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2 Temple Gardens - 12 months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
2 Temple Gardens
Head of AETO:
Martin Porter QC
Address of AETO:
2 ,Temple Gardens
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Civil and Commercial.
Practice areas:
Civil; Commercial; Personal Injury; Insurance; Finance; Employment; Clinical Negligence; Fraud; Insurance and Reinsurance; International Law; Product Liability; Professional Negligence; Sports law
Specialist services:
Arbitration; Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration)
South eastern; London
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
2 October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Pupillage at 2TG

We offer some of the best funded, best structured and most enjoyable pupillages at the Bar to up to 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 applications in 2022 is £70,000, comprising:-

£20,000 paid as a grant at the start of your BPTC year
£35,000 paid in the first 6 months of pupillage
£15,000 guaranteed earnings in your second six months*

During your pupillage, we ensure through training and assessment that you learn the skills and demonstrate the performance required to secure an offer of tenancy. At regular intervals we monitor your progress through formal reviews with your pupil supervisors and with you, enabling any issues or problems to be resolved at an early stage.

You will have 3 supervisors during your pupillage and will also work for and with other 2TG barristers. You will experience as much of the variety of our work as possible during your pupillage year.


Advocacy is one of a barrister's core skills. Training with pupil supervisors is supplemented by advocacy exercises and practical drafting sessions. Our pupils spend a high proportion of their Second Six on their feet in court, running their own cases.


2TG has a wide range of areas of expertise in civil and commercial work. We encourage pupils and new tenants to take advantage of the choice of work and make informed decisions about specialisation with the benefit of practical experience. Some practice areas are interlinked and many barristers practice in more than one area of expertise.
Application Questions

The following questions will form the Pupillage Application Questionnaire section of the application form for this pupillage vacancy. These are included here to allow you to prepare in advance.

  1. Why do you believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experiences or skills that you believe may help you in your career. (150 words)
  2. Which areas of law do you want to practise in and why? (150 words)
  3. Why do you want to be a tenant at 2TG? (150 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.