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Pupillage 2021-22

Maitland is a member of the Pupillage Gateway and applications should be made through the portal. The Gateway opens on Thursday, 28 November 2019 and applicants can look at and prepare answers to our specific application questions ready for the submissions window which runs from Tuesday, 7 January to Friday, 7 February 2020.

Repeat Applications

Unsuccessful applicants for pupillage may apply for a second time in a subsequent year. However, we do not accept further applications from candidates who have applied twice previously.

Deferral

Our current policy is that consideration will be given, on a case by case basis, to requests to defer an offer of pupillage. If you would wish to make such a request, it would be helpful if you could indicate that fact (together with the reasons for deferral, and the length of deferral which you would seek) in your application form or, if that is not possible, as early as possible in the application process.

Third Six Pupillages

We are not seeking currently applications for Third Six Pupillages.

The application process

We receive around 100-150 application forms each year from which we select on average between 20 and 30 first round interviewees and between 10 and 15 second round interviewees. We generally offer up to three places for pupillage per year.

The first round interview lasts for approximately 25 minutes and is held in front of a panel of two or three members of chambers. It involves general questions, including one designed to test legal reasoning.

The second round interview lasts for approximately 30 minutes and involves the more detailed study of a hypothetical case (which makes allowance for the fact that some applicants may not have completed law degrees). This case is then discussed with a panel of up to five barristers, including one or more of our QCs. Interviewees are asked to come to chambers in time to allow themselves 60 minutes of preparation.

From the application forms and interviews we make assessments about candidates' academic ability; their interest in and aptitude for the Bar, advocacy and commercial chancery work; their literacy; clarity of thought; reasoning ability; practice management temperament and interpersonal skills.

Equality & Diversity

We are keen to broaden the diversity of our members and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

last updated 09.12.19

Key Dates
'Maitland Chambers is "very much in the premier league" of commercial chancery sets'

Chambers Student Guide 2020

 

Pupillage Application Form

KEY DATES

Applications for pupillage commencing September 2021

Pupillage Gateway opens
Thursday 28 November 2019

Applicants can look at and prepare answers to our specific application questions

Pupillage Gateway Submissions window opens
Tuesday 7 January 2020

Applicants may start, edit and submit their applications

Pupillage Gateway closes
11.00 am Friday 7 February 2020

First round interview candidates informed by
Wednesday 26 February 2020

First round interviews
Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Second round interviews
Tuesday 10 March 2020

 

 

 

 

last updated 27.11.19