Timetable for applications

Applications accepted from 11.00 (am) on 5th January 2022 until 14.00 (pm) 9th February 2022

Single round interview in April 2022 (exact dates will be confirmed in letters inviting you to interview).

Offers will be made at 9am on 6th May 2022, offers will remain open for 14 days.
Deadline for accepting offers 09.00 (am) 13th May 2022

About us

Westgate Chambers was established in 1987 and now consists of more than 40 barristers. We are based in Brighton and operate throughout the South East and beyond. Chambers is proud of its reputation for excellence and amenability. As a pupil you will be welcomed into the team and invited to join members at regular Chambers and circuit events.


The pupillage is divided in to 3 periods of 4 months supervision. The work undertaken will be mainly be in criminal and family law. We actively encourage periods of work experience during your First Six with outside agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service.

You will benefit from a rigorous training programme that can be tailored to pupils’ areas of interest. In your first six you will participate in regular workshops which will focus on common applications and drafting. In your second six you will undertake assessments in Crime, Family and negotiation.

Work in your Second Six

Chambers is a very busy common law set. You will have the opportunity to practice in all areas of Chambers’ work and can expect to appear frequently in the Magistrates prosecuting, defending as well as representing parents and children in the family courts. You will also have opportunity to work in the Crown Court and will undertake civil actions in the County Court.


Your Pupillage award will be in accordance with the BSB required minimum for out of London sets. Chambers awards a grant of half this required amount and guaranteed earnings for the remaining half of this required minimum per annum. You will receive this in monthly instalments.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and send it with a CV of no more than 2 pages and a covering letter to: pupillagecoordinators@westgate-chambers.co.uk

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please send your diversity monitoring questionnaire to: cwilson@westgate-chambers.co.uk

Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 we will NOT be accepting paper applications this year.

Read Pupillage Handbook 2021

Read Pupillage Policy 2021