39 Essex Chambers wishes to recruit the strongest candidates for pupillage, regardless of their background. 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.
We apply the same criteria when selecting mini-pupils, pupils and tenants, namely:
39 Essex Chambers is aware of companies that offer pupillage interview coaching and advice at a high cost. We do not consider that purchasing such services is necessary. All four Inns of Court offer advice free of charge. Please see the links below:
Gray’s Inn: https://www.graysinn.org.uk/education/students/career-services
Inner Temple: https://www.innertemple.org.uk/education
Middle Temple: https://www.middletemple.org.uk/education-and-training
Lincoln’s Inn: https://www.lincolnsinn.org.uk/student-members/pupillage-advice/