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.

About Pupillage At Guildhall Chambers

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.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Our selection process is rigorous and fair and complies with the Bar Standards Board Pupillage Handbook and the Fair Recruitment Guide. We select pupils on ability and potential alone, and we are committed to ensuring that candidates are not treated more or less favourably on the grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.


We offer an award of £50,000 to each pupil made up of a £25,000 grant and £25,000 in guaranteed earnings. Up to £7,500 of the grant may be drawn down in the Bar Professional Training Course 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.

Pupillage 2025

The pupillages that we are advertising through the Pupillage Gateway for 2025 are:

  • Guildhall Chambers (Crime) – 12 Months – October 2025 (barcouncil/TP/2257/604)
  • Guildhall Chambers (Commercial and Insolvency) – 12 Months – October 2025  (barcouncil/TP/2257/613)
  • Guildhall Chambers (Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury) – 12 Months – October 2025 (barcouncil/TP/2257/612)
  • Guildhall Chambers (Employment & Discrimination ) – 12 Months – October 2025 (barcouncil/TP/2257/611)

For any queries about pupillage at Guildhall Chambers please don’t hesitate to contact James Haskell or Douglas Leach by emailing [email protected].


2025 Pupillage Webinar

We are hosting a webinar about Guildhall’s Pupillage offering, with presentations from our Head of Chambers, senior barristers plus former pupils (now tenants).

Date: 22nd January 2024

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where: Online

Click here to register now. 

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