Pupillage Application Procedure

Application for Pupillage

The Form

Application for pupillage is made using Chamber’s own application form.

This should be downloaded from our website.

You may complete it by hand if you wish

It comprises two parts:

Part one: records all personal details and will be separated from part two upon receipt. This is to enable Chambers to anonymise applications in line with current Fair Recruitment Practice.

Part two: is the detailed application form that is considered in an anonymised format as outlined above.

You need to complete and submit both forms.

All applicants should also complete an anonymous Equality and Diversity form for monitoring purposes – see below.


Please ensure that you supply an email address and a telephone contact number. We will contact you via email throughout the process and only in exceptional circumstances via telephone.


All applications are to be submitted directly to Chambers and will be accepted by hand delivery, as well as post, but not electronically i.e. by email or by any other electronic means.

All applications must have been received by 11am on the closing date for applications.

Please address applications to:

Pupillage Applications
No.1 High Pavement Chambers
1 High Pavement

Before you apply please bear in mind that:

  • a) we are a purely criminal set.
  • b) we are not seeking applications for first, second or third sixes. We offer twelve month pupillages only.
  • c) we do not accept advance applications for the following year, nor are we willing to defer pupillage.


When you apply please bear in mind our requirements and the Selection Criteria upon which you will be marked – see separate page.

Equality and Diversity

We operate the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity Code in relation to members, staff and pupils. The members of the pupillage committee have received training from the Bar Council in fair recruitment practices. We welcome applicants regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, race, religion, marital status or disability. Please let us know if you have a disability that may require us to make reasonable adjustment for the application or interview process.

We encourage applications from those groups who are under-represented in chambers.

All applicants should also download and complete an anonymous Equality and Diversity form for monitoring purposes. It is not a mandatory requirement that this is completed, but it is helpful for chambers to collect such information to ensure that our recruitment procedures are fair.

This should be submitted with the application form but note it will be separated off upon receipt and kept entirely separate from the application throughout the process.


If you have any queries, please email the clerks:
clerks@1highpavement.co.uk with the subject: ”Pupillage Enquiry”

Contact details

Phone: 0115 941 8218
Fax: 0115 941 8240
Email: clerks@1highpavement.co.uk

No 1 High Pavement Chambers, 1 High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HF

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