19 July 2018


Pupillage is the final requirement on the route to qualification as a barrister. Completion of pupillage fulfils the professional requirements of training for a career at the Bar. During pupillage, pupils gain practical training under the supervision of an experienced barrister. Pupillage is divided into two parts: a non-practising six months (also known as the first six) and a practising six months (also known as the second six).

Pupils must be paid no less than £12,000pa, which is £1,000 per month, plus reasonable travel expenses as appropriate.

How to apply for pupillage


Structure of pupillage


Training during pupillage


Mini pupillage