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.

Read more about mini-pupillages here

                                                                             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 November 2017 3 days £120 for expenses Application form
               
  Crown Office Chambers 10-20 assessed June, July, September, December & April TBD 4 days Unpaid Application form
               
  Erskine Chambers 45 Winter (assessed) November 2017 (assessed)
Rolling (unassessed)
3 days (assessed) £250 or unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  39 Essex Chambers 40 Autumn & winter 31 October 2017 3 days Not known Application form + CV
               
  Essex Court Chambers 100 January-July November 2017 1-2 days Travel & accommodation Not known
               
  One Essex Court Unassessed Spring, autumn & winter Winter: 30 November 2017
Spring: 28 February 2018
Autumn: 30 June 2018
1-2 days Not known CV + cover letter
               
  5 Essex Court 25-30 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 30 November 2017
Summer: 31 March 2018
Autumn: 31 July 2018
1 week Unpaid Application form + CV
               
  20 Essex Street Up to 32 assessed Summer, autumn/winter & spring Spring: 30 November 2017
Summer: 31 March 2018
Autumn/winter: 30 June 2018
2 days Travel (max £75) Application form
               
  Falcon Chambers 12-15 unassessed Spring, summer & winter Winter: 30 September 2017
Spring: TBD
Summer: TBD
3 days Travel (max £50) Application form
               
  Fountain Court Chambers 30-35 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 30 November 2018
Summer: 30 January 2018
Autumn: 30 August 2018
2 days £150 for expenses Application form
               
  Francis Taylor Building 40 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Autumn 2017 1 week Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  1 Hare Court 20 spring/summer & autumn/winter Spring/summer: 31 Jan 2018
Autumn/winter: 31 July 2018
Not known Not known CV + cover letter
               
  Henderson Chambers 36 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 30 November 2017
Summer: 26 March 2018
Autumn: 20 July 2018
3-5 days Unpaid Application form
               
  11KBW 30 assessed
36 unassessed
Winter Assessed: 10 November 2017 3-5 days Expenses (max £150) Application form
               
  Keating Chambers Unassessed During term time 1 September & 1 Dec 2017
1 March & 1 June 2018
3 days Expenses Application form
               
  7 King's Bench Walk 24 unassessed Paid: December-April
Unpaid: April-July & September-November
Dec-Apr: 1 December 2017
Apr-Jul: 1 March 2018
Sept-Nov: 1 July 2018
3 days £250 CV + cover letter
               
  Landmark Chambers Up to 54 unassessed May/June, October/November & February/March Winter: 30 November 2017
Spring: 28 February 2018
Autumn: 31 July 2018
3-5 days Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  Littleton Chambers 12-14 assessed
(pupillage applicants)
Not known February 2018 (Gateway) 3 days Not known Pupillage Gateway
               
  Maitland Chambers 75 unassessed Winter, summer & autumn Winter: 15 November 2017
Summer: 31 March 2018
Autumn: 31 August 2018 
1 day Travel (max £50) CV + cover letter
               
  Matrix Chambers 100 unassessed
(open day & evening)
December 2017 TBD 1 day Unpaid Online
               
  Monckton Chambers 50 unassessed October-December & January-March Jan-Mar: 3 November 2017
Oct-Dec: summer 2018
3 days Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  4 New Square 48 assessed April, July, November & December December: 27 October 2017
April: 16 February 2018
July: 25 May 2018
November: 28 September 2018
2 days Travel (max £50) Application form
               
  XXIV Old Buildings 60 unassessed Summer, autumn & spring Spring: 15 October 2017
Summer: 15 February 2018
Autumn: 15 June 2018

3 days Travel (max £100) CV + cover letter
               
  Outer Temple Chambers 18 unassessed June & December December: 13 October 2017
June: TBD
1 week Not known Application form
               
  4 Pump Court 25 assessed Year round Rolling 2 days Travel Application form
               
  Pump Court Tax Chambers Unassessed Autumn, winter, spring & summer Winter: 6 November 2017
Spring: 12 January 2018
Summer: 4 May 2018
3 days £50 per day CV + cover letter
               
  Quadrant Chambers 40 w/c 13 & 20 March 2017
w/c 3 & 10 July 2017
w/c 4 & 11 September 2017
W/c 4 & 11 December 2017
December: 31 October 2017
March: 31 January 2018
July: 30 April 2018
September: 30 June 2018
2 days Not known Application form
               
  Queen Elizabeth Building 30-35 Year round 30 October 2017
31 January 2018
31 Marchl 2018
Up to 1 week Travel & accommodation
(max £100)
Application form
               
  St John's Chambers 12 assessed & unassessed Year round April-June: 31 December 2017
July-September: 31 March 2018
October-December: 30 June 2018
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 TBD Paid: 1 week
Unpaid: 2 days
£500 or unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  4 Stone Buildings Not known Year round Rolling Up to 1 week Not known Application form
               
  2 Temple Gardens 12 assessed March, July & December July: 25 May 2018 3 days Travel & accommodation
(max £250)
Application form
               
  3 Verulam Buildings 65-70 assessed October-March 1 November 2017
4 December 2017
8 January 2018
7 February 2018
2 days Not known CV + cover letter
               
  Wilberforce Chambers Unassessed November & December 2016
April & July 2017
Nov/Dec: 10 November 2017
April: 28 February 2018
July: 1 June 2018
3 days Not known Application form
               
               

 

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