights from among the best in the profession
- Find out how to finance your career at the Bar
- Pick up your must-read copy of the TARGETjobs Law Pupillages Handbook and, if you haven’t got a copy already, the leading sector-specific advice publication TARGETjobs Law.
It’s the only event of its kind and contains representatives from the broadest areas of practice.
To get the latest law-related news and details of pupillages, mini-pupillages and jobs in other areas of the legal profession, visit TARGETjobs Law
Thinking of exhibiting?
Exhibiting at the only national pupillage fair is the best way of meeting over 1,400 students. Contact Lee Frith on email or 01491 826262 for more information and stand prices.
Chambers, course providers and supporting organisations
Below is a list of the chambers, course providers and supporting organisations that will be attending the TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair 2016. We'll be keeping this list updated as more and more chambers sign up!
- 42 Bedford Row
- Blackstone Chambers
- BPP Law School
- Cardiff Law School
- Crown Office Chambers
- 5 Essex Court
- Five Paper
- Fountain Court Chambers
- Francis Taylor Building
- 1 Garden Court
- Goldsmith Chambers
- Harcourt Chambers
- Humphrey & Co
- Keating Chambers
- Landmark Chambers
- Lawyer in making
- Littleton Chambers
- Manchester Metropolitan University School of Law
- Matrix Chambers
- Northumbria University
- Nottingham Trent University
- 3 Paper Buildings
- Silver Levene LLP
- 5 St Andrew's Hill
- TARGETjobs Law
- Temple Garden Chambers
- 2 Temple Gardens
- The City Law School
- The University of Law
- University of the West of England
Talks programme 2016 − from leading professionals at the Bar
The TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair hosts a series of talks on careers at the Bar every year by practising barrister and BPTC course providers. Here’s what you can look forward to in 2016…
11.10 − 11.50
The BPTC: course and content
- BPP Law School
- The City Law School − Professor Stuart Sime
The BPTC: applications, money and getting experience
- The University of Law − Jacqueline Cheltenham
- Silver Levene LLP − Mason Bloom & Peter Grossmark
- Lawyer In The Making − Rebecca Morgan
12.00 − 12.40
- 5 Essex Court − Jonathan Dixey
- Cloisters − Tom Brown
- 11KBW − Rupert Paines
- 5 Essex Court − Catriona Hodge
- Francis Taylor Building − Charles Streeten
- Matrix Chambers − Eleanor Mitchell (pupil)
13.30 − 14.10
- Blackstone Chambers − Adam Baradon
- Keating Chambers − Lucy Garrett
- 3PB − Hugh Saunders
- 3PB − Charlotte Hadfield
- Goldsmith Chambers − Dr Anton van Dellen
- 5 Essex Court − Claire Palmer
14.20 − 15.00
- Goldsmith Chambers − Andrew Fitch-Holland
- 5 St Andrew's Hill − Benjamin Burge
- 5 St Andrew's Hill − Jaqueline Julyan SC
- Harcourt Chambers − Sara Granshaw
- 1 King's Bench Walk − Charlotte Hartley
How to make the most of your day
Before the TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair
- Pre-register to fast-track your entry and get to the chambers just that little bit quicker.
- Read TARGETjobs Law and explore the chambers’ detailed profiles on TARGETjobs Law, before clicking through to the individual websites of the chambers that interest you.
- Prepare some focused questions to ask representatives, such as how your career aspirations match the work of the set.
- Think about your sales pitch to each set. What attracts you to the set, what can you offer and what experience do you have in their specialist areas?
What to do when you arrive at the pupillage fair
- First, register, check in and pick up your fair programme and Pupillages Handbook. If you’ve pre-registered you’ll need to bring a copy of your confirmation e-mail, this e-mail will be sent to you a week before the event.
- Look through the programme to make sure you have time to fit in meeting exhibitors with hearing any talks that interest you.
At the pupillage fair
- Treat the TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair as a fact-finding mission rather than as a chance to give out your CV. Exhibitors are unlikely to want to collect CVs from everyone interested in pupillage at their chambers.
- Use the time to ask focused questions that tell you what you want to know but also create a good impression. Avoid questions about chambers’ areas of practice; you should already know this from your earlier preparation.
- Talk to the recent pupils as well as to members of pupillage committees: pupils and recent tenants are well placed to give you insights into the work and chambers’ culture.
- Note the names of any chambers’ representatives who you speak to – mentioning a name when explaining why you want to join the chambers is a nice touch in applications and interviews.
- Ditch your pre-conceptions. It’s fine to target sets you would like to join but keep your options open. The most fantastic opportunity for you might come from a set you had never previously considered.
More advice from the TARGETjobs Law team
- How to choose the right chambers to apply to
- Improve your chances of pupillage with advice from practising barristers
- Search for pupillage, mini-pupillage and other vacancies in the legal profession
- Visit TARGETjobs Law: barristers for application tips, views from barristers and more helpful hints
How to get there
On foot or by car
The Inn's main entrance for pedestrians and vehicles is a narrow archway located at the Chancery Lane end of High Holborn between the Cittie of Yorke pub and Rymans.
Chancery Lane (Central line) is the closest Underground station to the Inn. Use exit 1 and continue straight for about 80m to find the main entrance on your right.
To plan your journey click here
Farringdon station (National Rail and Underground (Hammersmith and City, Circle and District lines)) is a 9-11 minute walk away.
King's Cross station (National Rail and Underground (Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith and City, Circle and District lines)) is short taxi, bus ride or a 20-25 minute walk away.