1. The aim of our mini-pupillages is to help people to decide whether a career at the Bar is for them and to expose them to relevant and appropriate experience of our work to that end. The process of selection for mini-pupillage is entirely separate from the pupillage process and acceptance/rejection of an application for mini-pupillage is not an indication of the likely outcome of any application for pupillage.
2. We receive a large number of applications each year. Applications will only be considered from those people who are already enrolled on a University course or who have already successfully completed their undergraduate studies.
3. Applications should be submitted by post or by email for the attention of Mr Owain Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) between 30th November 2016 and 28th February 2017 for mini-pupillages which will take place in the following June and July.
4. Applicants should attach an up-to-date copy of their CV together with a covering letter setting out their reasons for wishing to undertake a mini-pupillage here.
5. Chambers will offer up to 13 mini-pupillages per year.
6. On receipt of an application within the time limit each candidate will be sent a standard letter informing them that their application will be considered in March and that the outcome of their application will be notified to them in April for a possible mini-pupillage in late June or early July.
7. There will be no interviews.
8. Chambers operates within the Equality and Diversity Code in relation to recruitment of both mini-pupils and pupils consistently with the Bar Council Guidelines.
9. Mini pupils will be assessed by those with responsibility for them during their mini pupillage and, in the event that they eventually apply for full pupillages in due course, the outcome of that assessment may be taken into account in the decision whether or not to offer them a pupillage interview.
10. Each selected mini pupil will be entitled to reclaim a sum of £150 per mini pupil to defray accommodation or other costs incurred in undertaking a mini pupillage in these Chambers.
Applicants from less advantaged backgrounds
11. We run a special scheme, the Encouraging Diversity (ED) Mini-Pupillage Scheme, the details of which are also on this site, which is aimed at encouraging able university students and post-graduates from less advantaged backgrounds to work alongside barristers in our Chambers. Please refer to the details of this scheme if you come from such a background.