Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association

MTYBA Manchester Pupillage Day

On Saturday 4 June MTYBA hosted a Pupillage Day in Manchester, the first of its kind for MTYBA outside of London. Combining our three-part pupillage application programme into one single event we gave pupillage-seekers based in and around the northern circuit the chance to have their written applications scrutinised, undertake mock pupillage interviews, and perform advocacy exercises to our panels of local practitioners who then gave detailed feedback. One of our attendees gave the following feedback:

"I gained a lot from Saturday. I was given useful feedback on my pupillage application, great advice on how to approach a pupillage interview and gained good experience in conducting an advocacy exercise. I liked that the barristers cared about the advice they were giving and the fact that they were candid in their advice. Being given feedback from barristers on the Northern Circuit was a particular highlight. I am genuinely grateful for MTYBA’s effort in setting up the event."

Our sincere thanks go to Tim Storrie, Sam Karim and Doug Cochran for giving up their Saturday to assist us and impart their wisdom to our pupillage applicants. Thanks also go to Manchester Metropolitan University for hosting the event. 

MTYBA wishes the very best of luck to those who attended on Saturday with the applications and to all our pupillage applicants across the country. If you have any ideas or suggestions as to how we can  improve or pupillage application programme please do not hesitate to contact us at

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