Pupillage deadlines

Pupillage application deadlines 2017


Around half of pupillages can be applied for via the Pupillage Gateway, a dedicated portal for barristers applying to sets of chambers. Other sets recruit outside the Pupillage Gateway; of these some follow the Gateway timetable, some recruit earlier and a few later. Most sets recruit pupils a year and a half in advance – ie they are recruiting in spring 2017 for autumn 2018 etc. 

The deadline to apply for 2018 pupillage via the Pupillage Gateway has now passed. The deadlines for 2018 pupillages for many sets that recruit outside the Gateway have also passed. However, certain sets will still be recruiting for pupils to start in 2018 during the coming year.

In 2017 the Pupillage Gateway application window was brought forward and it opened for applications on Monday 9 January at 11am and closed on Tuesday 7 February at 11am. Interviews will take place during the spring with offers made to successful candidates at 9am on 3 May. Click here to read advice on pupillage interviews.

It's not yet known what the dates/deadlines for the 2018 Pupillage Gateway will be.


Sets that recruit via the Pupillage Gateway (2017)                

Sets that recruit outside the Pupillage Gateway (2017)

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
Henderson Chambers
Keating Chambers
7 King's Bench Walk
Landmark Chambers
Littleton Chambers
Monckton Chambers
Outer Temple Chambers
Quadrant Chambers
Queen Elizabeth Building
4 Stone Buildings
2 Temple Gardens
3 Verulam Buildings

Atkin Chambers
Crown Office Chambers
Francis Taylor Building
Erskine Chambers
Falcon Chambers
Government Legal Service (deadline: 28 July 2017)
1 Hare Court
Maitland Chambers
Matrix Chambers
4 New Square
XXIV Old Buildings
4 Pump Court
St John's Chambers
Serle Court
South Square
Wilberforce Chambers


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