For pupillages commencing October 2022, applications will be accepted through the Pupillage Gateway. Selection is on merit, and particular attention will be paid to:

  1. Academic achievement.
  2. Evidence of motivation, commitment and capability regarding both a career at the Bar and pupillage at 12 King’s Bench Walk.
  3. Non academic achievement.

These criteria are considered in the light of the type of work Chambers undertakes.

Pupils are selected on the basis of their written applications and thereafter candidates will be selected for interview. Chambers will normally seek to shortlist applicants for interview following members of chambers separately analysing the application forms and thereafter meeting to draw up a short list. The short list will normally be in the region of 30 applications. Chambers will usually hold two rounds of interviews. The first round will usually be by a panel of three, while the second round will be before a larger panel.

See here for Chambers full pupillage policy