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Pupillage

9 King's Bench Walk is offering two criminal pupillages.

9 King's Bench Walk is offering two funded criminal pupillages (£14,000). However we also have experienced practitioners in immigration and regulatory law who will be able to advise and guide pupils who wish to broaden their areas of specialisation. We intend to recruit pupils who we think have what it takes to become tenants.

Candidates should be willing to work hard, show a commitment to criminal law, have a passion and flair for advocacy, have good interpersonal skills, and be articulate, persuasive and clear. 

We do not discriminate between those with law degrees and those with non-law degrees, and encourage applications from those who are coming to the Bar at a later stage in their careers. While we have no absolute requirement as to class of degree, a high standard (generally no less than a 2:1) is usually expected. 

In your second six you will be kept very busy in court, doing cases for both the defence and the prosecution, in the Magistrates' Courts every day, as well as Crown Court hearings. There will also be opportunities to undertake regulatory work. 

Chambers has several qualified pupil supervisors and successful applicants will be able to assist and observe Counsel involved in the most serious and complex cases as well as receiving expert training in advocacy and advisory work.

Pupils are also given the opportunity to participate in our well established OIC Roadshow, which delivers training to police officers in London and the South East. We also present mock trials to junior police officers and all of our pupils and junior tenants are encouraged to take part in these trials.

Following our very successful seminars in 2018 we are building a programme for seminars to be rolled out during 2019, providing instructing solicitors with lectures on the most current and topical law as well as in house training specifically tailored to individual areas of specialisation. Our pupils are always invited to assist with this side of Chambers activities as it provides excellent training and an opportunity to meet solicitors and prosecution lawyers 
Chambers has a robust equal opportunities policy, and does not discriminate on grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion or political persuasion. We select candidates strictly according to demonstrated merit. 

 

How to apply

Applicants should fill in our application form (see link) and email it to christine@9kbw.com before February 8th 2019 11am

Please click HERE to download an application form