Pupillage Competition

No. 1 High Pavement Chambers are please to announce:

We will be offering two 12 month pupillages, one starting in October 2022 and one in April 2023.

We are looking for your potential to become a first class advocate.

To apply and for more information please see below.

5th January 2022

Opening date for applications. Chambers will receive applications by post or by hand. Please note we only require one application for both pupillages.

9th February 2022

Closing date for applications. Applications must be received by 11am.

16th March – 22nd April 2022

First round of interviews (advocacy exercises). These will usually be between 5.30-7.30pm on weekday evenings.

30th April 2022

Panel interviews.

6th May 2022

Notification of pupillage offers, reserve status or unsuccessful applications

This timetable is in accordance with the requirements of the Pupillage Gateway.


The process for selecting our pupils


This is made on Chambers' own Pupillage Form.

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: The detailed application form that is considered in an anonymised format as outlined above.

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. You may complete the form by hand if you wish. All applicants should also complete an anonymous Equality and Diversity form for monitoring purposes.

NB: We only require one application for both pupillages.


Pupillage Form

Equality and Diversity Form


Please address applications to:

Pupillage Application, No. 1 High Pavement Chambers, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HF

Applications are by post and/or hand delivery, 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.

Before you apply please bear in mind that we are a purely criminal set and we are not seeking applications for first, second or third sixes. We only offer twelve month pupillages. We do not accept advance applications for the following year, nor are we willing to defer pupillage.


An overview of a pupillage at No. 1 High Pavement Chambers

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.

No. 1 High Pavement is proud of our record in equality and diversity we nevertheless welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and encourage those who are traditionally unrepresented at the Bar.

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: with the subject: ”Pupillage Enquiry”