Mini-Pupillage

Mini pupillage is work experience with a barrister. It is an excellent opportunity for you to make an informed decision about whether a career as a barrister is for you. We do not expect you to have completed a mini-pupillage with Chambers if you later apply for pupillage.

Our mini-pupils are offered the opportunity to attend court or other hearings, to work on legal research in Chambers and attend conferences. We expect that mini-pupils will attend the whole week. We will ask mini-pupils to sign a confidentiality undertaking upon arrival.

There are no interviews for mini-pupillage and mini-pupillages are not assessed.

Mini-pupils have to be at least 18 years old at the time of commencing the mini-pupillage.

We are committed to promoting access to the profession and opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented at the Bar. We therefore encourage and particularly welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities, those who are LGBT, and those who were or are state school educated.

We offer mini-pupillages lasting 1 week (5 days) four times a year.

  • February (2 places)
  • April (2 places)
  • July (2 places)
  • October (2 places)

If you would like to apply for mini-pupillage please fill out the form here and send it by email to mini-pupillage@2harecourt.com

Please put the month you wish to apply for in the subject of your email.

We regret that due to the volume of applications only successful candidates will be contacted.

Please note the following application timetable:

  • Applications for October 2018 must be received between 1 August 2018 and 1 September 2018.
  • Applications for February 2019 must be received between 1 September 2018 and 1 November 2018.
  • Applications for April 2019 must be received between 1 December 2018 and 31 January 2019.
  • Applications for July 2019 must be received between 1 April 2019 and 1 June 2019.

Selected mini-pupils will be expected to pay for their travel and subsistence costs for the week. If prospective mini-pupils do not have sufficient means to pay for their own travel costs and meet any one of the below criteria Chambers will pay for a weekly zones 1-6 travelcard and £10 per day subsistence. You will need to indicate this on the application form. The criteria are:

  • Neither of your parents went to university.
  • You receive or have received free school meals
  • Your family is on income support.
  • You have caring responsibilities or have been in care yourself.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the clerks on 020 7353 5324 or email clerks@2harecourt.com for help. We will guide you through our simple and transparent process and get the right representation for your matter.

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