2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings regards its pupils as an integral part in the running and growth of Chambers. We therefore take the recruitment process of pupils extremely seriously.

Chambers offers up to two twelve month funded pupillages each year. Pupils will receive the London Living Wage of £18,436.  This comprises a grant of £9,218 spread over the first six months and guaranteed earnings of £1,536 a month during their second six.

Applications for tenancy are usually made after the completion of a third six.


Chambers, in assessing the suitability of applicants, has a two stage interview process. The first round interview takes the form of an advocacy exercise such as a plea in mitigation or bail application.


Successful applicants from the first round will be invited to a second round interview; this will take the form of an interview, conducted by a panel of tenants, which will cover matters contained in the paper application as well as current legal affairs.


In their first six months, pupils can expect to be supervised by up to two members of Chambers who specialise in either crime or family law. First six pupils will undertake regular advocacy exercises and receive on-going feedback from their pupil supervisor. In their second six months, pupils can expect to receive instructions to appear in court on a daily basis. The work will consist of criminal and family matters including briefs in the magistrates’ courts, family courts and some matters in the crown court.

For enquiries regarding pupillage, please contact Alex Walker by e-mail: pupillage@2drj.com.

Pupillage Applications

Applications for pupillage to commence in October 2020 are now open. Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their written application in December 2019 or early January 2020.


The application form is available through this link.  The application form is an editable PDF document and we would be grateful for return of it in the same format so as to allow editing of sections used internally.   Please return your application form to pupillage@2drj.com.


The deadline for receipt of applications is 17:00 on 25th October 2019.


Applications for pupillage to commence in October 2021 will open in the Summer of 2021, when the application form and further documentation will appear on this page.

Mini Pupillage

Interested in a mini pupillage? Click HERE.

3rd Six Pupillage

Interested in a 3rd Six pupillage? Click HERE.