Unfunded pupillages are back

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For ten years now, it has been compulsory for chambers to pay their pupils. But it’s still possible to get round the rule if a Bar Standards Board (BSB) waiver is obtained — as Regent Chambers has just proved…

From Pupillage Gateway, here is Stoke-based Regent Chambers’ ad for a 12 month unfunded pupillage commencing October 2013.


The BSB refused to shed any light on the waiver, with a spokesperson telling Legal Cheek: “We cannot comment on the specifics of individual applications, but we can confirm that, in this instance, a waiver has been granted.”

Regent Chambers has not responded to our request for comment.