Pupillage applications – closing date: 4 February 2013

Tax Chambers, 15 Old Square is now accepting applications for pupillage commencing in October 2014.

Further information is available here

Applying for Pupillage

Tax Chambers’ reputation is founded on the quality of our specialist advice and advocacy, and we place great emphasis on the training of pupils and of our junior tenants acquiring as much experience as possible in the initial years of practice.

Our philosophy regarding pupillage is that it should only be offered where there is a firm expectation that the candidate has the necessary capabilities for practice at the Revenue Bar and that the pupillage will result in an offer of tenancy.

Although we do not require candidates to have an in depth knowledge of the UK tax code, applicants should expect a rigorous examination of their intellectual and analytical capabilities at the interview stage. This approach has resulted in our last three pupils becoming junior tenants.

The pupillage year

We believe that pupils should be involved in every aspect of their pupil supervisor’s work. We give our pupils a rounded overview of a barrister’s role, and aim to equip them for the legal and practical challenges they will face in tax practice.

You will be involved in every aspect of your pupil supervisor’s practice, obtaining an overview of the advisory and litigation processes at the Revenue Bar. Pupils attend conferences with clients and are encouraged to discuss the strategic, procedural and ethical elements of cases with their supervisors.

Pupils are also encouraged to work with other members of chambers, both QCs and juniors.

Dates for application

Applications for pupillage commencing in October 2014 will be accepted from 31 October 2012. The application process closes on 4 February 2012 and the first round of interviews will follow shortly thereafter.

Applications for pupillage must be made to Mrs Amanda Hardy, with a CV either with a covering letter or as an attachment to a covering e-mail to taxchambers@15oldsquare.co.uk.

Finance

We currently offer a pupillage award of £40,000 for twelve months.