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Pupillage

Lance Mason is a forward-thinking law firm, with our primary offices located in the heart of Blackburn, Lancashire. We specialise in serious, complex and high-profile cases. Our main areas of practice are: Corporate/Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, EL/PL, Advocacy, Clinical Negligence, Industrial Disease and Costs. Lance Mason’s team has over 100 years combined legal experience and an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the law. Lance Mason’s team consists of Barristers, Solicitors, Advocates, Charted Legal Executives, Consultants, Litigation Executives, Costs Lawyers and Costs Draftsmen. Members of Lance Mason regularly appear in the County Courts across the Northern and Midland circuits.

Lance Mason’s fundamental, core values were designed to create a culture of excellence and to highlight our vision. Our core values are: 

1.    Honesty, Integrity and Transparency

2.    Taking Personal Responsibility

3.    Mutual Support and Continuous Development

4.    Strong and Personal Client Relationships

5.    Our Environment

6.    Our Business, Our Future

Since our inception in 2010, we have experienced rapid growth to become one of the leading law firms in the industry. Lance Mason’s success has been recognised on numerous occasions: Finalist for the Investors in People Employer of the Year Award, Gold accreditation from Investors in People until 2020 (4 years running), Winners of the HIVE Business Awards 2015, shortlisted in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2014, Diamond Ambassador of the year 2015, Finalists in the Professional Services Business of the Year Award, Finalists in the Red Rose Awards 2015, Finalists in the E3 Business Skills, Education and Training Awards and many more.

A Pupillage at Lance Mason is fashioned in a manner which ensures that the pupil develops the necessary skills required for their career as a barrister, whilst simultaneously ensuring that the core elements of training provided via the Lance Mason Training Academy are also fulfilled. 

Lance Mason invites applications for a 12 month mixed pupillage which encompasses all areas of law which we specialise in, including: Corporate/Commercial, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Costs. This provides pupils with an opportunity to gain exposure to a wide array of different areas of the law, hence, moulding them into well-rounded barristers with a comprehensive understanding of the law.  Lance Mason seek to take on pupils with a view to continued employment within the business as part of the In-House Advocacy Team.

Lance Mason’s minimum requirements are that the pupil is expected to have achieved at least a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree (this does not have to be in Law) and a Very Competent grade in their BPTC/BVC Course.

We are seeking pupils with the following qualities:

1.    Intellectual Ability and Adaptability

2.    Advocacy skills

3.    Commitment and motivation

4.    Integrity

5.    Sound Judgement

Lance Mason is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. Accordingly, the Management Team will ensure that selection for Pupillage, recruitment, training, development and promotion procedures result in no pupil, job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, trade union membership or non-membership, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or being a part-time or fixed term worker.  With regards to disability, we will make reasonable adjustments to the application process for disabled applicants. Our objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.

Our pupils are remunerated in line with the Bar Standard Board’s guidelines.

How To Apply:

Please complete the Lance Mason Pupillage Application Form below and submit the completed form to [email protected] by 5.00pm on 14th February 2020.

Pupillage Application Form Download

Recruiters & Agencies, please see our Recruitment Policy found here.

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