4 Pump Court often receives enquiries from lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions seeking a reduced or unfunded pupillage. It is our policy to prioritise recruitment of our junior tenants from the twelve month pupils and it is therefore only on rare occasions and to exceptional candidates that Chambers will offer a reduced and/or unfunded pupillage. In general, candidates who are entitled to a reduced pupillage but who are at the start or an early stage of their legal career (typically up to 5 years post-qualification) should apply for a twelve-month funded pupillage in the normal way, while established practitioners (typically in excess of 5 years post-qualification) may be considered for recruitment under Chambers’ lateral hire procedure even though they may be required to undertake a period of pupillage before practising at the Bar.
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and aim to select candidates for both pupillage and tenancy on merit irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 4 Pump Court is a Supporter of the Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professions (the Black Talent Charter) and gives deliberate preference to Black candidates when faced with a tie-breaker situation, providing such candidates are equally qualified.
We will also consider any reasonable adjustments needed to ensure that you can participate in our selection process fairly.
For help and advice talk to a member of our clerking team. They can advise on the best options for your matter.
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