We are committed to progress in all practice areas and to the continued recruitment of ambitious, dedicated and outstanding individuals seeking a successful career at the Bar.

We believe that regular recruitment has been the key to our success and we pride ourselves on the opportunities given to our pupils in respect of training and development.   

Pupillages are offered with a view to tenancy, where pupils demonstrate the requisite ability, commitment and determination during the twelve months' pupillage.

Generally, pupils have two pupil supervisors throughout the year and can expect to see a broad range of work across Chambers’ specialist practice groups.

In the first six months of their pupillage the majority of their time is spent going to court and doing paperwork for their pupil supervisor. However, we also ensure that pupils are given an opportunity to shadow other members of Chambers. Towards the end of the first six months, pupils are encouraged to go to Court with the more junior members of Chambers to gain relevant experience of the type of work they will likely be undertaking at the start of their careers. In the second six months, pupils can expect to be in Court regularly seeing a variety of work.

Chambers is committed to the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar and encourages applicants from groups which are under-represented in Chambers.

Copies of both the Chambers Equality and Diversity Code and Pupillage Policy are available on Request.

For further information please contact the head of the pupillage committee, Barnaby Large.


Chambers are now accepting applications for a single twelve month pupillage starting 2nd April 2018. All applications should be made in writing, enclosing a current CV and be sent to Barnaby Large. Chambers looks to nurture pupils into tenants who will continue to promote and develop Chambers' reputation on the Western Circuit. We have two stages to our assessment process: firstly the written application and, if successful, a second round which consists of a written exercise, an advocacy exercise and interview. 

Pupillage with No.18 is a fantastic opportunity and exposes the pupil to the broad spectrum of Chambers' work. Our pupil will receive a grant for the first six (non-practising) months with opportunities to shadow and assist all tenants with their workflow. 

Following satisfactory completion of their first six months, our pupil will be able to undertake work in their own right. They will be supported in their work in the second (practicing) six months by their pupil supervisor and will benefit from the guidance of other members of Chambers.

In addition, we are now required by the Bar Standards Board to undertake equality and diversity monitoring in respect of all pupillage applications.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 21st September 2017. Any applications received after that date will not be considered, save in exceptional circumstances.