Careers & Pupillage

Pupillage Applications

In line with our policy of gradual expansion we aim to take up to three 12 month pupils in 2018. All pupillages are funded: £10,000 award in the first 6 months; plus £15,000 guaranteed earnings in the second 6 months. Recent tenants have earned £60,000 - £75,000 in their first year of tenancy.

How to Apply:

The application process is currently closed and will re-open in 2018. 

Structure of Pupillage:

Pupils will spend most of the first 6 months with their pupil supervisor, generally in one of the main practice areas of crime, family or civil. This will entail frequent visits to court, sitting in on conferences, legal research and paperwork. Pupils will also assist with preparing seminars.

During the first 6 months pupils will also spend time with other members of chambers to ensure that they gain an insight into all areas of work. In particular, pupils spend the last few weeks with junior tenants to see the type of work they will soon be undertaking themselves.

The second 6 months will be under a different Pupil Supervisor, typically specialising in an area of work different to that of the first Supervisor. This ensures that pupils are St Ives experience as wide a range of work as possible so that when they later choose to specialise they do so from a position of knowledge and experience. In the second 6, pupils can expect to appear in court most days.

Equality and Diversity

St Ives Chambers is committed to the implementation and promotion of equality and diversity principles and equal opportunities. We recognise the importance of the Bar being seen to be fair and non-discriminatory and to be open to all, regardless of social, economic or educational background or circumstances. Underlying this policy is our intention that every individual should be accorded equal and fair opportunity and respect and be judged on merit and ability alone, free from judgments or treatment based on prejudice or assumptions of collective characteristics. Click here to view our Equality and Diversity Policy.

Equality and Diversity Officer: Mark Cooper

Deputy Equality and Diversity Officer: Justine Lattimer

Diversity Data Publication

The Bar Standards Board requires that a summary of the Diversity Data submitted by the members of Chambers and staff be published on our website every three years. Click here to view a summary of our 2015 data.

Click here to view our policy on the collection and use of Diversity Data.

Data Collection Officer: Mark Cooper

Disability and Accessibility

St Ives Chambers premises are compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and we are willing to make any reasonable adjustment you may need when visiting or contacting us.

Diversity at the Bar

St Ives Chambers is fully committed to diversity within all aspects of the Bar, whether you are a tenant, pupil, employee, judge, solicitor or anyone else involved with the work of the Bar. For example, Chambers is proud to support FreeBar, a network for everyone at the Bar who believes in quality for LGBT+ individuals. For more information, please email





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