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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Pupillage Inside Out: How to Succeed as a Pupil Barrister (eBook)

ISBN13: 9780414050174
Published: May 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
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Every aspiring barrister must undertake pupillage in order to gain tenancy at a barrister set. Not all pupils are successful.

The life of a barrister in England and Wales is cloaked in tradition – from the Inns of Court, to the wigs and gowns, to the clerks and the cab-rank system. There are rules and conventions governing every aspect, and for every set keen to dispel the mystery, there is another yet shrouded in it.

Based on the authors’ own recent experience and the wisdom of their peers, clerks, and supervisors, this is the ultimate guide to pupillage, demystifying the process and providing practical advice to all aspiring barristers navigating this crucial stage in the path to practice.

The book covers such topics as what to wear, relationships with supervisors, pupils, and clerks, how to behave at social events, finances and what to expect at all stages of pupillage.

Pupillage Inside Out is the essential guide for all those contemplating a career at the Bar.


  • The only published guide to the pupillage year
  • Comprehensive – covers everything from applying to Third Six pupillages
  • Based on the authors’ own recent experience and dozens of current and former pupils
  • Incorporates the perspectives of pupil supervisors and clerks
  • Demystifies the process and provides the practical advice to all aspiring barristers
  • Includes Q&A chapter taken from actual questions asked by Bar students
  • Covers topics including what to wear, relationships with other pupils, social events and how to behave, finances and what to expect at the end of pupillage

Legal Skills and Method, eBooks

1. The applications process: which Chambers?
2. The pupillage application form
3. The pupillage interview
4. Dealing with rejections
5. Accepting offers

6. The first day
7. Lunch
8. Chambers’ tea and other social events
9. What to wear

10. Attitude
11. Relationship with Pupil supervisor
12. Relationship with Other pupils
13. Relationship with Mini pupils
14. Relationship with Other members of Chambers
15. Relationship with Clerks
16. Relationship with Solicitors
17. Inappropriate conduct

18. Compulsory courses at the Inn
19. Written work
20. On your feet
21. Making mistakes
22. Doing other work
23. Calling yourself a barrister
24. Life outside Chambers
25. Feeling down
26. Ethical issues

27. Pupillage checklist, forms and administrative matters
28. Finance

29. The tenancy decision
30. Taken on
31. Not taken on
32. The post-tenancy decision period
33. The search for a Third Six or tenancy elsewhere


A. Frequently Asked Questions
B. Glossary