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The Head of the Pupillage committee is Martin Butterworth.
Chambers does not encourage speculative applications. All vacancies and the closing dates for applications are advertised on the OLPAS website, in accordance with the requirements of the Bar Council.
All applications should be by Curriculum Vitae, together with a manuscript covering letter addressed to "The Secretary of the Pupillage Committee" and not to any individual by name.
The selection process begins with a sift of the applications received in response to an advertised vacancy. A shortlist of about 10 to 12 candidates is drawn up, and those candidates will be invited for interview. The pupillage committee tries to ensure that the same interview panel deals with each candidate. After the first round of interviews, a second shortlist is compiled - usually 2 or 3 candidates. Those candidates will be invited to attend assessed 3 day mini-pupillages. During such a mini-pupillage, the candidates will spend time with a number of members of chambers and will be asked to complete a piece of written work. Depending upon the particular field, a final round of interviews may take place.
The current twelve month pupillage remuneration package is worth £15,000.
Chambers operates an Equal Opportunity Policy.
For details of the current competition please see the News and Events section of the website.