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. Mini-pupillage affords applicants for pupillage a perspective of life in Chambers, the type of legal work undertaken by members of Crown Office Row, Brighton, and gives them an opportunity to meet members of Chambers.
Whilst mini-pupillage plays no formal role in the selection of pupils for 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton, it may assist the applicant to understand the culture of Chambers, first hand, in making their application.
Chambers offers up to 10 mini-pupillages each year. They will typically last 3 days, but may be longer or shorter (by agreement) in certain circumstances.
Mini-pupillages will take place in person or via remote means, or a combination of both, depending on the circumstances at the time of the mini-pupillage.
Applications, in the form of a CV with a covering letter, should be submitted by email for the attention of Scott Storey, Mini-Pupillage Coordinator at BrightonMiniPupillage@1cor.com.
The subject line of emails should state “Mini-Pupillage Application”.
Applications can be submitted between 1 October and 28 February, and the mini-pupillages will take place thereafter from April. When submitting your application, please confirm your preferred dates.
We select the candidates from the available applications according to the following criteria: (i) academic excellence; (ii) relevant experience/interests/aptitude/ability; (iii) fluency and quality of expression in application/covering letter/CV; and (iv) interest in Chambers and/or the local area and/or the areas of practice undertaken by members of 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton.
Save in exceptional circumstances, only applicants who are undertaking, or have completed a degree or equivalent course (e.g. GDL) or have equivalent work experience, qualifications or training shall be considered.
Each application is considered on its merits and in accordance with the principles set out in our equality and diversity policy.
There are no interviews.
In recognition of the expenses involved in undertaking a mini-pupillage and with the aim of encouraging diversity, all mini-pupils can claim a grant of £75 to assist in meeting their travel expenses.