How to apply

7KBW is a member of the Pupillage Gateway application scheme (which was in previous years called “Pupillage Portal”). The application procedure is therefore as per the online Pupillage Gateway system, by way of completion of an online application form.  If you have any questions about how to apply to 7KBW please contact the Pupillage Secretary (Elizabeth Lindesay) on pupillage@7kbw.co.uk or +44 (0)20 79108300.

Applications may be made in January 2017 for pupillages commencing in either 2018/19 or 2019/20. If you wish to apply but are unable to do so through the Pupillage Gateway by reason of a disability, please contact the Pupillage Secretary (Elizabeth Lindesay) and an alternative but (so far as practicable) equivalent method of applying will be identified which is the most suitable for you and for Chambers.

Applicants who are informed by the Bar Council that they are exempt from applying for pupillage through the Pupillage Gateway system (for example, established practitioners) may nonetheless choose to apply through that system. Alternatively, such applications may be made by sending a covering letter, curriculum vitae (which should include results achieved in any examinations undertaken to date, and a full breakdown (by subject matter and, if possible, indicating percentage marks rather than overall grades) of the results of all examinations undertaken during any degree courses) and details of two academic/professional referees for the attention of “The Head of the Pupillage Committee”.

Not all candidates will be interviewed.  Those who are will be required to undertake a short advocacy exercise of which they will be given notice several days in advance.  Candidates are assessed on the basis of the selection criteria set out on the next page, which will be provided to any applicant invited for interview.

Chambers will make any reasonable adjustments required for a disabled candidate to ensure that he or she is not substantially disadvantaged at interview.