The Pupillage Fair

PF 2018

The Pupillage Fair is the only recruitment fair run by the Bar, for the Bar of the future, and is free to attend. It forms a key part of the Bar's commitment to fair access and to a meritocratic culture, regardless of background. The 2018 event was attended by over 70 chambers, employed Bar organisations and Bar affiliated organisations; and by over 400 barristers. More than 2000 students registered to attend the fair.

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Event hosts

The Bar Council is grateful to the King's College London Dickson Poon School of Law, who will host the event.

Date:    Saturday 26 October 2019

Time:    10:00-16:00

Venue:     Bush House, Strand, London, WC2R 1ES




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The Bar Council is grateful for the support of the following Specialist Bar Associations: The Chancery Bar Association (ChBA), the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), the Criminal Bar Association (CBA), the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), the Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA) and the Technology and Construction Bar Association (TECBAR). Their support enables us to tailor exhibitor space according to practice area, and to run targeted panel sessions on specific areas of law.


The Pupillage Fair 2019 programme

  • Meet the Young Bar (in partnership with The Bar Council Young Barristers' Committee)
  • Building your CV
  • The Application Clinic
  • BSB: Future Bar Training (in partnership with The Bar Standards Board)
  • Exploring Different Practice Areas
  • Life at the Chancery and Commercial Bar (in partnership with The Chancery Bar Association, The Commercial Bar Association and The Technology and Construction Bar Association)
  • Funding and Support from the Inns of Court (in partnership with The Inns of Court)
  • Life at the Criminal Bar (in partnership with The Criminal Bar Association)
  • How to Get Pupillage - Insider Tips on Making a Successful Application
  • Life as a Civil Law Barrister (in partnership with The Employment Law Bar Association and The Technology and Construction Bar Association)
  • Life at the Employed Bar (in partnership with The Bar Council Employed Barristers' Committee)
  • Life at the Family Law Bar (in partnership with The Family Law Bar Association)
  • Career Changers
  • Applicants with a Disability
  • I am the Bar

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