We know that a mini-pupillage can help you decide whether you wish to apply for pupillage at 4 Pump Court and is intended to give you an idea of the work we carry out in Chambers. 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 or might in due course be a realistic candidate for such a pupillage. Applications are assessed by reference to the same criteria as pupillage recruitment. There is a discretion to consider whether an applicant already has a substantial number of mini-pupillages and so will benefit less from the opportunity.
In general, Chambers will not offer a mini-pupillage to an applicant if they will be applying for pupillage in the next round, but there is no capacity for them to attend ahead of interviews for pupillage. However, all applicants who reach the final round of pupillage interviews will be invited to spend some time in chambers should they wish to do so..
With the impact of Covid-19, we have needed to offer virtual mini-pupillage days as a successful alternative. We are now scheduling in person mini-pupillages as standard but have decided to offer virtual mini-pupillages as an alternative for applicants, if circumstances justify them.
Mini-pupillages are not a pre-requisite for an application for pupillage and do not form any part of the pupillage recruitment process.
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 expenses.
We are also committed to making reasonable adjustments in order to remove or reduce substantial disadvantage for anyone with a disability attending Chambers. Upon receiving an offer of a mini-pupillage, please let us know of any reasonable adjustments you require.
Application for mini-pupillage should be made by downloading a copy of the application form above and returning to [email protected].
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