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Pupillage 2020-21
We will shortly be embarking on a round of pupillage recruitment. We are seeking to recruit two pupils, one to commence in April 2020, and one to commence in October 2020.
Who we are
Nexus, the Chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, is a dynamic and progressive barristers’ chambers situated at 7 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn. We are committed to justice, human rights, and the rule of law. Our 35 members (including six QCs) practise across a broad range of specialisms including: crime; regulatory; inquiries and inquests; administrative and public law; personal injury; family; and housing.
What we are looking for
We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates, including those yet to undertake the BPTC. We usually require a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree classification.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate:
  • integrity;
  • educational achievement;
  • hard work and enterprise;
  • advocacy ability or potential;
  • a commitment to chambers’ practice areas; and
  • a desire to join a growing and forward-looking set.
What we are offering
We are currently advertising two twelve-month pupillages: one to commence in April 2020, and one to commence in October 2020. In the last three years, three of our pupils have gone on to become tenants of Nexus, although we have no fixed number of tenancy positions for pupils per year. Our pupillage awards will be set in accordance with the BSB’s funding requirements for 2020, which are yet to be confirmed.
How to apply
Our pupillages are advertised on the Pupillage Gateway. We do not accept applications through the Pupillage Gateway; rather, candidates should complete our application form (which can be downloaded from our website once applications open) and return it to us by email along with at least two supporting references.
  • Saturday 27th October 2018 – Bar Council pupillage fair.
  • Friday 14th December 2018 – Applications open (application form available to download from our website from this day).
  • Friday 11th January 2019 – Applications close.
  • January 2019 – Paper sift to take place.
  • Week commencing Monday 4th February 2019 – First round interviewees notified.
  • Week commencing Monday 18 February 2019 – First round interviews take place.
  • Week commencing Monday 25 February 2019 – Second round interviewees notified.
  • Week commencing Monday 11 March 2019 (Probably Thursday 14 March 2019) – Second round interviews take place.
  • Week commencing Monday 18 March 2019  (no later than Friday 22 March 2019) – Nexus offers of pupillage commencing 2020 made.
  • Week commencing Monday 1 April 2019 (No later than Friday 5 April 2019) – deadline for acceptance of offers.
Applicants are asked to ensure that they will be available on these dates as we are usually unable to accommodate individual requests for a change in timetable.
Applicants are specifically asked not to telephone chambers. Should a query arise, please direct it to recruitment@nexuschambers.com.
We regret that we are unable to provide feedback to applicants who have been unsuccessful at the paper-sift stage.
We are firmly committed to the principles of Equality & Diversity and Fair Recruitment & Selection.