Aim

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.

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.

Applications

Applications open on 30th November 2021 and close on 28th February 2022. When open, applications by way of CV and covering letter should be submitted by email for the attention of Natasha Barnes.

Numbers

Chambers will offer up to 10 mini-pupillages per year.

Procedure

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 June or July each year.

There will be no interviews.

Chambers operates within the Equality and Diversity Code in relation to recruitment of both mini-pupils and pupils consistently with the Bar Council Guidelines.

Assessment

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.

Expenses

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.