Devon Chambers is a passionate advocate for the pupillage system. We believe that the recruitment of pupils is central to the growth and stability of Chambers and understand the importance of creating a nurturing environment in which the pupil can flourish at the start of his or her career. We have continued to offer pupillage during the public health pandemic.
Two of our members (Jason Beal and Piers Norsworthy) have delivered training for pupil supervisors on the Western Circuit and, as a consequence, Devon Chambers’ pupils can be assured that their pupillage will be structured in accordance with best practice models.
Our pupillage coordinator (Scott Horner) is dedicated to ensuring that every pupil gets the best training possible; he has created a welcoming programme for pupils and is committed to ensuring that pupils are integrated into Chambers from the time that they accept pupillage – this can be particularly useful in helping future pupils in that period between accepting a pupillage offer and beginning pupillage. The pupillage team work closely with the mini-pupillage officer and the Devon Chambers’ Students’ Forum to ensure that Devon Chambers remains at the vanguard of friendly and progressive sets of Chambers.
We at Devon Chambers recognise that we have not yet met our own goals for a diverse Chambers. We actively encourage applications from those from a minority background.