Now Open – 2025 Pupillage Applications, Parklane Plowden Chambers
3 January 2024

Now Open – 2025 Pupillage Applications, Parklane Plowden Chambers

We are pleased to confirm we intend to recruit 5 pupils for the following specialist pupillages:

  • Civil & Employment Pupillage based in Leeds;
  • Civil & Employment Pupillage based in Newcastle;
  • Family Pupillage based in Leeds;
  • Family Pupillage based in Newcastle;
  • Commercial & Chancery Pupillage based in Leeds.

A Civil & Employment Pupillage will involve exposure primarily to personal injury, clinical negligence and employment work, with opportunities to experience some of our other civil practice areas too. We will seek to adapt the pupillages according to the interests of the pupil, having regard to Chambers’ business needs at the time.

A Family Pupillage will involve exposure to all aspects of family law including public and private child work, applications under Part IV Family Law Act 1996, matrimonial finance, financial provision for children under Schedule 1, cohabitation disputes and Inheritance Act applications, as well as to our expanding area of practice within the Court of Protection. Members of Chambers regularly represent local authorities, parents, children, the Official Solicitor, as well as private clients.

A Commercial & Chancery Pupillage will involve exposure to commercial and chancery litigation. This will include general commercial litigation, banking and finance, partnership disputes, insolvency work, probate work, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and property litigation.

The applications window runs from 12:01am on Wednesday 3rd January 2024 to Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 11:59pm. All applications must be received during this period.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made on the relevant Application Form which you find:

  • Civil & Employment Pupillage Application Form: here
  • Family Pupillage Application Form: here
  • Commercial & Chancery Application Form: here
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form: here

We are hosting an open evening on Wednesday 10th January 2024 in our Leeds Chambers starting at 6pm. It will be an informal event providing a chance to meet some of our current pupils and members, have a look around the building and listen to a few short presentations about the pupillages we have an offer, our different practice areas, as well as our selection process and how best to approach it.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to by 4th January 2024.

Further details on how to apply for pupillage can be found here.