Pupillage

From the moment that we select our pupils we regard them as future tenants. We welcome them into Chambers before pupillage begins so that they can begin to build a relationship with their supervisor and other members of Chambers. Each pupillage is with a specific team and specialisation is encouraged from early on.

Guildhall Chambers is one of the UK’s leading barrister sets. We have adopted a specialist team approach and feel that this best meets the needs of our clients and leads to better service provision. Pupillage is, therefore, undertaken within the structure of a specialist team. 

Pupils' progress is monitored closely by the supervisor and the head of the Pupillage Committee and feedback is given regularly. Pupils are encouraged to spend time with, and do work for, as wide a number of members of the team as possible in order to gain maximum experience of different styles of work and levels of seniority. Each pupil has, as well as a supervisor, a mentor who is another member of the team to whom he or she can turn in confidence if necessary. It is of great importance to Chambers that each pupil feels properly supported during what can be an exciting but challenging year and we do all that we can to ensure this.

We are recruiting for three pupillages to start in Autumn 2020, in the following practice areas:

  • Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence
  • Crime
  • Commercial / employment

The adverts for the above pupillages are now live on the Pupillage Gateway - click here  to view

Funding

£22,500 grant and £15,000 guaranteed earnings. Up to £7500 of the grant can be drawn down in the BTPC year.

We offer our pupils:

  • Close monitoring and mentoring
  • Full IT provision with dedicated e-mail
  • Paid transport to and from professional engagements*
  • Regular internal training
  • Attendance at relevant training courses, funded by Chambers
  • Access to a formal grievance procedure

*during first six only, not available during second six.

Further Information

For any queries about pupillage at Guildhall Chambers please don't hesitate to contact James Haskell or Stefan Ramel by emailing pupillage@guildhallchambers.co.uk.