The pupillage guide FAQs

Q: Why did you decide to write this guide?

To help the next generation of barristers and to promote accessibility in the profession.

For more details, see our ‘why write the pupillage guide‘ page.

Q: Who are you, anyway?

We are a collective: 1 x pupil & 1 x silk working closely together, with significant contributions from a few pupils. Add in a ton of tips/comments/advice gleaned from pupils, juniors, careers advisors and barristers and you have the entire team!

See the ‘About the Authors‘ page for more on the key players.

Q: Why should we take your advice?

You don’t have to. But we think our advice is pretty good.

Q: What if I have a question that is not answered by your guide?

Give it a few days, read the site cover-to-cover and then, if you are sure that your question has not been answered by the guide, send us an email via our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Q: Can you help me with my application for a mini-pupillage/pupillage and/or will you look at my CV?

No. We believe that our contribution towards your future success is to be found on this website alone.

Q: Your advice is wrong / misguided / mean etc.

The site is full of frank advice – we tell it like it is, because we believe that this approach is what will help applicants the most. We are here to help; if you don’t like the advice, feel free to ignore it.

Q: Why is your logo a mouse in a wig? Aren’t you just copying the Secret Barrister?!

How rude! The logo is the image of a gift that Beheshteh received.


The pupillage guide FAQs

That’s it. You’re at the end! No more advice, quips, opinions, facts, “Next page” links, hard-hitting truths, or funny pictures.

Good luck