12 Month Pupillage
A pupil in Chambers will undertake a structured pupillage encompassing all principal practice areas. It is envisaged that pupils will spend time with 3 or 4 pupil supervisors, each with varying types of practice. You can find the Selborne Chambers Pupillage Policy here and the Chancery Bar Association Checklist here.
The awards for pupils beginning in October 2024 will be £75k with £25k able to be drawn down during the BPTC year and £15k being by way of guaranteed earnings in the practising period).
What to expect
Accordingly, a pupil will be exposed to a variety of work within the commercial chancery spectrum.
Pupils will be asked to prepare fully for and attend conferences and hearings with their pupil supervisors, produce written pleadings and opinions and undertake legal research, often under considerable time pressure.
In addition to working with and for a pupil supervisor, pupils can expect to spend time with other members of Chambers before all levels of Courts and Tribunals.
Our tenants regularly appear in the County Courts, First-tier tribunal (Property Chamber), the High Court, the Upper Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. They commonly appear in or preside over mediations and arbitrations, including international arbitrations, often applying foreign law.
Pupillage at Selborne Chambers equips our pupils with the necessary skills and awareness to face with confidence the various challenges which arise in the second six months of pupillage and the early days of tenancy.
31st January for mini-pupillages between 1st April and 31st July
How to apply
All applications for Pupillage must be submitted through the Pupillage Gateway which opens in January 2024. We will be following the Pupillage Gateway timetable for applications.
Wednesday 03 January 2024 , 12:01(am)
Applications open: the submissions window for applications opens and applicants can start, edit, and submit their applications.AETOs that use the Pupillage Gateway to manage their respective recruitment processes will not have access to the applications until the submissions window closes.
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Unlike in many commercial and commercial chancery sets, our pupils can expect regular court appearances and instructions in their own right during the second six months of pupillage.
Typically, these include small claims and fast track trials, possession hearings, winding up petitions, case management conferences and interim applications, as well as advisory and drafting work.
Pupil supervisors will ensure that all pupils are fully supervised and supported whilst undertaking their own work. Chambers also provides its own advocacy training in addition to that provided by the Inns of Court.
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It is the intention of Chambers to recruit a junior tenant each year, ideally from its own pupils.
In the unlikely event that the conduct of or the standard of work produced by a pupil is unsatisfactory, Chambers may determine the pupillage after 6 months from commencement.
The interview process for pupillage will consist of two rounds. The first round may include questions on a legal problem in addition to general questions about the applicant.
We are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity across all aspects of our practice.
Equality of opportunity is essential for the maintenance of high standards and the provision of a quality service to clients. It also ensures a harmonious working environment for members of Chambers, pupils and staff.
We adopt best practice equality and diversity procedures in our recruitment which involves the use of objective selection criteria in accordance with the recommendations of the Equality and Diversity Rules of the Code of Conduct and legislative requirements.
Applicants with a disability are encouraged to contact Chambers in confidence if there are any reasonable adjustments that may be made in relation to their applications.