At Black Antelope Law we do not offer jobs, but opportunities.
We are a close-knit team of individuals and you can read more about the values which bring us together here.
We have set out below the opportunities currently being offered and the relevant procedure for those who wish to take advantage of them.
Work Experience (including Mini-Pupillage)
Black Antelope Law is committed to increasing diversity and equality of opportunity in the legal profession.
The practice does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex or sexual orientation. The practice is committed to acting to advance equality of opportunity to reduce the inequalities of outcome which result from socio-economic disadvantage and is a partner of the Inner Temple’s Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (“PASS”).
In addition to PASS, we offer up to 8 work experience placements per calendar year, normally for a maximum of 3 days: usually consecutive. The practice will, however, endeavour to make reasonable adjustments where required to, in order to take account of the circumstances of individual applicants.
The practice sees placements as a vital component in learning about life at the Bar and the legal profession more generally.
The nature of our work requires that matters remain confidential. By applying to the practice, all applicants agree to keep all client matters they learn about during their work experience placement confidential.
We encourage applications from women, members of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities, those who are LGBTQ+, as well as candidates from other groups that are underrepresented in the legal sector including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In considering applications to the practice, we will take account of our power under s.159 Equality Act 2010 to take lawful positive action to advance equality of participation.
Application is by way of a CV and covering letter to: [email protected]
The covering letter (which should be no more than a side of A4) should set out:
- Dates of availability;
- Whether there are any particular areas or departments of the practice that they are interested in; and
- How the applicant satisfies the practice’s ethos of innovation and/or transformation.
The nature of practice means that we cannot guarantee that any particular areas of work will be taking place on any particular day; we will, however, do our best to place you in areas in which you express an interest.
Where all the places for the year have been filled, a notice will be posted on our website to that effect and applications will not be considered or retained once all placement positions have been filled for the particular calendar year.
Pupillage at Black Antelope Law is offered on the basis of annualised hours over a period of the equivalent of 12 months. As a result, candidates are given the flexibility to complete pupillage part-time, full-time but over a condensed period of a combination of both.
We are currently advertising for a family and immigration law pupil to start in the autumn of 2023.
A copy of the pupillage application form can be downloaded here: Black Antelope_Pupillage_Application_Form 22.
What to Expect During Pupillage
You can read more about the structure of pupillage and what to expect during pupillage by reading our pupillage policy, which can be downloaded here: Black Antelope Law Pupillage Policy Oct 22