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The pupillage offer at Atkin Chambers

Atkin Chambers offers two 12-month pupillages every year, fully funded to a value of £72,500 per annum.

We take recruitment to pupillage and to tenancy extremely seriously, and pay the market-leading pupillage award to reflect this.

The award is reviewed annually and paid monthly in equal instalments. An advance of up to £25,000 is available from the pupillage award as funding for the BPTC should it be required. We are also happy to consider requests for additional advances on a case-by-case basis.

Chambers invites applications from prospective pupils who are, as a minimum, in their final year of their law degree or (for non-law graduates) undertaking the GDL.

We are committed to recruiting pupils and tenants (generally from our own pupils) who will participate in the continued success of Atkin Chambers in domestic and international work. Our general policy is to grow at a measured rate by the recruitment of tenants usually at a rate of one or two a year.

We structure the pupillage year to accommodate both the Bar Council’s training requirements and the additional training we deem necessary for successful entry into the high-quality commercial and international work that a career at Atkin Chambers involves.

This includes:

  • In-house training
  • Funding for the compulsory Bar continuing education courses required to be completed prior to qualification.
  • Oversight of all pupil training and education by designated pupil supervisors who are all members of Chambers and the Pupillage and Recruitment Committee (PRC) which monitors each pupil’s progress throughout the year.
  • A QC mentor for the year.