What we are looking for
We do not stream our pupils. Each has an equal prospect of securing a tenancy.
- evidence of intellectual ability as measured by performance in school and university exams and other experience. Final applicants may be required to submit a piece of written work
- potential as an advocate
- personal qualities such as self-reliance, integrity, reliability and the ability to work effectively with colleagues and clients
We observe a policy of equal opportunities and select our mini-pupils, pupils and tenants on merit alone, irrespective of race, gender, age, sexuality, religious belief, disability, marital status or background. All applicants are required to complete the Bar Council Equality Code questionnaire to submit with their mini-pupillage application form. This is used for monitoring purposes only.
We cannot guarantee that any pupil will be offered a tenancy, but we recruit by objective standards, and any pupil reaching those standards will be taken on, regardless of issues such as accommodation or work available. We give every assistance to pupils who have not been offered a tenancy when seeking places in other chambers. We also find that our former pupils are sought-after by good firms of solicitors.