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Pupillage vacancies (for September 2019)

Chambers manages its selection process through the Pupillage Gateway (for 12 month pupillages only), of which we are a member.

Our Pupillage Prospectus contains details about us, what pupillage is like, our criteria for selection, and how to apply. The 2017-2018 edition will be available to download on this webpage in late November 2017.

Our pupillage award for pupillages commencing September 2019 will be £60,000 (with up to 25% available for draw-down during the BPTC year). As in previous years, we are likely to recruit up to three pupils.

Transferring solicitors and other applicants in possession of exemptions from the BSB (applying for pupillage to start in September 2019)

We welcome applications for pupillage from practising solicitors, or those completing their training contract to qualify as a solicitor, including those with exemptions from the BSB in respect of pupillage.

We normally require all such applicants to apply to us through the Pupillage Gateway. However, exceptional candidates with substantial relevant experience in one or more of our specialist practice areas and a BSB dispensation from undertaking a full twelve-month pupillage, are invited to submit an application form and detailed covering letter to the Pupillage Coordinator, Mr Shiraz Oshidar (pupillage@outertemple.com), along with a copy of any correspondence from the BSB confirming any dispensations from pupillage. The deadline for such applications is 8 December 2017. We will review applications received and advise candidates by 8 January 2018 if we require an application via the standard Pupillage Gateway process, or whether an alternative process may govern the application.

Further information on the BSB’s requirements can be viewed at: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/qualifying-as-a-barrister/current-requirements/transferring-lawyers/.

Pupillage Interviews Uncovered – Parts I and II

OTC’s Head of Pupillage James Counsell features in two new videos produced by the University of Law, which aim to give prospective candidates an idea of what a first-round interview may be like, including some of the legal and ethical issues, with interviewees (real pupils) giving some tips.