12-month pupillage for 2020/21

2020 pupillage applications are now closed. We will be opening our 2021 pupillage towards the end of the year, so please check back then.

  • Number of pupillages: up to two
  • Awards available: yes
  • Financial support level: £60,000.00 (£15,000.00 of which may be drawn down during the BPTC year)
  • Closing date: 4pm on Friday 8th February 2019
  • Pupillage start date: September 2020
  • Pupillage type: 12 month pupillage

Tanfield is a leading set in property law and a ‘force to be reckoned with’ across all aspects of commercial and residential real estate litigation and ADR. Chambers adopts a pro-active and involved approach to pupillage, taking on up to two pupils every year with a view to eventual tenancy. Our policy is only to recruit those we consider to be potential future tenants. Pupillage at Tanfield is divided into three periods of four months each with different pupil supervisors. The aim is to introduce pupils to the core practice areas in Chambers, giving them experience of court work and the opportunity to work with as many members of Chambers as possible. During their second six months, pupils can expect to be in court regularly. Their work will consist mainly of possession claims and interim applications. Other likely work could include small claim trials, fast track trials and tribunal work. Chambers offers up to two 12-month pupillages. The current level of award for each pupil is £60,000 half of which is by way of guaranteed earnings during the second six months. Up to £15,000 of the award may be drawn down during the BPTC year. Candidates are expected to have a first class or good second class degree. A lower degree result will be considered in exceptional circumstances. We are also looking for evidence of analytical thinking, effective communication skills and the ability to influence and persuade. Successful candidates will have to show strong interpersonal skills, resilience, drive, determination and motivation. If you would like to apply for pupillage at Tanfield Chambers for the pupillage year 2020/21, once our application process commences, please download the following documents and follow the instructions to complete and submit your application. The links below will be activated once applications are open.

  • Application Form
  • Equality & Diversity Form
  • Privacy Policy (Fair Processing Notice)
  • Guidance Notes
  • Selection Criteria
  • Selection Process

Equal Opportunities

Tanfield Chambers is a firm believer in equal opportunities and we consider all applications for pupillage, tenancy or administrative positions on merit – regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender-reassignment, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, maternity or pregnancy or disability and encourage and welcome applications from those who are under-represented at the bar.