Pupillage deadlines

Chambers Reports

Pupillage application deadlines 2023

Most sets recruit pupils 18 months in advance – i.e. they are recruiting in the 2022/23 academic year for 2024/25 pupillages. Most pupillages can be applied for via the Pupillage Gateway, a dedicated portal run by the Bar Council for barristers applying to sets of chambers, but a handful run their own recruiting timetable.

The 2022 Pupillage Gateway has now closed for applications; the timeline for 2023 is below.

  Pupillage Gateway timetable 2023/24
  3 January 2024, 11:59pm   Gateway opens for applications
  7 February 2024, 11.59pm   Gateway closes - application deadline     

Since 2019 it has been possible to apply to up to 20 sets via the Pupillage Gateway rather than the previous 12. See the full timetable here.

Other sets continue to recruit outside the Pupillage Gateway; of these a few follow the Gateway timetable, but many recruit earlier and a few later. Some smaller and less well-known sets recruit for pupils just a year or a few months in advance. Below is a list of all sets featured in our Chambers Reports, noting whether they're recruiting through the Gateway or outside in 2023.

Recruiting via Pupillage Gateway in 2024        

Recruiting outside Pupillage Gateway in 2024

Atkin Chambers 
2 Bedford Row 
Blackstone Chambers 
Brick Court Chambers 
Crown Office Chambers 
Erskine Chambers 
39 Essex Chambers 
Essex Court Chambers 
One Essex Court 
Falcon Chambers 
Farrar's Building 
Fountain Court Chambers 
Francis Taylor Building 
Gatehouse Chambers 
Hailsham Chambers 
Henderson Chambers 
Keating Chambers 
7 King's Bench Walk 
12 King's Bench Walk 
Landmark Chambers 
Littleton Chambers 
Maitland Chambers 
Monckton Chambers 
4 New Square 
Outer Temple Chambers 
Pump Court Tax Chambers 
Quadrant Chambers 
Queen Elizabeth Building 
Serle Court 
South Square 
4 Stone Buildings 
2 Temple Gardens 
Twenty Essex 
3 Verulam Buildings 
Wilberforce Chambers 

1 Hare Court