We are recruiting two funded 12-month pupils for 2016–2017 and two further 12 month pupils for 2017–2018. Please scroll down the page to find the full information, or download a PDF here. Applications are made via the Pupillage Gateway.
Four Brick Court has a deserved reputation as one of the friendliest sets in which to complete pupilage. We are keen to attract candidates from all backgrounds and place great importance on the quality of pupilage training. Members aim to be approachable and supportive of pupils, allowing them to develop as individual practitioners and ensuring they have an opportunity to experience all aspects of practice at Four Brick Court before commencing their second six.
Past pupils have enjoyed a busy second six months and are in Court most days. Chambers usually take on two pupils annually and these are funded. During pupillage we provide important introductions to various professional clients in order to promote our pupils. This includes a week long placement with one of our local authority clients.
Past pupils have had the opportunity of following important cases including being actively involved in researching the relevant law and then attending the proceedings before the House of Lords in Re B (Children)  UKHL 35. Further details are available on request.
For those interested in acquiring further experience of the Bar, Four Brick Court offers mini-pupillages (five days) throughout the year. Please make your application by letter addressed to the Pupillage and Tenancy Committee.
A mini-pupil typically spends time with several different members of Chambers, attending court, conferences, as well as looking at papers. Mini-pupillages are not assessed. Completion of a mini-pupillage is not a pre-requisite to an application for pupillage.
We are recruiting
Two funded 12-month pupils for 2016–2017 and
Two funded 12-month pupils for 2017–2018
Chambers is offering pupillage awards of £15,000 to each 12-month pupil.
What We Look For
We select our pupils on the basis that we shall be training prospective tenants. We have a strong reputation for taking on our pupils and for developing them into well-rounded and strong advocates. Aside from the ability to present a persuasive case, we look for candidates with:
We take on Applicants regardless of their background. In the pursuit of excellence, candidates with a degree result lower than 2:1 rarely reach the first round of interview, unless there are mitigating circumstances.
The Application Process
We shall short-list up to 20 applicants in total for interview for all 3 pupillage vacancies.
Second round interviews may be held if necessary.
All our interviews are held in chambers. Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.
How to Apply
Please apply via the Pupillage Gateway (pupillagegateway.com)
We welcome applications for mini-pupillages from final year under-graduates and above: please contact email@example.com, enclosing a covering letter, CV and dates of availability.
Student visits are not available
Chambers is committed to equality of opportunity and to compliance with the Bar Council’s Equality Code. All persons coming into contact with Chambers are treated on merit and are not discriminated against on the grounds of their age, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, and disability, religious or political persuasion. Whilst Chambers has wheelchair access, for the convenience of clients, members and clerks are available to make visits to the client’s premises if required.