Pupillage

We are not currently accepting applications for first or second six pupillages but will advertise any such vacancies in the future on the Pupillage Gateway.

Third Six Pupillage

10KBW are pleased to invite applications for third six pupillage due to an increase in work load across all practice areas. Third six pupils are eligible to apply for tenancy at the end of their pupillage, and a number of members of chambers are former third six pupils.

Our Members enjoy practising within a Chambers that prides itself on diversity of legal and life experience. Members specialise in one or more of our core areas of practice which are Immigration, Crime, Civil and Family Law.

Applicants should have a good grounding in criminal, civil and/or immigration and asylum law and be able to demonstrate ambition and talent. The successful applicant can expect to be in court on a daily basis undertaking a substantial amount of advocacy.

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and in compliance with the Bar Council’s Equality & Diversity Rules.

Applications should be made by way of a one page covering letter and no more than a two page CV marked for the attention of Ms Lisa Weston.

Successful applicants will be invited to interview.

Mini-Pupillage

Chambers offers mini-pupillages, which will ordinarily be of one week’s duration.

Applications should be made by no more than a two page CV and one page covering letter emailed to clerks@10kbw.co.uk for the attention of Maria Gherman.

10KBW Mini-Pupillage Policy

Chambers offers mini-pupillages throughout the calendar year for candidates who meet the selection criteria and subject to availability to gain first-hand experience of life at the Bar and in Chambers. Mini-pupillages are usually one week in length however this can be adjusted as required. Candidates will have their mini-pupillage tailored to suit their interests where possible and we try to ensure that mini-pupils gain experience of shadowing Barristers of varying seniority.

Mini-pupils will be advised in advance whether they should attend court or Chambers on their first morning and arrangements for the rest of the week will depend upon the diaries of our members.

As we aim to send you to court with our Members for as much of the time as possible, mini-pupils are asked to dress in formal dark suits.

Chambers’ mini-pupillages are not assessed but some legal research or drafting tasks may be set with informal feedback provided. Mini-pupils will not be expected to travel outside of Greater London.

We are only able to consider applications submitted through the formal application process described below. Applications can be submitted at any time. Chambers will only consider applications which:

  • Are from candidates aged 18 or above; and
  • Consist of a cover letter of no more than one page, and a CV of no more than two pages in length.

Chambers welcomes applications from all individuals who wish to explore life at the Bar. Chambers looks for the following criteria in selecting candidates:

  • Genuine interest in Chambers and our areas of practice;
  • Genuine interest in finding out more about a career the Bar; and
  • High level of spelling and grammar.

Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously undertaken a mini-pupillage.

Due to Chambers being a listed building in the Inner Temple, we are unable to offer step free access to our London premises. However, Chambers will endeavour to make alternative arrangements for successful mini-pupil candidates to attend only accessible courts, conduct meetings in other mutually convenient premises, such as the Inns of Court, and ensure that the candidate is provided with the full educational benefits of a mini-pupillage.

Chambers can arrange mini-pupillages at our Bristol and Birmingham premises on request; however, the vast majority of mini pupillages are conducted in London where they are supervised by the mini pupillage co-coordinator, Maria Gherman.

Candidates should send their applications to clerks@10kbw.co.uk for the attention of Michael McHardy.   All applications should set out dates of availability.

Candidates will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of their application and an outcome as soon as possible.