12KBW offers an award of £50,000 to each pupil made up of a £25,000 grant and £25,000 in guaranteed earnings. £10,000 of the grant may be drawn down during the Bar Professional Training Course.
Pupils generally have three or four pupil supervisors throughout the year. They can expect to see a broad range of civil work, in particular in the fields of personal injury, clinical negligence and professional negligence, employment law, and insurance. 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 ensure that the pupils are given an opportunity to get to know other members of chambers too. Towards the end of the first six months, pupils are encouraged to go to court with the more junior members of chambers in order to gain relevant experience before they start taking their own cases.
In the second six months our pupils learn to cope with handling a busy practice from the start, and usually find that they gain a significantly higher level of advocacy experience than their peers in other chambers.
We strive to select pupils using fair and reliable criteria. We are committed to the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar and will attempt to implement Chapter 4 of the Code concerning the ’Fair Selection of Pupils and Tenants’. We actively encourage applicants from groups which are under-represented in chambers and we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled candidates.
All applications for pupillage at 12KBW must be made via the Pupillage Gateway.
We occasionally advertise for third-six pupils. Any such advertisements will be posted on our website.
For further information, please contact the pupillage secretary, Nigel Lewers.