If you are an established Practitioner and are looking to move to a set of Chambers that offers you the administrative and professional support required to enhance your practice then please contact us.

At the first instance call Chambers on 01273 480510 and ask to speak to a member of the Tenancy Committee. All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.

Chambers offer a limited number of mini-pupillages each year. A candidate for a mini pupillage should have completed their first year’s law study.

Applications may be sent in writing to James Still, Senior Clerk. Please include your CV and a covering letter including preferred dates for a placement with Chambers. Due to the nature of the work undertaken applicants must be aged 18 or over.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Applications for pupillages commencing October 2018 will be accepted up until the 30th June 2017.
Notifications of interview will be sent by the 31st July 2017, with interviews taking place in August.

For applications from October 2019 onwards, Westgate Chambers will adopt the timetable followed by the pupillage gateway:

  • 7th February – Application deadline
  • February – April – Interviews
  • 3rd May – Offers made for pupillages starting October the following year

Applications
Chambers offer up to 2 pupillages each year for 12 months with a grant of £12,000 each per year.

Structure
The pupillage is divided in to 3 periods of 4 months supervision. The work undertaken will be mainly in criminal and family law. We actively encourage periods of work experience during your 1st 6 months with outside agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service and local authorities.

2nd 6 months of Pupillage
Chambers are a very busy common law set. During your 2nd 6 months it is likely that you will be predominantly in the Magistrates Court , however other areas of work undertaken include civil actions in the County Court and Family matters.

How to apply
Applications should be made to the pupillage co-ordinator by way of a handwritten letter accompanied with your CV. Every applicant will receive a written response confirming whether or not they have been successful in being invited for interview. Our postal details can be found here.