Background

Mini-Pupillage

Chambers is delighted to offer mini pupillages via three initiatives, all of which are aimed at improving access at the Bar:

  1. Inner Temple’s ‘Pegasus Access and Support Scheme’ (“PASS”). This scheme is aimed at high-achieving students from under-represented backgrounds. If you would like to sign-up, please look on Inner Temple’s website – available here: https://www.innertemple.org.uk/becoming-a-barrister/how-to-get-involved/pass/
  2. Middle Temple’s ‘Access to the Bar Award’, which provides a mini-pupillage and marshalling experience to excellent candidates from under-represented backgrounds. If you are interested, the relevant section of Middle Temple’s website is here: https://www.middletemple.org.uk/becoming-barrister/access-bar-award
  3. We continue to support the Bar Council’s Bar Placement Scheme, which provides an opportunity to sixth formers to spend time in chambers: https://www.barcouncil.org.uk/becoming-a-barrister/school-students/bar-placement-scheme.html

Inside Five

In addition, Chambers hosts regular online Open Evenings called ‘Inside Five’. At these events, you will have the chance to hear from the most senior individuals in Chambers right through to our newest tenants. It will give you a better understanding of what it means to be a barrister, how to make a strong pupillage application and, of course, a unique insight into 5 Essex Chambers.

Pupillage Mailing List

If you would like to hear more about Chambers, receive hints and tips for your application, or simply receive encouragement when things get tough, then sign up to our Pupillage Mailing list here: https://5essex.co.uk/subscribe

A day in the life

A Day in the Life of a Pupil

Edmund Garnett was a pupil in 2021 and was offered tenancy in 2022.

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Life as a Junior Barrister

Zander Goss is a junior member of Chambers.

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Pupil Life

Jack Palmer and Paige Jones commenced their 12 months pupillage at 5 Essex Chambers in September 2022.

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