Atkin Chambers Barristers
The Pupillage and Recruitment Committee (“PRC”) operates a structured tenancy assessment process for all pupils who wish to apply for a tenancy in chambers. All pupils’ progress is monitored throughout the year (by pupil supervisors and the PRC). During the second six months pupils applying for tenancy are required to undertake work for a nominated panel of members of chambers and to sit a test paper set by the PRC. All applications are assessed objectively and successful candidates will have demonstrated that they have met the standard required by chambers for its new tenants. The structured tenancy assessment process takes account of:
• written reports on pupils’ progress from each of the pupil supervisors with whom a pupil has spent time during pupillage.
• the ongoing assessment process described in the Pupillage Structure section
• the panel work and the test paper described above
The selection process involves the PRC in a detailed assessment of the information listed above and results in the PRC making its recommendation to chambers as to which of the pupil applicants should be offered a tenancy. A chambers’ meeting is held to consider and ratify the recommendation, normally in the second week of July. Candidates are notified of the results of their applications immediately afterwards.