A pupillage at KCH Garden Square provides the flexibility of being able to gain experience in a wide range of subject areas whilst at the same time being able to tailor your training if you so wish.


Current Vacancies

KCH Garden Square is currently seeking to recruit up to two funded pupils into the Civil & Family team.

Pupillage is offered with a view to tenancy and is for a period of 12 months. Pupils can expect to be actively involved in the full range of the wide variety of work undertaken by the specialist Civil & Family team but with a focus on Family work.

Pupillage is funded with an award of £15,000 consisting of a monthly award of £1,250 in the ‘first six and guaranteed minimum earnings of £1,250 in the ‘second six’.

Applications are by covering letter and CV to be sent by post to Mrs Hannah Scothern, KCH Garden Square, Nottingham, NG1 5BH and marked ‘Pupillage’.

The deadline for applications to have been received in chambers is 01 May 2018, any applications received after this time will not be considered.

Full information is available on the Pupillage Gateway here


What happens during pupillage?

Pupils spend the first four months with their pupil supervisor. The next two months is aimed at helping pupils to prepare for their second six months when they will be undertaking their own work. This means that whilst the pupil is still under the supervision of the same pupil supervisor, they spend more time with junior members of chambers learning about their work and tenants from a whole variety of practice areas.

The second six months allows pupils to carry out their own work under the supervision of a pupil supervisor.



KCH Garden Square offers a limited number of mini-pupillages each year to individuals who are currently studying law (undergraduate law or law conversion course), as we find that this is when mini-pupils obtain the most from the experience.

Mini-pupillage is one of the first practical steps on your journey to becoming a practising barrister. We recognise the importance that a mini-pupillage will play in the decisions you take about the direction of your career. We believe that a mini-pupillage is a very good way to familiarise yourself with us and our work.

Mini-pupils generally spend three days in Chambers and mini-pupillages are not assessed.


Application for a Mini-Pupillage

Applications for mini-pupillage can be sent to us at any time but will be considered together on set dates with a view to booking a mini-pupillage during the following quarter. Applications are considered on the 1st December, 1st March, 1st June and 1st September. We respond to every application we receive, but please note that you will not hear back from us until after the next assessment date.

If you wish to apply, please complete an application form and return either by email to administration@kchgardensquare.co.uk or by post to 1 Oxford Street, Nottingham NG1 5BH, marked for the attention of Hannah Scothern.


Equality & Diversity

KCH Garden Square is committed to valuing and promoting diversity in all areas of Chambers and welcomes applications from all candidates. We are fully committed to equality and diversity in both recruitment and the provision of services and the mini-pupillage selection procedures are operated without discrimination.

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Contact information
KCH Garden Square
1 Oxford Street,
Nottingham, NG1 5BH.
Telephone +44 (0) 115 941 8851
Fax: +44 (0) 115 941 4169
DX 10042 Nottingham
96a New Walk,
Leicester, LE1 7EA.
Telephone +44 (0) 116 298 7500
Fax +44 (0) 116 298 7501
DX 17003 Leicester 2

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