Mini-Pupillage hub

Mini-pupillages are short periods of work experience, usually for one week, in a set of chambers. Mini-pupillages provide an invaluable insight into life as a barrister and may provide some useful contacts to assist you in finding pupillage. For more information about mini-pupillages and other work experience, click here.

Chambers can advertise mini-pupillage vacancies on the Bar Council website free of charge. Please email Member Services with your advert or call 0207 611 1321.

Applicants for positions advertised on this page should contact the relevant chambers directly.

How to Apply

Chambers

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Falcon Chambers
Falcon Court
London
EC4Y 1AA

Tel: 020 7353 2484
Fax: 020 7353 1261

Falcon Chambers are recognised by the legal directories, solicitors and clients as the leading property chambers. Many of the major practitioner texts relating to property law are written by our members. We place a lot of importance on being a friendly, closely integrated group of colleagues. Many former members of Chambers have become judges, including Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of The Supreme Court, Lord Justice Lewison and Mr Justice Morgan.

Posted: 10 May 2016

30 September 2016

Application Form

Arden Chambers
20 Bloomsbury Square
London
WC1A 2NS

Tel: 020 7242 4244
Fax: 020 7242 3224

We are also active (and very well regarded) in related areas. Local Government and public law forms a large part of our practice and, again, we produce some of the leading texts (Encyclopedia of Local Government Finance; Judicial Review). Many members also have significant landlord and tenant/property/ planning law practices. We are particularly well-known for our long-leasehold work, with members responsible for two of the leading works (Leasehold Disputes; Leasehold Valuation Tribunals). A former member of Chambers is now the senior president of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Other members are active in both the Housing Law Practitioners Association and the Property Bar Association.

Posted: 10 May 2016

1 October 2016

Application Form

Temple Garden Chambers
1 Harcourt Buildings
London
EC4Y 9DA

Tel: 020 7583 1315
Fax: 020 7353 3969 

Temple Garden Chambers offers a set number of mini-pupillages each year. These are designed to allow prospective applicants for pupillage to see the work that we do and gain an insight into life as a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers. It is also an opportunity for us to meet you.

Our mini-pupillages take place during the Easter and summer holidays, with the exception of the month of August. Applications must be made by 31 October of the year preceding that during which you wish to undertake a mini-pupillage. 

As a limited number of places are available, priority will be given to those applicants who are entering their second or final year of a law degree or undertaking the CPE.

Posted: 16 December 2015 

31 October 2016

Application Form

11 KBW
11 King's Bench Walk
London
EC4Y 7EQ

Tel: 020 7632 8500
Fax: 020 7583 9123

We are a leading public, employment and commercial set providing high quality advice and advocacy to a wide range of private and public sector clients, both claimants and defendants. Every day, we are involved in a variety of exceptional cases. Our members are regularly involved in the most complex and legally significant cases.

Posted: 4 March 2016

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Application Form

Essex Court Chambers
24 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3EG,

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7813 8000

Fax: +44 (0)20 7813 8080

Email: pupillage@essexcourt.com

Essex Court Chambers is a leading set of barristers' chambers, specialising in commercial and financial litigation, arbitration, public law and public international law. As consistently identified in the legal directories, in the eyes of many instructing solicitors, the barristers at Essex Court Chambers remain the top choice for complex, large-scale commercial litigation and arbitration.

Our aim in offering mini-pupillages at Essex Court Chambers is to provide prospective applicants for pupillage with an introduction to a busy and successful Commercial Chambers. We want you to be able to experience the kind of work that we do and the ethos and atmosphere of Chambers, so that you can get a sense of whether you would enjoy working here.

Mini-pupillage (for those who have studied at least 1 year of undergraduate level law or are on the GDL) applications open on the October 17th 2016 & the deadline is December 9th 2016 . Placements (involving 1-2 days spent in Chambers) will be from the end of January to the end of July 2017.

Please apply via our website https://essexcourt.com/pupillage/mini-pupillage/


Posted 27 September 2016

 9 December 2016

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One Crown Office Row
1 Crown Office Row
London
EC4Y 7HH

Tel: 020 7797 7500
Fax: 020 7797 7550

This is a long-established and leading civil set of 71 members including 23 silks. We are regularly rated in the top 30 sets in England. Indicators of excellence are the high number of members on the Attorney General's panels, the growing number of QCs and the high number of former members now in the senior judiciary. We also run the highly acclaimed UK human rights blog: ukhumanrightsblog.com.

