Pupillage Applications - September 2022


Unfortunately we have now closed applications, please contact us in March 2024.

Lincoln’s Inn have launched a Mini Pupillage Grant Scheme.

The Mini Pupillage Grant Scheme offers financial assistance to students who have secured a mini pupillage but need additional funds to complete it. The fund is intended to help with the cost of long distance travel, commuting, accommodation and purchasing appropriate professional clothing. The value of each grant is calculated based on the applicant’s anticipated expenses up to a maximum of £500.

Applicants do not need to members of Lincoln’s Inn and must meet certain social mobility based criteria to be eligible for a grant. More details including all of the application criteria and application form can be found on this page  Applications are open all year round.


Chambers attach great importance to training and recruitment, and our aim is to provide a broad based practical education to those who undertake pupillages here.

Our general policy is that pupils are taken on with a view to tenancy, so the selection and timing of pupillages is dependent on current needs and available work. We try to ensure that a pupil is given an opportunity to develop a practice during the second six stage and in early years of tenancy. As such we endeavour to maintain a flexible policy towards policy which is regularly under review.

The pupillage advertised is for commencement in September 2023 for a mixed pupillage civil/crime/family.

During the second six stage, a pupil can expect to receive a regular flow of work. The hard working and dedicated will quickly learn that a good attitude backed by solid training brings work in.

Our policy is that a funded pupillage will be no less than the minimum award recommended by the Bar Council. The pupillage award will take the form of a grant for the first six months of pupillage and a guarantee as to fees earned from instructions received in the second six months of pupillage.

The timetable for applications is:

Applications Open: Wednesday 4th  January 2023

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8th February 2023
Shortlisted informed: Week commencing 6th March 2023
Interview Date: Saturday 25th March 2023 virtually

Second Round Interviews: Will take place date TBC March/ April 2023

Please download the application form Here and return marked pupillage application via email to claireb@7hs.co.uk or via post to:

Claire Tumilty
7 Harrington Street Chambers
7 Harrington Street
L2 9YH

Any queries or problems downloading the application please contact Claire Tumilty via email claireb@7hs.co.uk or call 0151 242 0707.