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How to apply for pupillage at Atkin Chambers

Application for pupillage at Atkin Chambers – key dates

Applications for pupillage starting September 2023 open on Wednesday 5 January 2022 and close at 2pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

Please make sure you have reviewed the updated content in this section of Chambers’ website before you apply.

You can sign up for our newsletter here to be kept up-to-date with pupillage news and events.

How to apply for pupillage at Atkin Chambers – the process

Please apply to Atkin Chambers through the Bar Council Pupillage Gateway. The application process will be designed to elicit evidence that candidates meet the selection criteria outlined under “What Atkin Chambers looks for in a pupil” on the page on “How to apply for pupillage at Atkin Chambers.

Please note that applicants must, as a minimum, be in their final year of their law degree or (for non-law graduates) undertaking the GDL. Chambers encourages applications for pupillage from law and non-law graduates alike. No preference is given to law graduates. When assessing applications, the PRC recognises that the degree of legal knowledge expected of a non-law graduate may be different from what might be expected of a law graduate.

Post-graduate qualifications are viewed favourably but are not essential

If you have any questions about the application process that are not covered in the pupillage policy (below) or on this website, please send your questions to pupillage@atkinchambers.com.

Detailed information for applicants – Atkin Chambers’ pupillage policy

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

Please read this before applying to Chambers.

Equality & Diversity

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.

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