Apply For Pupillage 2021

Applications for Pupillage at Quadrant Chambers commencing in October 2021 should be made via the Pupillage Gateway at by 11am on Friday 7 February 2020.

Please check the Pupillage Gateway website and our website for updates and more details of our application process. You can also follow us on Twitter @QPupillage

The Process

Quadrant Chambers has a three stage application process:

Stage One: Application via the Pupillage Gateway

Applicants should use the Pupillage Gateway online portal to submit their written application. We look for candidates with a very strong academic background, excellent communication skills, and the commitment and energy to succeed in the competitive world of the Commercial Bar.

All candidates will be asked to complete a short questionaire from Rare Consulting - this will allow us to receive a contextualised report on qualifications. More information is available from Rare

To ensure fairness, each candidate’s written application is marked blind.

Stage Two: Test Set

Candidates who successfully pass Stage One are asked to complete a Test Set of papers and return them to Chambers to be marked. This will be a written problem which will enable us to assess how well applicants can marshal arguments and express themselves clearly and concisely.  To ensure fairness, each candidate’s answer is marked blind by two Members of Chambers.

Stage Three: Short List Interview

The candidates who produce the best test set are invited to an interview with a panel of Members of Chambers. The aim of the interview is to further test candidates’ intellectual ability, analytical skills, judgment, and ability to think and express themselves clearly and persuasively under pressure.

Important Information

The Pupillage Gateway will open for applications at 11am on Tuesday 7 January 2020 and the deadline to apply is 11am on Friday 7 February 2020

The invitations to complete the written test set will be sent during the week commencing 2nd March 2020 with test sets to be returned within 10 days

Short-list interviews will be held during the week commencing 6 April 2020

Offers will be made via the Gateway on Thursday 7 May 2020


Equal Opportunities

  • Quadrant Chambers is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and this is reflected in our pupillage selection procedures.
  • Quadrant Chambers complies with all equal-opportunities legislation and keeps its procedures under review at all times.

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