Posted: 4 March 2016

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5RB
5 Gray's Inn Square
Gray's Inn
London
WC1R 5AH

Tel: 020 7242 2902
Fax: 020 7831 2686

5RB is a leading set of media and entertainment barristers with a proven track-record in all areas of media law including: defamation, privacy, confidence, data protection, harassment, media regulation, intellectual property, sport and the human rights.

There are presently 33 members of chambers, including 6 QCs, who have wide experience in all divisions of the High Court, and all appellate courts. We also have experience in dealing with EU and European Convention on Human Rights aspects of media law, as well as in jurisdictions overseas. Junior tenants also appear in county courts and employment tribunals and offer pre-publication advice 'libel read' for newspapers, book publishers and broadcasters.

Please see our website www.5rb.com for further information. 

Posted: 2 December 2015 

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Tanfield Chambers
2-5 Warwick Court
London
WC1R 5DJ

Tel: 020 7421 5300
Fax: 020 7421 5333

Tanfield Chambers is ranked as a leading set of chambers by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. We offer advocacy and advisory services across our areas of expertise. The majority of our work is property. In addition, Chambers has a significant amount of private client, business & commercial and employment work. We take unassessed mini pupils throughout the year. Mini pupillages last one week. We look to recruit intellectually able, practically-minded and determined individuals who are keen to join a Chambers that is flourishing. Mini-pupillage is an excellent way for those considering a twelve-month pupillage to experience the working atmosphere in Chambers. Applications by way of covering letter and CV to minipupillages@tanfieldchambers.co.uk

Posted: 19 January 2016 

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4KBW Chambers of Lawrence Power
4 King's Bench Walk
Temple
London
EC4Y 7DL

Tel: 020 7822 8822
Fax: 020 7822 8844

4KBW is a leading, dynamic, Legal 500 civil law set of barristers' chambers based in the Temple. Members of 4KBW undertake the full range of corporate civil work, with particular emphasis on commercial litigation. Chambers key practice areas include: aviation and travel, banking and finance, chancery, commercial and insolvency and insurance. Chambers places great pride on providing legal services of the highest quality, reflected in our commitment to providing friendly and efficient client care and excellence in case preparatory work, court tactics and advocacy. 

There is no strict number of mini-pupillage places. However, we do advise to apply as soon as possible as availability fills up quickly.

Please send your 2 page CV and 1 page covering letter to law@4kbw.net. Please include dates that you are/not available.

4KBW offers mini-pupillages of 3 or 5 days duration throughout the legal year. Typically, a mini-pupil can expect to attend court, tribunals, conferences, mediation, shadow several different members of Chambers and may examine papers or carry out legal research.

Posted: 9 December 2015 

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Ten Old Square
London
WC2A 3SU

Tel: 020 7405 0758
Fax: 020 7831 8237

Chambers is a leading set which enjoys the highest reputatiion in its specialist fields of traditional and commercial Chancery. We cover a wide range of work within those fields with a particular focus on private client, partnership and property work. For a full list of chambers practice areas, please see our website at http://www.tenoldsquare.com/

Chambers offers non-assessed mini-pupillages to those who would like to gain experience of life in a busy Chancery set. Mini-pupillages will last for a period of up to 2-3 days. As a mini-pupil you will sit with members of Chambers and look at the work they undertake.

We invite mini-pupils to attend at three specific time periods in the year. Applications should be made by the following deadlines:
For mini-pupillages in December, applications must be made by 15 October;
For mini-pupillages in March or April, applications must be made by 7 January;
For mini-pupillages in September, applications must be made by 15 July.

Application forms are available from the mini-pupillage page of our website at http://www.tenoldsquare.com/Mini-pupillage.html 

Posted: 8 December 2015 

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New Square Chambers
12 New Square
London
WC2A 3SW

Tel: 020 7419 8000
Fax: 020 7419 8050

New Square Chambers undertakes a full range of commercial and Chancery work including: charities; civil fraud; company law (including directors' disqualification proceedings and shareholders' disputes); highways and rights of way; housing; insolvency; intellectual property; landlord and tenant; partnership law; pensions; probate, administration of estates, wills and intestacy and family provision; professional negligence; property law; revenue; trusts; settlements and taxation. A considerable amount of our work has an international element. Several members of Chambers have established practices in overseas jurisdictions, including Antigua, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Caymans, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Singapore, and before the Privy Council. Our members' international practices span the full range of Chambers' work, including trusts, land, insolvency and public law, in litigious and non-contentious contexts. The editors of Lewin on Trusts, Theobald on Wills, Shareholders' Rights, Williams Mortimer and Sunnucks - Executors Administrators and Probate, and the Law of Freedom of Information are all members of Chambers.

