Pupillage


Pupillage Information

The funding is £55,000 per pupillage, which will consist of a £27,500 award and a further £27,500 in guaranteed earnings.

Our policy is to look to the long term and recruit pupils who have the potential for a career with Farrar’s Building. We are looking for dedicated people who are ready for the hard work and responsibility of practice to become our next generation. Former pupils have developed first-rate practices with Chambers. One of our present silks, Alan Jeffreys, undertook his pupillage here. Many previous pupils have had distinguished careers with Farrar’s Building before taking judicial appointments on the Circuit and High Court bench.

Structure

Farrar’s Building is an outstanding chambers for pupils to obtain wide experience during their training. Pupillage is organised in three four-month periods. The second four months is dedicated to assisting pupils make the transition from non-practicing to practicing. During this period pupils will be in court with junior members of chambers on a regular basis, experiencing the type of work they will be expected to undertake as soon as they are on their feet. Pupils are also encouraged to get involved in high profile cases and pupils in the past few years have had the opportunity to work on cases such as Rehill v Rider Holdings Ltd, Ali v Caton & MIB as well as the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry during their pupillage.

Former pupil, Oliver May, provides an overview of Pupillage at Farrar’s below.

Former Pupil Amelia Highnam, now a Tenant, provides an overview of her experience as a Second Six Pupil.