Pupillage at Crucible.

Members of Crucible specialise in financial crime, serious and complex crime and regulatory law. Members both prosecute and defend and although pupils will undertake primarily defence work, chambers encourage pupils to prosecute in order to develop essential core skills. In regulatory work pupils may also be involved in fitness to practice hearings from an early stage.

Experience tells us that our pupils are kept busy by our thriving criminal practice and can expect to be at the coal face of the Criminal Bar by being in court on an almost daily basis once on their feet. If you join us, we can guarantee a commitment to help you realise your potential by providing the support and professional supervision needed in a friendly and down to earth environment.

What we look for.

At Crucible, we look for pupils who will thrive in the challenging and exciting environment of the Criminal Bar, who are friendly and approachable, yet will be fearless in their representation of their client. 

We take care in selecting our pupils as we aim to invest significant time and expertise in them with a view to them becoming tenants.

Crucible recruits pupils through the Bar Council’s Pupillage Gateway.

“Third Sixes”/ fixed term tenancies.

We continually monitor the level of work in chambers and may from time to time advertise for third six pupils / fixed term tenants on our website.  Please visit our news page to see if we are actively seeking third six pupils / fixed term tenants.  We also advertise vacancies on the Bar Council’s website.

Crucible is committed to diversifying the Bar and encourage applicants from non-traditional backgrounds to apply for consideration. Please see our Equality and Diversity Policy for more information.

Applications for fixed term tenancies / "third six pupillages" should be made by completing our online application form or by email to pupillage@crucible.law, enclosing a covering letter and CV. Crucible treats all applications with the strictest confidence.   

Equal opportunities.

We operate an equal opportunities policy, looking for the strongest applicants regardless of background. Successful applicants must demonstrate not only academic ability and advocacy skills, but also empathy, good judgement, and a commitment to their role.

Chambers offers mini-pupilages. 

Fixed Term Tenancy Application Form.