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 – i.e. 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 Step-free access?*
                 
  Atkin Chambers 10 unassessed March, April & July + September & December Autumn/winter: 31 July 2019
Spring/summer: 31 January 2020
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 2020 1 week Travel & accommodation 
(max £250)
Application form

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  Brick Court Chambers 50 assessed 
Year round Rolling 3-5 days £10/day + £50 for expenses Application form  
                 
  Cloisters 10 unassessed Winter End of summer 2019 3 days £120 for expenses Application form  
                 
  Crown Office Chambers 10-20 assessed June, July, September, December & April 1 April 2019 4 days Unpaid Application form  
                 
  Erskine Chambers 45 Winter (assessed) 1 November 2019 (assessed)
Rolling (unassessed)
3 days (assessed) £250 or unpaid CV + cover letter

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  39 Essex Chambers 40 Autumn & winter TBD 3 days Not known Application form + CV

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  Essex Court Chambers 25-30 January-July TBD 1-2 days Travel & accommodation Not known  
                 
  One Essex Court Unassessed Spring, autumn & winter Autumn: 30 June 2019
Winter: 30 November 2019
Spring: 29 February 2020
1-2 days Not known CV + cover letter  
                 
  5 Essex Court 25-30 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Summer: 31 March 2019
Autumn: 31 July 2019
Spring: 30 November 2019
1 week Unpaid Application form + CV  
                 
  20 Essex Street 45 Spring, summer & autumn/winter Autumn/winter: 30 June 2019
Spring: 30 November 2019
Summer: 28 February 2020

2 days Travel (max £75) Application form  
                 
  Falcon Chambers 12-15 unassessed Spring, summer & winter Summer: 31 March 2019
Winter: 30 September 2019
Spring: TBD

3 days Travel (max £50) Application form  
                 
  Farrar's Building 20 unassessed Year round 21 April 2019
21 July 2019
21 October 2019
21 January 2020
3 days Not known CV + cover letter  
                 
  Fountain Court Chambers 30-35 unassessed Spring, summer & winter Summer: 30 March 2019
Winter: 30 October 2019
Spring: 28 February 2020

2 days £150 for expenses Application form  
                 
  Francis Taylor Building 40 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Summer: 5 April 2019 1 week Unpaid CV + cover letter

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  Hailsham Chambers 52 (maximum) unassessed Year round Autumn & winter: 31 July 2019
Spring & summer: 30 Nov 2019
1 week Not known CV + cover letter

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  1 Hare Court 20 Spring/summer & autumn/winter TBD Not known Not known CV + cover letter  
                 
  Henderson Chambers 36 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Summer: 29 March 2019
Autumn: 26 July 2019
Spring: TBD
3-5 days Unpaid Application form  
                 
  11KBW 35 assessed
15 unassessed
Winter TBD 3-5 days Expenses (max £150) Application form  
                 
  Keating Chambers Unassessed During term time 1 June 2019
1 September 2019
1 December 2019
1 March 2020
3 days Expenses Application form  
                 
  7 King's Bench Walk 30 unassessed Paid: December-April
Unpaid: April-July & September-November
Sept-Nov: 1 July 2019
Dec-Apr: 1 December 2019
Apr-Jul: 1 March 2020
3 days £250 CV + cover letter  
                 
  Landmark Chambers Up to 54 unassessed October/November, February/March & May/June Autumn: 31 July 2019
Winter: 30 November 2019
Spring: 28 February 2020

3-5 days Unpaid CV + cover letter

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  Littleton Chambers 12-14 assessed
(pupillage applicants)
Not known via Gateway 3 days Not known Pupillage Gateway  
                 
  Maitland Chambers 75 unassessed Summer, autumn & winter Summer: 31 March 2019
Autumn: 31 August 2019 
Winter: 15 November 2019
1 day Travel (max £50) CV + cover letter  
                 
  Matrix Chambers Open day & evening December 2019 Autumn 2019 1 day Unpaid Online

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  Monckton Chambers 50 unassessed Summer & winter Summer: 1 May 2019
Winter: TBD
3 days Unpaid CV + cover letter

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  4 New Square 40 assessed June, July, November & December June: 26 April 2019
July: 24 May 2019
November: 25 October 2019
December: 1 November 2019
2 days Travel (max £50) Application form

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  XXIV Old Buildings 60 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Autumn: 15 June 2019
Spring: 15 October 2019

Summer: 15 March 2020
3 days Travel (max £100) CV + cover letter  
                 
  Outer Temple Chambers 16 unassessed June & December 18 April 2019 1 week Not known Application form

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  4 Pump Court Assessed Year round Rolling 2 days Travel Application form  
                 
  Pump Court Tax Chambers Unassessed Spring, winter & summer Summer: 3 May 2019
Winter: TBD
Spring: TBD


3 days £50 per day CV + cover letter  
                 
  Quadrant Chambers 40 March, July, September & December July: 30 April 2019
September: 30 June 2019
December: 31 October 2019
2 days Not known Application form

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  Queen Elizabeth
Building
30-35 Year round Summer: 31 March 2019
Autumn: 31 August 2019
Winter: 30 October 2019
Spring: 31 January 2020
Up to 1 week Travel & accommodation
(max £100)
Application form  
                 
  Radcliffe Chambers 8 Winter and spring Winter: 24 August 2019
Spring: TBD
2 days Travel (discretionary) CV + cover letter
(by post)
 
                 
  St John's Chambers 12 assessed & unassessed Year round Summer: 31 March 2019
Autumn: 30 June 2019
Winter: 30 September 2019
Spring: 31 December 2019
3-5 days Unpaid CV + cover letter

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  Serle Court 30 unassessed Year round Rolling 1 day Travel Application form  
                 
  South Square Funded: 10
Unfunded: 24
Year round Funded: 20 May 2019
Unfunded: 24 May & 12 July 2019
Paid: 1 week
Unpaid: 2 days
£500 or unpaid CV + cover letter  
                 
  4 Stone Buildings 20-30 Year round Rolling up to 1 week Not known Application form  
                 
  Tanfield Chambers 46 Year round TBD 1 week Not known CV + cover letter

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  2 Temple Gardens 12 assessed March & July 2019 March: 9 February 2019
July: 7 June 2019
3 days Travel & accommodation
(max £250)
Application form  
                 
  3 Verulam Buildings 60-70 assessed October-March TBD 2 days Not known CV + cover letter

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  Wilberforce Chambers 28 unassessed Spring, summer & winter Summer: 3 June 2019
Winter: TBD
Spring: TBD
3 days Expenses (max £100) Application form  
                 
 

 *This is not comprehensive:
we are updating our list
of chambers with step-free access

as we gain more information.

             

 

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