Pupillage

Trinity Chambers offers equality of opportunity to all applicants for pupillage without distinction by reference to age, disability, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital or family status, religion, or political persuasion.

Trinity Chambers generally offers one or two twelve month pupillages each year. Unless otherwise specified, pupillages are only offered where there is the potential for the pupil to be taken on as a tenant in Chambers at the conclusion of the pupillage (subject of course to the pupil’s performance during pupillage).

A 2:1 degree is generally required.

The pupillage is usually divided into distinct periods spent in different practice groups within Chambers. Pupils are given the opportunity of experiencing work with a range of practitioners of differing levels of experience. During the second six months of pupillage, pupils also undertake a wide range of work themselves. 

  • Applications for up to two October 2019 pupillage(s) are invited from potential pupils with an interest in practising in Criminal Law.
  • Applications for two October 2020 pupillage(s) are invited from potential pupils with interests in any of our practice areas.

For successful pupils who go on to become tenants, Chambers operates a formal Junior Tenant Scheme (JTS) designed to provide additional support as needed to tenants under 5 years call. The JTS aims to smooth the transition from pupillage to a successful practice by utilising the experience of more senior practitioners and pupil supervisors over and above the support provided by the under 7 years’ call group.

Chambers offers a £8,500 award to each pupil during the first six months and guaranteed earnings of £10,000 during the second six. Further details of the process and the selection criteria can be found here.

Chambers is a non-Gateway set. Our pupillage vacancies are however all advertised on the Pupillage Gateway. All applications for pupillage must be made through our online application form found here. All applicants must email an equality and diversity questionnaire, found here, before emailing the application form.

The E&D questionnaire should be emailed to pupillagedata@trinitychambers.co.uk.

The application should be emailed to pupillageapplications@trinitychambers.co.uk.

The timetable is as follows. Any changes will be posted here.

9am Monday 17 December 2018 - Applications window opens

5pm Friday 25 January 2019 - Applications window closes

Friday 1 March 2019 - Probable First round interviews

Friday 22 March 2019 - Probable Second round interviews

Director of Pupil Training is Nicholas Stonor QC.The Deputy Director is James McHugh to whom all enquiries should be addressed in the first instance: J.McHugh@trinitychambers.co.uk.