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Pupillage and Mini-pupillage

Pupillage and Mini-pupillage

At Civitas Law we are committed to maintaining a tradition of excellence. That is why we have an eye on the future. We invest heavily in those new to the profession who are likewise committed to excellence and the ongoing reputation of Civitas Law as leaders in the field/on the circuit.


Civitas Law only grants pupillages to candidates we regard as prospective tenants. Inevitably therefore, our selection process is rigorous.

Our pupils normally come under the supervision of up to four pupil supervisors during the 12-month pupillage, with regular appraisal meetings being conducted. Pupils will be given the opportunity to undertake a full range of our work, whilst broadening their experience with the pupil supervisor and other members of Chambers.

What we are looking for

We are looking to recruit exceptional candidates who are able to demonstrate a high level competence in the following areas:

  • intellectual ability;
  • market awareness;
  • ability to work under pressure;
  • written communication skills;
  • oral advocacy skills; motivation;
  • customer focus; and
  • determination.

An intention to pursue practice from Civitas Law is also sought.


Chambers is offering a grant of £12,000 for each 12-month pupillage.

Pupils are expected to appear in the civil courts and/or tribunals during their 2nd 6 months of pupillage: the income received during pupillage for such work is not subject to any chambers' deductions.

When are you able to start?

Applications for pupillage commencing in 2018 have now closed. Details of future recruitment will be posted in due course.

Chambers is open to 2nd and 3rd six applications throughout the year. Please contact Kate Parker, in confidence, by email to recruitment@civitaslaw.com

How and when to apply

Please apply by CV and covering letter addressed to Kate Parker by email to recruitment@civitaslaw.com. Please also submit a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.


Contact: recruitment@civitaslaw.com


Civitas Law offers mini-pupillages to those who are 17 years of age or above, who have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above and who appear to have the skills and motivation to come to the Bar.  

Priority is given to those who are university students. We try to make each mini-pupillage for a period of a couple of days up to a working-week dependent upon work levels. The mini-pupil may attend court or conferences with members of chambers and may meet tenants and our current pupil barrister. 

Prospective applicants should be aware that they have to arrange their own transport and the arrangements for the mini-pupillage can change at short notice.

Please send your letter supported by a current c.v. to:

Kate Parker, Head of Pupillage
Civitas Law – Civil and Public Law Barristers
The Mews
38 Cathedral Road
CF11 9LL

(Our office is directly behind 38 Cathedral Road)


For further information please contact our clerks, who will be able to help you with any questions.
+44 (0)845 0713 007

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