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
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?
Civitas Law is looking to award a pupillage starting in 2018. Details will be posted in due course. Chambers is open to 2nd and 3rd six applications throughout the year.
How and when to apply
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
38 Cathedral Road
(Our office is directly behind 38 Cathedral Road)