Recruitment of pupils is undertaken through the Pupillage Gateway. Please indicate on your application form in which branch of Chambers you would like to do your pupillage.
Bertram Beor-Roberts, describes the application process:
“There are two rounds of pupillage interviews. The first is a short panel interview focusing on a legal problem. The second is an assessed mini-pupillage lasting for three days. Two days are spent with different members of chambers. The other is set aside for the candidate to draft a written opinion.
Inevitably, this is an intense process. Nevertheless, I felt that it was a realistic and detailed assessment. Over the course of the two rounds, I was asked to demonstrate both written and oral reasoning, legal knowledge, research skills and practical awareness. I had been assessed by several members of chambers and had two days to show my general attitude and approach to life as a pupil. Most importantly of all, I felt that if nothing else, I had at least been given a fair chance to prove myself.”
Pupillage Selection Criteria:
- Ability to apply abstract concepts to concrete facts
- Ability to think logically
- Ability to think creatively
- Ability to think on one’s feet
- Ability to work under pressure
- 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