Mini-pupillage vacancies

A listing of mini-pupillages at barristers' chambers featured in Chambers Student.

 

A mini-pupillage – or 'mini'  is a great way to get a taste of the Bar. Minis are the Bar's equivalent of an internship or vacation scheme and last one to five days. Most minis are short and unassessed, so sets are usually able to offer between a dozen and several dozen mini-pupillages a year.

Below is the latest information on mini-pupillages at sets featured in Chambers Student. Sometimes you will see that the dates/deadlines indicated have already passed – these have been included when the equivalent deadline for next year is not yet known.

The majority of sets mentioned below state that mini-pupillages are intended for those who have already studied some law – ie second-year law students and above and GDL students and above. Exceptions may be made, for example for those intending to begin the GDL in the following academic year. Some sets state that their minis are for students of any discipline – these include 2 Bedford Row, 5 Essex Court, Falcon Chambers, Outer Temple, Quadrant Chambers and 1 Hare Court. Either way you will be expected to have some demonstrable interest in a career at the Bar. Check with individual chambers for their exact criteria.

While all sets featured in Chambers Student offer minis, be aware that some only offer them as part of the pupillage application process rather than to a broader audience. Minis are usually unpaid, though travel and accommodation expenses may be covered.

The information below was either provided directly to Chambers Student or taken from sets' website. Please double check dates and deadlines directly with sets before applying.

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                                                                             Places (pa) Date Deadline Duration Funding Application method
               
  Atkin Chambers 10 unassessed March, April & July + September & December January for spring/summer
July for autumn/winter
2 days Travel CV + cover letter
               
  2 Bedford Row 80-100 unassessed Year round Rolling 1 week Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  Blackstone Chambers Assessed
(pupillage applicants)
September-April Start of January 1 week Travel & accommodation 
(max £250)
Application form
               
  Brick Court Chambers 50 assessed 
Year round Rolling 3-5 days £10/day + £50 for expenses Application form
               
  Cloisters 10 unassessed Year round Opens Sept 2017 for 2018 3 days £120 for expenses Application form
               
  Crown Office Chambers 20 assessed June, July, September, December & April 31 March 2017 4 days Unpaid Application form
               
  Erskine Chambers Unassessed Winter (assessed) 30 November 2016 (assessed) 3 days (assessed) £250 or unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  39 Essex Chambers Assessed Autumn & winter 14 October 2016 3 days Not known Application form + CV
               
  Essex Court Chambers 25 unassessed January-July Not known 1-2 days Travel & accommodation Not known
               
  One Essex Court Unassessed Spring, autumn & winter Spring: 28 February 2017
Autumn: 30 June 2017
Winter: 30 November 2017
1-2 days Not known CV + cover letter
               
  5 Essex Court 25-30 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 30 November 2016
Summer: 31 March 2017
Autumn: 31 July 2017
1 week Unpaid Application form + CV
               
  20 Essex Street Assessed Summer, autumn/winter & spring Summer: 31 March 2017
Autumn/winter: 30 June '17
Spring: 30 November
2 days Travel (max £75) Application form
               
  Falcon Chambers Unassessed Spring, summer & winter Spring: 31 December 2016
Summer: 31 March 2017
Winter: 30 September 2017
3 days Travel (max £50) Application form
               
  Fountain Court Chambers Unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 30 November 2016
Summer: 30 January 2017
Autumn: 30 August 2017
2 days £150 for expenses Application form
               
  Francis Taylor Building 40 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 24 February 1 week Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  1 Hare Court Not known Autumn/winter & spring/summer Autumn/winter: 31 July 2016
Spring/summer: 31 Jan 2017
Not known Not known CV + cover letter
               
  Henderson Chambers 36 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 25 November
Summer: 31 March
Autumn: 28 July
3-5 days Unpaid Application form
               
  11KBW 32 assessed
18 unassessed
Winter Assessed: November 2017 3-5 days Expenses (max £150) Application form
               
  Keating Chambers Unassessed During term time 1 March, 1 June, 1 September & 1 December 3 days Expenses Application form
               
  7 King's Bench Walk 24 unassessed Paid: December-April
Unpaid: April-July & September-November
Apr-Jul: 1 March
Sept-Nov: 1 July
Dec-Apr: 1 November
3 days £250 CV + cover letter
               
  Landmark Chambers 50-54 unassessed May/June, October/November & February/March Spring: 28 February 2017
Autumn: 31 July 2017
Winter: 30 November 2017
3-5 days Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  Littleton Chambers 12-14 assessed
(pupillage applicants)
Not known 7 February 2017 (Gateway) 3 days Not known Pupillage Gateway
               
  Maitland Chambers 60-70 unassessed Summer, autumn & winter Summer: 31 March 2017
Autumn: 31 August 2017
Winter: 15 November 2017
1 day Travel (max £50) CV + cover letter
               
  Matrix Chambers 100 unassessed
(open day & evening)
December 2017 Not known 1 day Unpaid Online
               
  Monckton Chambers 40 unassessed January-March & October-December Oct-Dec: 2 June 2017 3 days Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  4 New Square 40 assessed April, July, November & December April: 24 February 2017
July: 26 March 2017
November: 29 September 2017
December: 27 October 2017
2 days Travel (max £50) Application form
               
  XXIV Old Buildings 60 unassessed Summer, autumn & spring Summer: 15 February 2017
Autumn: 15 June 2017
Spring: 15 October 2017
3 days Travel (max £100) CV + cover letter
               
  Outer Temple Chambers 18 unassessed June & December June: 14 April 2017
December: Not known
1 week Not known Application form
               
  4 Pump Court Assessed Year round Not known 2 days Travel Application form
               
  Pump Court Tax Chambers Unassessed Autumn, winter, spring & summer Autumn: 22 July 2016
Winter: 4 November 2016
Spring: 13 January 2017
Summer: 5 May 2017
3 days £50 per day CV + cover letter
               
  Quadrant Chambers Not known w/c 13 & 20 March 2017
w/c 3 & 10 July 2017
w/c 4 & 11 September 2017
W/c 4 & 11 December 2017
March: 31 January 2017
July: 30 April 2017
September: 30 June 2017
December: 31 October 2017
2 days Not known Application form
               
  Queen Elizabeth Building Not known Year round 30 November 2016
31 January 2017
30 April 2017
Up to 1 week Travel & accommodation
(max £100)
Application form
               
  St John's Chambers Assessed & unassessed Year round July-September: 31 March 2017
October-December: 30 June 2017
January-March: 30 September 2017
April-June: 31 December 2017
3-5 days Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  Serle Court 30 unassessed Year round Rolling 1 day Travel Application form
               
  South Square 34 Winter, spring, summer & autumn Winter paid: 30 September 2016
Winter unpaid: 18 November 2016
Spring paid: 13 February 2017
Summer unpaid: 10 March 2017
Autumn unpaid: 21 July 2017
Paid: 1 week
Unpaid: 2 days
£500 or unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  4 Stone Buildings Not known Year round Not known Up to 1 week Not known Application form
               
  2 Temple Gardens 12 assessed March, July & December July: 19 May 2017 3 days Travel & accommodation
(max £250)
Application form
               
  3 Verulam Buildings 65-70 assessed October-March Six weeks before mini 2 days Not known CV + cover letter
               
  Wilberforce Chambers Unassessed November & December 2016
April & July 2017
Nov/Dec: 11 November 2016
April: 10 March 2017
July: 16 June 2017
3 days Not known Application form
               
               

 

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