How to apply

If you are interested in a pupillage with one of the very best family law sets, we’d like to hear from you. Please apply through the Pupillage Gateway System. We’ll then consider your application and let you know whether you have been selected for interview. Here’s how the process works.


As soon as you make your application through the Pupillage Gateway system (formerly the Pupillage Portal), Chambers is notified and your application is received. After the closing date for applications, three members of chambers, separately, go through every single application to select a short list of candidates to invite for interview.


The short-listed candidates are invited for a first interview.

The second and final stage is an interview by a panel of four people, which lasts 30 minutes. It includes a legal problem, which is provided to you on the day. No prior knowledge of family law is required or expected. The panel will be more interested to see a candidate argue cogently than to display a wealth of knowledge of case law. The interview also includes more general questions and, of course, a full opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have.

Successful candidates will be offered a pupillage within the rules and timetable of the Pupillage Gateway season.