Unfunded Pupillages

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Chambers accepts applications (outside the Pupillage Gateway) for unfunded pupillages, but only in circumstances where the candidate does not intend to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.  Such applications are subject to Chambers’ ability to accommodate them.

They will be assessed by reference to a combination of the Pupillage Selection Criteria and the business case for offering the unfunded pupillage. They will only be considered if there is strong evidence that the applicant already fulfils the selection criteria and business case as appropriate.

The selection criteria may be found at https://www.keatingchambers.com/recruitment/pupillage/selection-criteria/. The business case requirements will be similar to those required of applications for tenancy from established practitioners, as to which please refer to: https://www.keatingchambers.com/recruitment/applications-for-tenancy/.

Unfunded pupillages will be exceptional and will be subject to obtaining the relevant advertising and funding waivers from the Bar Standards Board. Please note that candidates who have been rejected for pupillage via the Pupillage Gateway will not be considered for an unfunded pupillage. Candidates who are new or recent graduates are very unlikely to be awarded an unfunded pupillage.

Applications should be made by email to Elaine Browne, Keating Chambers, 15 Essex Street, London, WC2R 3AA.