We know that a mini-pupillage can help you decide whether you wish to apply for pupillage at 4 Pump Court and that a mini-pupillage can also enable us to meet promising candidates for pupillage. However demand for mini-pupillages is very high and far outstrips our ability to offer them. It is not unusual for places to be filled more than a year in advance.

Limited places are available for two day mini-pupillages throughout the legal year to anyone who is an undergraduate or post graduate, is seriously interested in applying to Chambers for pupillage and is a realistic candidate for such a pupillage. During a mini-pupillage you will be asked to carry out a short assessed exercise which is intended to give you an idea of the work we carry out in Chambers and to give us an idea of your aptitude for pupillage.

With the on-going impact of Covid-19, we have needed to offer virtual mini-pupillage days as an alternative. Although we would much prefer to meet everyone in person, we have received positive feedback from barristers and mini-pupils alike about the new format, and believe that it provides a valuable experience. We therefore continue to welcome applications for mini-pupillage.

Mini-pupillages are not a pre-requisite for an application for pupillage.

We do not want anyone to be deterred from applying for a mini-pupillage by financial considerations. Please ask us if you would like us to cover your reasonable travel expenses.

Download Mini-Pupillage Application Form

Application for mini-pupillage should be made by downloading a copy of the application form above and returning to minipupillage@4pumpcourt.com.

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For help and advice talk to a member of our clerking team. They can advise on the best options for your matter.

Call: +44 (0) 20 7842 5555

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