One Essex Court offers five guaranteed 12-month Commercial pupillages and one Intellectual Property pupillage each year.
One Essex Court is committed to providing the finest training to its pupils, nurturing them to be amongst the very best barristers of their generation. From day one, pupils work with and learn from barristers who are pre-eminent in their field.
In recruiting pupils, One Essex Court seeks intellectual excellence, first-rate presentational ability, and a drive and commitment to excellence.
We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We are not looking for someone to fit a particular “mould” and there is no “One Essex Court barrister”. Our members have diverse backgrounds, pathways to the Bar, interests and personalities. For many of our members who worried that they might not “fit in” elsewhere at the bar, One Essex Court was a natural choice.
Our focus is simply on finding those individuals who show the best potential to become excellent barristers.
We particularly welcome candidates from backgrounds that are under-represented at the Commercial Bar, including (but non-exhaustively) women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities and those who are LGBT+.
Pupillage is only offered to those who are thought capable of becoming tenants. Pupils are not in competition with each other, and we are committed to taking on as tenants all pupils who meet the standard. Over the past five years, more than 90% of pupils have been offered tenancies.
All pupillages come with substantial funding.
In order to find out more about pupillage at One Essex Court, please consider coming to one of our Open Days
The work of the Commercial Bar by Simon Colton KC