Cornwall Street Barristers offers common law pupillages and our pupils are able to gain experience in a wide range of disciplines.

We want to attract candidates who have a good academic record, strong interpersonal skills, an ability to work very hard and can demonstrate their commitment to a career at the bar. A full person specification for pupils can be downloaded together with Cornwall Street Barristers’ Pupillage Policy which give full details of our recruitment process and selection criteria. The policy also sets out what you can expect during the pupillage year.

We advertise pupillages at www.pupillagegateway.com where details of pupillages currently available can be found.

Selected applicants will be invited to an interview/assessment on a date to be confirmed.

Cornwall Street Barristers operates an equal opportunities policy and adheres to the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar to ensure the equal treatment of pupils and tenants, regardless of gender, physical disability, age, race or sexual orientation.

Applications should be made on the Pupillage Application Form and submitted with your Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire.

Both forms can be downloaded below. Completed forms should be emailed to James Farmer, Administration Manager at j.farmer@cornwallstreet.co.uk or alternatively both forms printed out and sent to Cornwall Street Barristers, 85-87 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 3BY.

Pupillage Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire

Person Specification

Pupillage Policy

Third Six Pupillage


In addition to recruitment through 12 month pupillages, we occasionally look to recruit third six pupils when there is a business need for more junior tenants in one or more of our practice areas. When considering applications for third six pupils we do so with a view of offering the right candidate tenancy at the end of their six months.

If we find there is a business need to recruit a third six then we will advertise the position on the Bar Council website, on our own website and may advertise in Counsel Magazine or other publications.

Applications should be made by emailing your CV and covering letter to the Administration Manager, James Farmer, at j.farmer@cornwallstreet.co.uk along with a completed Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire which can be found above.