2TG is a leading set of chambers, recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for its expertise in numerous fields of civil and commercial practice.

Our barristers regularly appear in landmark cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

We offer some of the best-funded, best structured and most enjoyable pupillages at the Bar for two or three candidates each year.  We offer pupillage only to those we think have real potential to become 2TG tenants. There is no quota, so you are not in competition with your fellow pupils for tenancy.

Our Pupillage Award for 2024/2025 is £82,500 comprising:

  • £20,000 paid as a grant after acceptance of the offer for your BPTC year
  • £47,500 paid in the first 6 months of pupillage
  • £15,000 guaranteed earnings in your second six months*

*our experience is that second six pupils earn significantly more

2TG Pupillage Brochure

Pupillage Brochure

The Structure of Our Pupillage

At 2TG, you will sit with three different pupil supervisors over the course of the pupillage year, which will give you an opportunity to experience a range of different work.

You will also have the chance to work for other members of chambers, including some of our leading Silks.

You are also given the opportunity to build your own practice from a very early stage.

Our pupils are given cases of their own at the start of the Second Six of the pupillage year. 2TG prides itself on its friendly and supportive environment, and so we provide advocacy training for all our pupils, led by qualified Inns of Court advocacy trainers.

Additionally, when you start taking on your own cases, you can count on your pupil supervisors and chambers’ junior tenants to help you prepare for your very first experiences in Court.

How to Apply

Please apply via the Pupillage Gateway. For a link to the Pupillage Gateway, click here.

Selection of pupils is on merit. We look for a strong academic background – successful applicants will usually have, or be predicted, a first or high 2.1 in their undergraduate subject.

You can download our selection criteria and a descriptive list of the qualities and non-academic involvement and achievements that we look for in a prospective barrister from the link on the left. These will help you to complete your application.

We are committed to increasing inclusion and diversity at the Bar and at 2TG. We particularly encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which have been historically underrepresented at the Bar.

Above all, we look for pupils who will build on our tradition of excellence.

Our Selection Process For Pupils

All applications received through the Pupillage Gateway are scored by reference to set criteria. These reflect our pupillage selection criteria. Applications are anonymised and equality monitoring data is removed.

We invite around the 40 best applicants to a first round interview, held in chambers. The interview will last approximately 20 minutes and will include an advocacy exercise. Candidates will be given 30 minutes to prepare the exercise. The first round interviews are usually conducted by a panel of two members of chambers.

We invite the 12 best performers from the first round interview to do a written exercise and then to attend a final round interview. The interview lasts around 40 minutes and will include structured questions and a legal problem. The written exercise and legal problem are designed to test legal aptitude rather than any specific legal knowledge. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about life at 2TG.

Note: Candidates who have applied previously are welcome to apply again but we would recommend that they only do so if they can demonstrate that their application is materially different from their previous application. Material changes might include significantly higher than predicted academic results, recent high level mooting success and/or further experience which is highly relevant to the pupillage selection criteria.

Third Six Pupils

We welcome applications from outstanding Third Six candidates who demonstrate an interest in one or more of 2TG’s areas of expertise throughout the year.

Application is by covering letter and CV. Please contact our Pupillage Administrator at pupillage@2tg.co.uk for the details we require to be included in the CV and covering letter, and for information on the types of references we require.

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