Pupillage

Applying for Pupillage with 2 King’s Bench Walk

We will be undertaking a recruitment process in 2019 for one pupillage to commence in 2019, and one pupillage to commence in 2020.

Applications will be made by completing the application form on the Pupillage Gateway website from January 2019. There will be one application form for 2019 and one for 2020.

Offers of pupillage for both 2019 and 2020 will be made in May 2019.

Quotes from previous pupils…

“Pupillage at 2KBW was a rich and rewarding experience that set me up perfectly to take on a diverse work load.”

“The friendliness and helpfulness of all members of Chambers exceeded my expectations at all times during my 12 months of Pupillage.”

“It became abundantly clear to me early on that 2KBW was a friendly, hardworking Chambers where the barristers displayed the utmost integrity at all times.”

“What could have been an extremely daunting experience was very enjoyable due to the invaluable advice offered by all members of Chambers.”

“Above all, it was reassuring to know that I could ask any member of Chambers questions at any time despite them clearly being very busy indeed.”

About Pupillage

2 King’s Bench Walk is a highly respected set of Chambers which specialises in criminal, civil and family law throughout London, the south of England and the Midlands.

We are offering one pupillage to commence in 2019 and one pupillage to commence in 2020. Both pupillages will predominantly focus on criminal law. However, if a pupil wishes to gain experience in family or civil law, there will be an opportunity to do so.

Chambers has a reputation for excellence in all areas of criminal law and our members are frequently instructed to prosecute and defend in the most high-profile and serious cases. By offering exposure to this kind of work, coupled with the training and guidance provided by excellent pupil supervisors, pupillage at 2KBW is an ideal footing for those who wish to pursue a career at the criminal bar.

In the first six months, pupils will spend time with their supervisors in Court as well as receiving training in written work and case preparation. In the second six months, pupils will appear in Court on a daily basis as well as undertaking advisory work and drafting. Pupils will be expected to travel to Courts across London, the south east, the Western Circuit and the Midlands.

How to apply

Application is via the Pupillage Gateway. There will be seperate application forms for 2019 and 2020.  Interviews for both pupillages will take place in 2019.

Selected candidates will be asked to attend a preliminary interview.

Those who are successful at that stage will be invited to a second interview, which will incorporate an advocacy exercise.

Known for our friendly and approachable manner, we look for the same in our pupils. The successful applicants will be well-rounded individuals with proven academic ability. We take on pupils with a view to tenancy and only consider those who have a demonstrable commitment to the Bar and, in particular, a commitment to our Chambers.

Pupillage at 2 King’s Bench Walk is a highly rewarding experience and is designed to be the foundation for producing exceptional barristers.

Pupillage Award

The award for 2019 will be £24,000 – £12,000 of which will be paid over the course of the first six months and £12,000 over the course of the second six months by way of guaranteed earnings.