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The application process at Atkin Chambers

Application dates for pupillage at Atkin Chambers

Applications for the year starting in September 2021 will open in December 2019 and close in early February 2020 but dates are TBC and candidates should check this website in the autumn.

Chambers is not a member of the Pupillage Gateway scheme. Please apply direct to Chambers.

How to apply for pupillage at Atkin Chambers

  1. CV and covering letter – Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages in length to
  2. References
    1. You will need two references (of which at least one should be academic). They should be sent directly from each referee to us at clearly marked with the name of the applicant (ie you).
    2. Please list the names of your two referees in your cover letter.
  3. Equality and diversity questionnaire – Please complete our confidential equality & diversity monitoring form (available to download here) and send it to the Diversity Data Officer at

If you have any questions about the application process. do please get in touch at

Key information

More detailed information about how we recruit, train and offer tenancy to pupils, including third six pupils, is contained in the Atkin Chambers Pupillage Policy.

Atkin Chambers is committed to respecting and understanding the cultural needs of its diverse and global client base, and is committed to equality and diversity in both recruitment and the provision of services. We recognise the importance of increasing social mobility at the Bar and look at all applications for pupillage and mini-pupillage solely on merit and irrespective of race, ethnic origin, nationality, gender, religion, age, belief or disability. We welcome applications from graduates of all universities and from all backgrounds and all sections of the community with the ability and determination to succeed as a barrister.