Pupillage Application upload checklist

Make sure your pupillage application is ready for submission with our checklist for aspiring barristers preparing gateway applications.

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Are you an aspiring barrister about to submit your pupillage applications? It’s important to make sure that your applications are well-presented and tailored to the chambers you are applying to. This checklist is designed to guide you through the final review process, ensuring nothing is overlooked. Print it out or keep it handy on your device to tick off each essential step as you complete your applications.

Work Experience Section:

  • Utilise the STAR Technique: Ensure each experience clearly outlines the Situation, Task, Action, and Result.
  • Clarity and Conciseness: Use bullet points where appropriate to make your experiences easy to read while remaining impactful.

Accuracy in Details:

  • Correct Spelling of Names: Double-check the spelling of chambers, barristers, and judges.
  • Specificity to Chambers: Ensure there are no references to other chambers, maintaining professionalism and focus.

Content Review:

  • Eliminate Repetitive Information: Review your application to ensure there is no duplication of content.


  • Grammar and Spelling Check: Thoroughly proofread your application to correct any spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
  • External Review: If possible, have someone else review your application to catch any mistakes you might have missed.

Application Customisation:

  • Tailor to Each Chambers: Adjust your application to highlight experiences and skills relevant to the specific requirements of each chambers.

A note on mental health and wellbeing:

Maintain Perspective: Recognise the effort you are putting into this process and remember that your value is not defined by the outcome of these applications.

Submission Organisation:

Next Steps:

  • Subscription to Resources: Ensure you are subscribed to the BATB Mailing List for access to interview preparation resources and workshops.
  • Consider Interview Coaching: If seeking more personalised support, book a coaching session to refine your interview techniques.

Utilise this checklist as your final run-through before submitting each pupillage application to ensure you have covered all bases. This process is a marathon, not a sprint, and taking the time to carefully review your application against these points can make a significant difference in your journey to becoming a barrister.

Best of luck with your applications. Remember, every application is a step forward in your career path, and perseverance is key to achieving your goals.

Blessing Mukosha Park

Blessing Mukosha Park

I'm a Future Barrister, Digital Entrepreneur and Content Creator. This blog is partially a journal and also a guide for aspiring barristers to consult and guide them during their journey. I hope reading this blog motivates, educates and inspires you. I currently live in East London and you will find me working on my laptop or in front of a camera. Say hi if you see me around!

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