“The upshot of excellence past and present is that QEB is a no-brainer for those seeking a family law pupillage”.

Chambers & Partners Student Guide 2019

QEB is a preeminent family law set renowned for its top tier financial remedy practice. Consistently ranked in Band 1 for many years and with a reputation for excellence, we aim to provide two pupillages every year.

QEB pupillages

We recruit pupils through the Pupillage Gateway System. At QEB, a 12-month pupillage involves three pupil supervisors, in addition to which pupils are encouraged to work with other tenants at all levels to gain broad experience.

  • 2 pupillages available each year (both for 12 months)
  • Pupillage Award: currently under review at £35,000 plus earnings (as a result of instructions received in the second-six).
  • We have taken on seven QEB pupils as new tenants in the past four years.

We require applicants to have a strong academic record (minimum 2:1 law or non-law degree, save in exceptional circumstances), good legal and analytical skills and an ability to communicate sensitively with a wide range of people at a critical time in their lives.

Equal opportunities

QEB operates an equal opportunities policy. Appendix 3 of that policy directly relates to the selection of pupils and tenants and a copy can be downloaded here.

QEB strives to be a diverse and inclusive chambers that celebrates and supports difference.  We welcome applications from all genders, backgrounds and communities and particularly encourage applications from disabled people and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented at the Bar.

Pupillage & Tenancy Policy

QEB also has a pupillage and tenancy policy, a copy of which can be downloaded here.

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