Five paper – application for pupillage please inform Five Paper as soon as possible if you require a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process


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FIVE PAPER – APPLICATION FOR PUPILLAGE



Please inform Five Paper as soon as possible if you require a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process.

SECTION 1: PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • These first two pages and the Diversity Monitoring Form will not be made available to those short-listing for interview or interviewing).





Name:




Title:




Correspondence address:




Telephone:




Home Address

(if different from above):





Telephone:




Email:




Please provide the names and contact details of 3 referees:

1.

2.


3.


DECLARATION*
By signing or typing my name below I declare that all the information I have provided in this application is true and that nothing has been falsified in any way whatsoever.
I have read and complied with the application form checklist below.



Signed:




Date:




*Unsigned Application Forms will not be accepted.


Application form checklist

  1. Read and review the Pupillage Selection Policy and Pupillage Selection Criteria.

  2. Applications should be made by emailing this application form as a Word document or PDF to pupillage@fivepaper.com.

  3. Candidates must complete all sections of the application form and the declaration above.

  4. If you wish to complete the confidential equal opportunities monitoring form, please do so and ensure that it is attached to your application.

  5. Please do not include a covering letter, C.V. or references.

  6. Please ensure that email applications are received before the application deadline (6pm on 13 February 2017). Late applications will be automatically rejected.

On receipt

Emailed applications will receive an automatic message acknowledging receipt of application. Owing to the numbers of applications only candidates who are selected for interview will be contacted. It is not possible to enter into correspondence concerning individual applications or to give feedback at any stage of the application process.

SECTION 2: INTELLECTUAL ACHIEVEMENT


  • You are asked to avoid naming the institution(s) at which you studied.

  • Please indicate where grades are predicted, rather than achieved.

  • If you have yet to start the BPTC, please indicate when the course you intend to take will start and finish.

  • Where you have been awarded a grade lower than predicted or hoped for in your undergraduate degree, and/or BVC/BPTC (if completed), please explain briefly any extenuating circumstances and/or set out anything which you would like us to take into account in assessing your academic ability.




Qualification

Subject(s)

Grade

Undergraduate Degree




Overall grade:

Module marks:


BVC/BPTC




Overall grade:

Module marks:


Extenuating circumstances and other information


Scholarships, awards, and prizes


Inn of Court:




(Intended) date of Call:






SECTION 3: EXPERIENCE

  • Please give brief details of your legal, and relevant non-legal experience.

  • You can include mini-pupillages, marshalling, working for solicitors’ firms, voluntary work, work-experience, paid employment etc.

Organisation

Position

Role/Responsibilities/Relevance














































SECTION 4: ORAL ADVOCACY

  • Please give brief details of your oral advocacy and public speaking experience.

  • You can include mooting, debating, Model United Nations, County Court advocacy, teaching, giving speeches etc.

Type

Details































SECTION 5: SHORT QUESTIONS

  • Please answer the following questions, using a maximum of 150 words per answer.

  • Answers are assessed in accordance with the Pupillage Selection Criteria. The assessment is objective, and evidence-based.

What aspects of being a self-employed barrister, generally and as a member of Five Paper, will you find most challenging?




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Have you ever had to work with someone whom you did not like, who disagreed with you, or with whom you had nothing in common? How did you deal with that situation?




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Give an example of a time when you had to resolve a conflict, or impart disappointing news. What did you do, and what was the outcome?




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Please indicate whether you wish to apply for a pupillage commencing in October 2017 and/or in October 2018 by checking one or both of the boxes below:

October 2017 ☐ October 2018 ☐



SECTION 6: WRITTEN ADVOCACY

  • Please answer the following question in no more than 350 words.

Is having a home a human right?”




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Diversity Monitoring Form

Five Paper wishes to ensure that we are able to recruit, develop and retain the most talented barristers, pupils and staff. We value the diversity of backgrounds, skills and experiences found in our chambers, and actively promote an inclusive culture in which all of our members and staff are able to flourish. As part of meeting our commitments to equality and diversity, our chambers collects and analyses statistical information on all applicants who seek pupillage, tenancy or employed roles. This enables us to ensure that we continue to attract and select our pupils, members, and staff solely on the basis of their talent and potential to succeed.

The information that you are asked to provide in the section below will be treated in the strictest confidence. The information requested covers those areas set out in the Bar Standards Board’s Equality Rules and Guidance. It will be held confidentially by Five Paper’s Data Diversity Officer and will be used solely for statistical monitoring purposes.

You are not obliged to answer any or all of the questions below, but in providing this information you will help us to ensure that our recruitment is fair and objective for all.

  1. Which gender do you most identify with?

Male ☐ Female ☐ Prefer not to say ☐

  1. Please indicate the category that includes your current age:

☐ Under 25 years

☐ 25-34 years

☐ 35-44 years

☐ 45-54 years

☐ 55-64 years

☐ Over 65 years

☐ Prefer not to say

  1. What is your ethnic group? Choose one of the groups below to indicate your ethnic group (please tick one box only):

White

☐ British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish

☐ Irish

☐ Gypsy or Irish Traveller

☐ Any other white background

Mixed

☐ White/Black Caribbean

☐ White/Black/African

☐ White/Asian

☐ Other mixed

Asian or Asian British

☐ Indian

☐ Pakistani

☐ Bangladeshi

☐ Any other Asian background

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

☐ Caribbean

☐ African

☐ Black British

☐ Any other black/Caribbean/black British background

Other ethnic group

☐ Arab

☐ Chinese

☐ Any other ethnic group

☐ Prefer not to say

  1. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

(The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as having a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial long term, adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. “Long term” means the impairment is likely to or has lasted for 12 months or more).

    1. Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition above?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Prefer not to say

    1. Are your day to day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?

☐ Yes, limited a lot

☐ Yes, limited a little

☐ No

☐ Prefer not to say

If you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process please contact Simon Robinson, Five Paper’s Equality and Diversity Officer. This information will not be used in the selection process.

  1. What is your sexual orientation?

☐ Bisexual

☐ Gay man

☐ Gay woman/lesbian

☐ Heterosexual/straight

☐ Other

☐ Prefer not to say

  1. What is your religion or belief?

☐ No religion or belief

☐ Buddhist

☐ Christian

☐ Hindu

☐ Jewish

☐ Muslim

☐ Sikh

☐ Any other religion

☐ Prefer not to say

  1. What is your socio-economic background?

    1. Were you part of the first generation of your family to go to university to study a BA, BSc course or higher?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Prefer not to say

    1. Did you mainly attend a state or fee-paying school between the ages of 11-18?

☐ State

☐ Fee-paying

☐ Prefer not to say

    1. If you attended a fee-paying school, did you ever receive any kind of financial assistance to cover 50% or more of the school fees?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Prefer not to say

  1. Do you have caring responsibilities?

    1. Are you a primary carer for a child or children under 18?

☐ Yes

☐ No

☐ Prefer not to say

    1. Do you look after or give any help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of either long term physical or mental ill-health/disability, or problems related to old age?

(Do not count anything you do as part of paid employment)

☐ Yes, 1-19 hours per week

☐ Yes, 20-49 hours per week

☐ Yes, 50 or more hours per week

☐ No

☐ Prefer not to say


Thank you for completing this confidential Diversity Monitoring Form.

Senior Clerk: David Portch

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