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Lamb Building - 12 Months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Lamb Building
Head of AETO:
Bernard Richmond QC
Address of AETO:
Ground Floor, Lamb Building
Middle Temple Lane
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Common Law
Practice areas:
Crime; Immigration; Family; Civil; Public Law; Regulatory
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Pro Bono; Mediation
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
2 October 2023
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
We offer up to three funded 12 months pupillages each year. Successful candidates can expect to be allocated supervisors who practise in the areas of particular interest to our pupils. A degree of flexibility is maintained to ensure that each pupil gets the maximum exposure to the range of work in Chambers.

This flexibility manifests itself through the allocation of several supervisors throughout your pupillage. You also have the opportunity to work with tenants beyond your pupil supervisors. We encourage the use of technology to improve efficiency. Advocacy training in particular take place at various times, in various locations and utilises remote video conferencing.

Pupils will have the flexibility to work out of our premises in Temple and Brighton.

We have one recruitment round per year which runs alongside the timetable operated by the Pupillage Gateway. Shortlisted applicants are invited to a half day session which normally consists of 2 interviews, including a short advocacy exercise and a written exercise.

The application form is anonymised prior to marking and assessors do not have access to the education/reference form. Individual questions on the form are marked on a sliding scale of; not met, partially met, fully met, exceeds and exceptional. Diversity data is kept strictly confidential.

If selected for interview candidates will be assessed on their presentation, legal knowledge, structure of answers and ethics as well as their grasp of the legal concepts raised during the interview.

The application form and an education/reference form can be found on our website
How to apply
An application form and an education/reference form are available to download at Please pay attention to the individual word limits. The information on the education/reference form will not be disclosed to those involved in shortlisting for interview. Your application form will be anonymised before it is marked.

The application form, the education/reference form and an accompanying cover letter should be saved in PDF format and emailed to Please note applications will not be accepted before the 5th January 2022 nor after 11:00 on the 9th February 2022.

Please include the confidential equal opportunities form, individual questions are optional.