Pupillage

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THOMAS MORE CHAMBERS IS NOT RECRUITING A TWELVE MONTH PUPIL FOR 2018/2019, AND IS NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE CURRENT RECRUITMENT PROCESS VIA PUPILLAGE GATEWAY. WE WILL NEXT BE RECRUITING IN 2018 FOR 2019/2020.

 

At Thomas More Chambers, we offer three types of pupillage: twelve-month pupillages, third-six pupillages, and mini-pupillages. Further details about all our pupillages, including the applications process, may be found in our Pupillage Handbook (click to download).

 

Twelve-month pupillages  

 

When choosing our pupils, we look for intellectual ability, commitment to practice at the independent Bar, and an interest in the spread of work available in Chambers. Pupillage at Thomas More Chambers is rigorous and intellectually demanding, and our aim is to develop first-class advocates.

  

We offer one 12 month pupillage per annum funded by way of an award of £16,000 in the first six months, and combined guaranteed earnings of at least £10,000 during the second six months. In addition, we also pay for all travel expenses to court, and the cost of any compulsory pupillage courses which are undertaken during the course of pupillage.

 

Third-six pupillages

 

From time-to-time, we may have vacancies for third-six pupils. All such vacancies are advertised on the Bar Council’s "Third-Six Pupillage Vacancies" webpage.

 

Mini-pupillages

 

Mini-pupillages are designed to offer an insight into life at the independent Bar and Thomas More Chambers for those interested in a career as a barrister. We offer a limited number of mini-pupillages which are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, applicants must be at least 18 years of age.