Apex Chambers is pleased to offer 2 criminal pupillages to commence in September 2022.

The deadline for applications is 2:00pm on 9th February 2022.

Successful applicants will spend time with a number of different members of chambers in order to gain a range of experience in both prosecution and defence work. Pupils will be remunerated in accordance with the minimum pupillage award as specified by the Bar Standards Board, 50% of which will be paid by Chambers during the first 6 months of pupillage. The remaining 50% will consist of guaranteed earnings during the second 6 months.

As a member of the Pupillage Gateway, Apex Chambers uses the system to advertise.

Please see our advert for further information.



Apex Chambers usually offers a limited number of mini-pupillages each year. These normally take place in June, July and August only.


In light of the Covid-19 situation, Apex Chambers is giving priority to the health and safety of all involved in the Criminal Justice System and is unable to offer mini pupillages that would conform with social distancing at present.

If you were hoping to start a mini pupillage this year or had been accepted and given a date to start please contact us for an update. We hope to be able to welcome you in the near future but will be governed by the current restrictions in Court.


Applicants should be aware that the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn is currently running a Mini Pupillage Grant Scheme which offers financial assistance to students who have secured a mini-pupillage but would benefit from additional funds to complete it. Details of how to apply can be found on the Lincoln’s Inn website.