Cornerstone Barristers offers the work-based learning component (pupillage) of the Authorisation Framework. Pupillage provides real-life training of a barrister’s work under the supervision of qualified and experienced barristers. This enables pupils to build on their prior learning and experience in order to demonstrate the relevant competences in the professional statement as set out in the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) curriculum and assessment strategy.
We recognise the vital role of pupillage in keeping our Chambers at the forefront of the modern legal profession. We want people with fresh minds and new approaches to progress. A significant proportion of members became tenants after successful periods of pupillage here.
Pupillage is a challenging and intense time, but our barristers will give you support to ensure you find it incredibly rewarding too.
There is a strong collegial feel in Chambers. There are plenty of spontaneous and organised informal get-togethers, so pupils have plenty of opportunities to meet everyone.
Cornerstone Barristers hosted a pupillage open evening in Chambers on 27 November 2023. Watch here.
Apply via the Pupillage Gateway here. Applications close on 7th February 2024.