How to apply

The application process

7KBW is a member of the Pupillage Gateway application scheme. A copy of our advertisement for Pupillage starting in September 2025 (or deferred to September 2026) is available to view on the Pupillage Gateway. Applications should be made through the online Pupillage Gateway system by way of completion of an online application form. Applications should be made by 7 February 2024.

If you have any questions about how to apply to 7KBW please contact the Pupillage Secretary (Elizabeth Lindesay) on or +44 (0)20 7910 8300. 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 BSB that they are exempt from applying for pupillage through the Pupillage Gateway system (for example, established practitioners) are nonetheless asked to apply via the Gateway, in the usual way.

The assessment process

7KBW selects candidates by a two-round interview process. Not all candidates will be interviewed. All candidates are assessed on the basis of the same objective and fair criteria (see the selection criteria here).

For candidates invited to second-round interviews, we hold an informal (and non-compulsory) online session in advance of the interviews to explain more about the process and to answer any questions that candidates may have about it. In this way, we hope to give all candidates the best opportunity to perform to their full potential at interview.

7KBW is committed to respecting and encouraging equality and diversity in its approach to the assessment of applicants for pupillage. As part of this commitment, we use background information provided by applicants through the Rare Contextual Recruitment System, to allow all candidates to be assessed fairly, whatever their circumstances. Candidates are invited to complete the contextual information questionnaire on submitting their Pupillage Gateway application.