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, to attend conferences and to discuss their prospective route to the Bar. 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 formally 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 LGBTQI+, and those who were or are state school educated.

We ordinarily 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

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

Please do not send CV’s or covering letters.

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

Please note the following application timetable:

  • Applications for February 2024 must be received between 1 September 2023 and 1 November 2023
  • Applications for April 2024 must be received between 1 December 2023 and 31 January 2024
  • Applications for July 2024 must be received between 1 April 2024 and 31 May 2024
  • Applications for October 2024 must be received between 1 August 2024 and 31 August 2024
  • Applications for February 2024 must be received between 1 September 2024 and 31 October 2024

All 2 Hare Court mini-pupillages are funded. Selected mini-pupils will receive sufficient funds to pay for a 7 day zones 1-6 travelcard and £10 per day subsistence.

Chambers have joined Inner Temple’s Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (PASS).

Chambers are partnered with Bridging the Bar and Kalisher.


Contact Us

For more information please contact the clerks on +44 (0)20 7353 5324 or email for help. We will guide you through our simple and transparent process and get the right representation for your matter.