‘Should I apply for pupillage in London or the regions?’

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Budding barrister needs help

In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, a prospective pupil wonders where the best place to pursue a pupillage is — in the City, or regions.

“Hello Legal Cheek! I’m a recent graduate set on a career at the commercial Bar, although not sure whether to head for London, or pursue a regional chambers. I think a ‘top’ chambers in London is probably out of my reach, and so the sets I’m looking at are more mid-tier. My question is, where should I apply for pupillage? Would it be better to look for a position outside of London at a top regional chambers? My main criteria are the initial earnings that I could make, and then the long term prospects of a career. Thank you!”

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