Pupillage deadlines

Pupillage application deadlines 2016/17


Most sets recruit pupils a year in advance – ie they are recruiting in 2017 for 2018, 2018 for 2019 etc. The application deadlines below are for pupillages starting in 2017 for sets featured in our Chambers Reports.

Around half of pupillages can be applied for via the Pupillage Gateway, a dedicated portal for barristers applying to sets of chambers. In 2017 the Gateway application window for pupillages starting in 2018 has been brought forward to January. (It was previously in April.)

The Gateway opens for applications on Monday 9 January 2017 at 11am and closes on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 11am, with interviews taking place in the spring and offers made to successful candidates at 9am on 3 May.

Other sets recruit outside the Pupillage Gateway; of these some follow the Gateway timetable, some recruit earlier and some later.


January 2017


  Erskine Chambers


  South Square


  Francis Taylor Building


February 2017


  Crown Office Chambers
  St John's Chambers


  Via Gateway (11am deadline):

  2 Bedford Row
  Blackstone Chambers
  Brick Court Chambers
  39 Essex Chambers
  Essex Court Chambers
  One Essex Court
  5 Essex Court
  20 Essex Street
  Fountain Court Chambers
  1 Hare Court (non-Gateway)
  Henderson Chambers
  Keating Chambers
  7 King's Bench Walk
  Landmark Chambers
  Littleton Chambers
  Matrix Chambers (non-Gateway)
  Monckton Chambers
  Outer Temple Chambers
  Quadrant Chambers
  Queen Elizabeth Building
  4 Stone Buildings
  2 Temple Gardens
  3 Verulam Buildings


July 2017


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