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We have prepared some pupillage videos and podcasts, which are designed to give you an insight into the people at Keating, as well as guide you through your route to Pupillage.

Pupillage at Keating Video

In part 1 of this video. Lucy Garrett KC (former Head of the Pupillage Committee) is joined by Harriet Di Francesco, John Steel and Thomas Saunders to discuss the pupillage application process, highs and lows of pupillage and the first year of tenancy at Keating. In part 2 she is joined by Adam Constable KC (as he then was) and Wen Jin Teh (a pupil at the time of the recording, now a tenant at Keating Chambers).

Life in Chambers Video and Podcast

This video (recorded in December 2020) focusses on what life at Keating is like during all stages of your career at the Bar, from pupillage through to silk. Lucy Garrett KC chats to Simon Hargreaves KCCharlie Thompson, Elizabeth Donnelly and Marie Sparkes about what attracted them to Keating; from the type of work we do, to the social side of Chambers. They share their experiences of cases they have been involved with, the support of their colleagues and how Chambers has adapted in the time of COVID-19. It is also available as a podcast via the embedded link below or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Tips and Tricks for Pupillage Applications and Interviews Podcast

This podcast provides pupillage candidates with tips on how to approach their application forms and any subsequent interviews, with perspectives from recent pupils and members of our Pupillage CommitteeLucy Garrett KC is joined by junior tenants, Charlie Thompson and Ben Graff, and two of our pupils (at the time of recording), Wen-Jin Teh and Lena-Marie von Eynern. Whilst providing their top tips, they each share their personal experiences of applying for pupillage, discuss pupillage and mini-pupillage during a pandemic, and explain what they enjoy most about our areas of work. The podcast will be of particular interest to those students looking to apply for pupillage during the current application window.

Routes to the Bar Podcast

In this podcast, Lucy Garrett KC speaks to Paul Buckingham, Tom Lazur and Ben Sareen about their different career routes to the Bar. With varied backgrounds in strategy consultancy, chemical engineering and advertising, they discuss why they moved to the Bar, how they approached the application and interview processes, and why it was the right decision for them. The panel focus on the accessibility of construction law to those with non-technical backgrounds and the transferrable skills they brought from their previous careers. The podcast will be of interest to all pupillage candidates and particularly those whose first degree was not in law and mature students looking to change their career.

Demystifying the Bar

In this podcast, Keating barristers Lucy Garrett KC, James Thompson, Charlie Thompson, Jennie Wild and clerk Jade Clark discuss and myth-bust some of the common misconceptions about life at the Commercial Bar. With varied backgrounds, routes to the bar and experiences to date, they discuss the perception that the Bar can be an isolated place to practice law, finances, clerking and professional support in chambers, diversity, and family life, as well as some of the more specific aspects of construction law and building a practice at Keating Chambers. We hope this podcast will give prospective pupils a unique and honest insight into the world of commercial barristers, and lift the veil on some of the areas not often addressed elsewhere.

An Introduction to Construction Law

Aimed at junior lawyers and students, this talk (by Jennie Wild and Emma Healiss) introduced key construction law principles and significant cases which have shaped the law in these areas. Whilst no knowledge of construction law is required before applying for or commencing Pupillage, candidates may find this video useful in understanding what our area of law is like.