Kings Chambers is a leading set of barristers based in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.
Our annual Mini Pupillage programme normally held in chambers in Manchester, but presently held online (see below), is an extensive introduction to a career as a barrister. The aim is to provide workshops on topics such as advocacy, talks from judges, presentations by senior and junior practitioners about their work, opportunities to meet, mix and discuss issues with members, pupils, barristers’ clerks and others involved in the management of Chambers.
Mini-Pupillage Programme 22nd and 23rd June 2023
Kings Chambers is proud to have been one of the first chambers to hold a dedicated mini-pupillage event each year. This is our Mini Pupillage Programme. It is a 2-day event at which our selected mini pupils get to meet as many of our members as possible, to hear about their work in presentations and to take part in advocacy and other exercises.
Junior and senior members offer an insight into working life in their specialist areas. Senior clerks tell the mini pupils how chambers really works and each year we hear from a senior judge about the Bar as seen from the bench.
The Pandemic did not deter us in 2020 or 2021. We held the event online. See the link below.
We have 25 places on the Programme.
Applications are invited from students in the second year of their law degree, or third year of a non-law degree or above. We also very much encourage applications from graduates and in particular those who have already pursued another career path.
Because of the limitation on the number of places, we ask that anyone who applies should be seriously considering practice at the Bar and making an application for pupillage to these chambers in due course.
The Programme is not part of our selection process for pupillage.
Kings Chambers is committed to promoting equality and diversity at the Bar.
The closing date for applications is the 6th April 2022 . We receive 100+ applications each year and competition is fierce. Making the most of this long applications window gives you sufficient time to make your form stand out.
Mentoring Scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar: October 2022 - June 2023
In 2021, Kings Chambers and four other planning, property and public law sets (Field Court Chambers, Francis Taylor Building, Cornerstone Barristers, and Landmark Chambers), set up a mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar. Falcon Chambers has now joined the scheme, which we are pleased to say will run for a second year. It is supported by the Planning and Environment Bar Association. The scheme is intended to encourage undergraduates and postgraduates from groups that are not well represented at the Bar to consider becoming barristers. These underrepresented groups include women, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.
The Bar should be open to all who have the requisite ability, and we hope that the mentoring scheme will help talented individuals who might not think the Bar is for them to understand what the Bar has to offer and how to become a barrister, and to assist in the application process.
The scheme will run from October 2022 to June 2023. Successful applicants will be offered one-to-one meetings with a mentor, a workshop on applications for pupillage and (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) one or more social events with mentors and other mentees.
How to Apply
First, read the guidelines
Then download and complete the form below by midday on 7 October 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by 28 October 2022.
Download application form here
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