We are looking for exceptional applications for pupillage from candidates who demonstrate a commitment to our ethos.

We are offering two 12 month pupillages commencing in November and December 2019. A grant of £18,440 will be awarded made up of £9,220 in the first six and £9,220 guaranteed earnings in the second six. Travel outside of London is reimbursed by Chambers. Pupils do not pay rent or a percentage on their earnings.

Pupils will be allocated two supervisors and in their first six will benefit from the opportunity to work in different areas of law, including crime. Pupils will be supported with training throughout this period and can expect to be in court most days during the second six.

We do not require you to have completed mini-pupillage with us. Details of how to apply are below.

About us

Chambers was founded 40 years ago as a radical set with the aim of representing all sectors of the community and in particular disadvantaged groups. Chambers has since grown and developed to cover many areas of practice but we continue to have a strong commitment to ensuring access to justice for all through first-class representation. We are committed to representation of legally aided clients, which we believe is critically important at a time when legal aid cuts continue to have a pernicious effect. In addition to our legally aided work many of our members are involved with pro bono work in local communities and internationally with the same aim of working with vulnerable groups.

Chambers prides itself on its multi-disciplinary character, ensuring the best representation for our clients by benefiting from expertise within and across practice areas. Our areas of practice include crime, immigration, housing and community care, employment, family law, public and administrative law, international law, extradition, regulatory law, mental health, prison law and inquests.

How to apply

If you wish to apply download the application form and the equal opportunities form and return them to julie.clarke@1mcb.com. We will only accept applications on the template downloaded from our website. Please follow the instructions on the application form carefully.

Chambers does not follow the pupillage gateway timetable. Applications are invited by 25 February 2019 at 6pm and will not be accepted after this time. Chambers is committed to recruiting pupils on an equal opportunities basis and so can only accept applications for pupillage (including from those with exemptions) through this route.

First round interviews are expected to take place on the 8 June 2019 and second round interviews on 15 June 2018. More details will provided about the interviews if you are selected.

Sponsored pupillage

Please note that chambers does not accept applications for sponsored pupillage.

Mini pupillage

1MCB Chambers offers a mini pupillage programme, details of which can be found here. You do not need to complete mini-pupillage with us as a prerequisite to applying for pupillage.


Please address any enquiries concerning pupillage to Bernadette Smith.