Pupillage Selection Criteria


Intellectual ability


  • Ability to apply abstract concepts to concrete facts
  • Ability to think logically
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to think on one’s feet
  • Numeracy


Personal Qualities


  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Judgment
  • Resilience/tenacity
  • Ability to work under pressure


Communication Skills


  • Ability to write clearly
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally with wide range of people
  • Ability to listen
  • Ability to appear confident, receptive and open.




  • To life at the bar
  • To the kind of work undertaken in chambers