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Five Paper - 12 months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Five Paper
Head of AETO:
Rachel Sleeman
Address of AETO:
Five Paper, 5 Paper Buildings
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Commercial; Property
Specialist services:
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
2 October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
We are offering up to 2 pupillages starting in October 2023 with a total package of £50,000.00 for the successful applicants, split as £30,000.00 award and £20,000.00 guaranteed earnings.

Five Paper is a leading civil set, particularly well known in the area of Social Housing but with recognised quality across Property and Commercial law. We are 43 barristers strong and pride ourselves on our inclusive and approachable style. You would be joining a set that has thriving teams in business immigration and regulatory, commercial, employment, family, and property law.

Pupils are Five Paper will have 5 different supervisors during their pupillage, with an emphasis on training and feedback to ensure the pupils meet the standard for tenancy. Our pupils are on their feet throughout their 2nd six, undertaking a range of work and providing a brilliant opportunity to enhance their advocacy skills.
How to apply
We do not use the Pupillage Gateway. Applications should be made using our application form. Applicants are strongly advised to read Five Paper’s Pupillage Selection Policy and Pupillage Selection Criteria before completing the application form.

The application form, Pupillage Selection Policy and Pupillage Selection Criteria are available to download from 09:00 on 25 November 2021. Applications should be sent by email as a Word or PDF attachment to

We will accept applications from 09:00 on 5 January 2022. The deadline for applications is 14:00 on 9 February 2022. Any application received after that date will be automatically rejected.

All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application at each stage of the application process, and general feedback will be given. However, Five Paper does not enter into correspondence about applications, or give individual feedback at any stage.