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