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 Winter 2018/19 31 August 2018 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) 30 November 2018 (assessed)
Rolling (unassessed)
3 days (assessed) £250 or unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  39 Essex Chambers 40 Autumn & winter 31 October 2018 3 days Not known Application form + CV
               
  Essex Court Chambers 25-30 January-July December 2018 1-2 days Travel & accommodation Not known
               
  One Essex Court Unassessed Spring, autumn & winter Winter: 30 November 2018
Spring: 28 February 2019
Autumn: 30 June 2019
1-2 days Not known CV + cover letter
               
  5 Essex Court 25-30 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 30 November 2019
Summer: 31 March 2019
Autumn: 31 July 2019
1 week Unpaid Application form + CV
               
  20 Essex Street 45 Summer, autumn/winter & spring Spring: 30 November 2018
Summer: 31 March 2019
Autumn/winter: 30 June 2019
2 days Travel (max £75) Application form
               
  Falcon Chambers 12-15 unassessed Spring, summer & winter Winter: 30 September 2018
Spring: 31 December 2018
Summer: 31 March 2019
3 days Travel (max £50) Application form
               
  Farrar's Building 20 unassessed Year round 21 October 2018
21 January 2019
21 April 2019
21 July 2019
3 days Not known CV + cover letter
               
  Fountain Court Chambers 30-35 unassessed Winter, spring & summer Winter: 30 October 2018
Spring: 28 February 2019
Summer: 30 March 2019

2 days £150 for expenses Application form
               
  Francis Taylor Building 40 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Winter: 10 September 2018 1 week Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  Hailsham Chambers 52 (maximum) unassessed Year round Spring & summer: 30 Nov
Autumn & winter: 31 July
1 week Not known CV + cover letter
               
  1 Hare Court 20 spring/summer & autumn/winter Spring/summer: 31 Jan 2019 Not known Not known CV + cover letter
               
  Henderson Chambers 36 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 30 November 2018
Summer: 29 March 2019
Autumn: 26 July 2019
3-5 days Unpaid Application form
               
  11KBW 35 assessed
15 unassessed
Winter Assessed: 12 November 2018 3-5 days Expenses (max £150) Application form
               
  Keating Chambers Unassessed During term time 1 September 2018
1 December 2018
1 March 2019
1 June 2019
3 days Expenses Application form
               
  7 King's Bench Walk 30 unassessed Paid: December-April
Unpaid: April-July & September-November
Dec-Apr: 1 December 2018
Apr-Jul: 1 March 2019
Sept-Nov: 1 July 2019
3 days £250 CV + cover letter
               
  Landmark Chambers Up to 54 unassessed October/November, February/March & May/June Winter: 30 November 2018
Spring: 28 February 2019
Autumn: 31 July 2019

3-5 days Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  Littleton Chambers 12-14 assessed
(pupillage applicants)
Not known February 2019 (Gateway) 3 days Not known Pupillage Gateway
               
  Maitland Chambers 75 unassessed Winter, summer & autumn Winter: 15 November 2018
Summer: 31 March 2019

Autumn: 31 August 2019 
1 day Travel (max £50) CV + cover letter
               
  Matrix Chambers Open day & evening TBD TBD 1 day Unpaid Online
               
  Monckton Chambers 50 unassessed Autumn, winter & summer Autumn: 31 August 2018
Winter: 29 November 2019
3 days Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  4 New Square 40 assessed November, December, May & July November: 25 October 2018
December: 1 November 2018
May: 15 March 2019
July: 24 May 2019
2 days Travel (max £50) Application form
               
  XXIV Old Buildings 60 unassessed Spring, summer & autumn Spring: 15 October 2018
Summer: 15 February 2019
Autumn: 15 June 2019


3 days Travel (max £100) CV + cover letter
               
  Outer Temple Chambers 16 unassessed June & December TBD 1 week Not known Application form
               
  4 Pump Court Assessed Year round Rolling 2 days Travel Application form
               
  Pump Court Tax Chambers Unassessed Autumn, winter, spring & summer Winter: 12 October 2018
Spring: 1 February 2019
Summer: 3 May 2019


3 days £50 per day CV + cover letter
               
  Quadrant Chambers 40 December, July & September December: 31 October 2018
July: 29 April 2019

September: 28 June 2019

2 days Not known Application form
               
  Queen Elizabeth Building 30-35 Year round Rolling Up to 1 week Travel & accommodation
(max £100)
Application form
               
  Radcliffe Chambers 8 Winter and spring Winter: 24 August 2018 
Spring: 11 January 2019 
2 days Travel (discretionary) CV + cover letter
(by post)
               
  St John's Chambers 12 assessed & unassessed Year round January-March: 30 September 2018
April-June: 31 December 2018
July-September: 31 March 2019
October-December: 30 June 2019

3-5 days Unpaid CV + cover letter
               
  Serle Court 30 unassessed Year round Rolling 1 day Travel Application form
               
  South Square Funded: 10
Unfunded: 24
Winter, spring, summer & autumn Funded: 21 January 2019 & 27 May 2019
Unfunded: 19 November 2018,
22 April 2019 & 8 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 October 2018 1 week Not known CV + cover letter
               
  2 Temple Gardens 12 assessed 3-7 December 2018
18-22 March 2019
Winter: 26 October 2018
Spring: 9 February 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
               
  Wilberforce Chambers 28 unassessed Winter: 26-28 November & 3-5 December
Spring: 1-3 April
Summer: 1-3 July
Winter: 9 November 2018
Spring: 25 February 2019
Summer: 3 June 2019
3 days Expenses (max £100) Application form
               
               

 

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