If you are taking up pupillage in 2017 and your first six commences between 1 April 2017 and November 2017 and you are to be paid a total for the year of no more than £18,000 (including guaranteed earnings), you could receive our top-up award of a further £12,000. We will be making the award to one pupil every year.
- The award will be based on a combination of financial need and merit.
- The award is made irrespective of the core practice areas of the set hosting your pupillage.
- The first step in the application process asks for your financial details and why you need the award. We believe that by virtue of having secured pupillage, all candidates will have passed a rigorous interview process and have an excellent academic background. Accordingly, we will not require a full CV. However, we do ask you to supply two short pieces of writing (see the application form for details) in order to demonstrate your merit.
- We will also ask for the details of a referee. We may contact this referee if we require more information about you.
- From this stage, we will draw up a shortlist of six candidates who will be asked to write a headnote for a Weekly Law Report based on an unreported transcript that we will supply. We will expect all the candidates to have an understanding of the quality and structure of a law report.
- The final selection will be made by the judging panel; Margaret Bowron QC, Mr Justice Roth & Clive Scowen (Editor, the ICLR).
- The final decision will be based on a combination of the headnote and the short essays supplied with the initial application.
- The winning candidate will be notified late June 2017 and receive the award in two biannual amounts from October 2017.
- We will be taking applications from 1st March 2017. The closing date is 31st March 2017.
ICLR’s Head of Marketing Daniel Hoadley told Lawyer2B
As a charity, ICLR is always looking for new ways to support law students and those embarking on a career at the Bar – the ICLR Pupillage Award is a new way in which we aim to support students commencing pupillage in chambers.
The majority of ICLR’s staff are barristers, so we’re acutely aware of how challenging pupillage can be and how this has been exacerbated for some areas of the profession by recent cuts to legal aid.”
ICLR Pupillage Award Terms
- It is not possible to give feedback to any candidates. All candidates are measured against other candidates.
- The Judging Panel’s decision is final. We reserve the right not to give an award if no candidate meets the criteria.
- The candidate, as a pupil/member of the Bar, will be expected to to comply with the Bar Code of Conduct.
- Financial information supplied will be kept confidential.
- The award will be given in two payments; one in October and one on the first day of the start of the second six months of pupillage.
- Should the pupil leave the pupillage before April, the second part of the award will not be given.
- We will do our best to protect the security of your information but, since the internet is not an entirely secure medium of communication, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you input on this website or send to us via the internet.
The ICLR takes with the utmost seriousness its obligations not to discriminate unlawfully against any candidate.