Pupillage Applications - September 2024 Now Open


All applicants should now have received a receipt of application email. If you have not received the same please email keith.whalley@7hs.co.uk

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 approach towards policy which is regularly under review.

The pupillage advertised is for commencement in September 2024 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.

We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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 3rd  January 2024

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 7th February 2024
Shortlisted informed: Week commencing 4th March 2024
Interview Date: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th  March 2024 virtually provisional date

Second Round Interviews: Will take place date TBC April 2024

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

Keith Whalley
7 Harrington Street Chambers
7 Harrington Street
L2 9YH

Any queries or problems downloading the application please contact Keith Whalley via email keith.whalley@7hs.co.uk or call 0151 242 0707.



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