Attracting highly able and committed individuals to pupillage plays a major part in our strategy for the future. Our pupillage programme is well planned and structured and we have an excellent record of recruiting from our pupils.
12 Month Pupils - We offer a £40,000 Package
Each pupil will receive £40,000 by way of award and guaranteed minimum receipts, which includes a BVC award of £8,000 available on application.
As a pupil, you will spend 3 periods of 4 months with different pupil supervisors. You will gain good all round exposure to the different types of work undertaken by Chambers. We believe a balanced pupillage is essential and that specialisation should only take place after a few years' experience.
You will be assessed regularly throughout your pupillage by your pupil supervisors. We focus particularly on the quality of paperwork throughout pupillage as well as your skills as an advocate during the second 6 months. Feedback from the Clerks and from Instructing Solicitors is actively sought to assist you to achieve your maximum potential during pupillage.
Work during the second 6 Months
You will receive a variety of work. Second 6 months pupils are regularly in the County Court (mostly on Personal Injury, Landlord & Tenant and Family matters) and Magistrates' Courts (Crime, both Prosecution and Defence). Pupils are normally in court 3-4 times a week. You will be expected to continue with paperwork for your pupil supervisors during this busy time.
Being taken on as a Tenant
We offer up to 3 pupillages because we prefer to recruit from our own pupils each year. If you are good enough you will be taken on. You will be considered for a tenancy approximately 9 months into your pupillage. If you are taken on as a tenant you are supported financially for the first 3 years of your tenancy through a very generous subsidised rent package.
Earnings as a Tenant
There are many misconceptions about life at the Common Law Bar. One of them is that you cannot earn enough. We have not found that to be the case, unless you have a high rolling lifestyle. For the ambitious and industrious, your hard work will be amply rewarded; recruitment as a tenant promises attractive receipts in the early years of practice.
The Ideal Candidate
We look for candidates of high intellectual ability, usually evidenced by at least a 2:1 degree but who can also demonstrate a commitment to the Bar and a flair for advocacy, combined with common sense and sound judgment. If words such as highly motivated, robust, a real team player apply to you, then we would like to hear from you.
When and How to Apply
Applications for pupillage commencing in October 2014 are now closed.
Chambers is not a member of The Pupillage Gateway.
For more information on becoming a barrister please visit The Inner Temple website where you will find their 'Guide to becoming a Barrister' and details on their free Question & Answer days.