22 July 2018

REMINDER: All pupillages must be advertised on the Pupillage Gateway

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) reminds members of the Bar that pupillages must be advertised on the Pupillage Gateway website so as to ensure that all prospective pupils have equal access to this information.

All vacancies must be advertised on the Pupillage Gateway website - regardless of whether or not they are then separately advertised in the Pupillage Handbook.

The responsibility is on the individual chambers to contact the Pupillage Gateway team - via pupillagegateway@barcouncil.org.uk - at the Bar Council and to provide the following information:

  • the name and address of chambers;
  • the number of tenants;
  • a brief statement of the work done by chambers, eg, "predominantly criminal";
  • the number of pupillage vacancies;
  • the level of award;
  • the procedure for applying;
  • the minimum educational or other qualifications required;
  • the closing date for applications; and
  • the date by which the decisions will be made.

Chambers' compliance with this obligation will be monitored by the BSB through supervision.

For more information please get in touch with the supervision team via bsbcontactus@barstandardsboard.org.uk.