Mini-pupil raises the bar with chocolatey chambers thank-you

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By Thomas Connelly on

Aspiring barrister delivers a chocolate and fruit-covered note in top culinary arse-licking gesture


A recent mini-pupil at Leeds-based set Park Square knows exactly how to win over members of the bar.

Tweeting last week from the chambers’ account, the tenants revealed the chocolatey thank-you.

The set — which is the product of last February’s merger between No 6 and Sovereign Chambers — describes itself as “the largest multi-disciplinary set in the North East”, modestly suggesting that it is “set to change the face of advocacy” in the region.

The wannabe barrister, named Nabeela, presented a chocolate and fruit-covered gift, which also included the set’s branding. It is unclear from the tweet whether Nabeela is a keen follower of the Great British Bake Off and actually slaved over a hot oven to produce this enhanced show of gratitude, or whether she took the easy route and commissioned professionals to craft a bespoke effort.

Legal Cheek reported in April this year that pupillage places up for grabs had slipped below the 400 mark for the first time in living memory.

So with competition for increasingly elusive pupillage places at an all time high, it’s clearly never too early to make a good, chocolatey, impression. Although Legal Cheek remains confident that Park Square’s pupillage committee will not be unduly affected by chocolate euphoria when making an objective decision on awarding places.