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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No5 Chambers
Greenwood House
4-7 Salisbury Court
London
EC4Y 8AA

Tel: 0845 210 5555
Fax: 020 7900 1582

Throughout its 100-year history, No5 Chambers has established a reputation for breaking new ground and continues to be regarded as a progressive and forward-thinking set, maintaining its success in traditional sectors of law whilst offering specialist advice and representation at the cutting edge of newly evolving areas.

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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Wilberforce Chambers
8 New Square
London
WC2A 3QP

Tel: 020 7306 0102
Fax: 020 7306 0095

Wilberforce Chambers is one of the UK's leading commercial chancery set of Chambers, involved in some of the most commercially important and cutting edge litigation and advisory work undertaken by the Bar today. Our clients demand high intellectual performance and client-care standards but in return the reward is a successful and fulfilling career at the Bar. Chambers has grown in size in recent years but retains a united and friendly 'family' atmosphere.

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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Serle Court
6 New Square
London
WC2A 3QS

Tel: 020 7242 6105
Fax: 020 7405 4004

Serle Court is a leading commercial chancery set which has been described by the legal directories as "first rate from top to bottom" and "a fantastic chancery and commercial set".  Our members practise in a wide range of fields within the commercial/chancery spectrum and are frequently involved in high profile cases both in this country and offshore.  Our pupillages are well funded and are focused on providing the best training possible to our tenants of the future.  We offer around 30 one-day mini-pupillages per year.  Applications for mini-pupillage should be made using an application form (available from our website).

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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7 King's Bench Walk
London
EC4Y 7DS

Tel: 020 7910 8300
Fax: 020 7910 8400

 7 King's Bench Walk is a specialist commercial set with a reputation for excellence and intellectual rigour. The vast majority of our work is in the commercial courts and in commercial arbitrations in London, although members also appear in other courts and other jurisdictions. The general character of Chambers' work is of an international flavour.

Posted: 25 November 2015

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Atkin Chambers
1 Atkin Building
London
WC1R 5AT

Tel: 020 7404 0102
Fax: 020 7405 7456

Atkin Chambers is a leading commercial set specialising in construction, energy and technology disputes and related professional negligence claims. As well as leading in the domestic field, its barristers have a significant international practice spanning Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Chambers is ranked as one of London's leading sets (Who's Who Legal, UK Bar 2015) and has one of the highest proportion of Chambers & Partners rankings per member of chambers. In their first years of practice, new members may expect earning potential equivalent to peers at the largest commercial sets.

Posted: 25 November 2015

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3 Verulam Buildings
London
WC1R 5NT

Tel: 020 7831 8441

3VB is one of the leading sets specialising in commercial litigation and banking and financial services and was named Banking and Finance Set of the Year 2013 and Commercial Litigation Set of the Year 2013 by Chambers & Partners. 3VB's members are also ranked among the top practitioners in the fields of professional negligence, civil fraud, insurance, arbitration, and company and insolvency, and have significant expertise in IT, energy, construction, media and entertainment. Members of chambers practise in the UK and internationally, in other common law jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands and The Bahamas and in international arbitration proceedings.

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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Crown Office Chambers
2 Crown Office Row
London
EC4Y 7HJ

Tel: 020 7797 8100
Fax: 020 7797 8101

Crown Office Chambers is one of the foremost sets of chambers specialising in civil common law work. Formed by the merger of One Paper Buildings and Two Crown Office Row, both long established sets with many leading and highly-regarded practitioners, we are now a set of 98 members, including 19 silks. We have high-calibre teams of counsel in a number of areas of work, ranging from county court disputes to large and complex litigation, and have state-of-the-art facilities.

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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Old Square Chambers
10-11 Bedford Row
London
WC1R 4BU

Tel: 020 7269 0300
Fax: 020 7405 1387

Our work is balanced between claimant and defendant or respondent, and includes the protection of individual rights. We work on behalf of trade unions, commercial organisations, the NHS and local and central government. In employment we cover all the relevant areas including: discrimination, collective action, individual rights, restraint of trade and human rights. We also have a thriving practice in the field of professional regulatory and disciplinary work, especially in the healthcare sector. In personal injury we have an excellent profile spanning all types of litigation. Particular areas of strength include catastrophic injury, disaster and multi-party litigation. In clinical law we have a number of expert practitioners encompassing all disputes affecting and involving the medical, dental, pharmaceutical and nursing professions. In product liability and health and safety compliance we engage in civil and criminal litigation of varying complexity as well as public inquiry work. In environmental law we represent corporate and individual defendants. Case experience includes prosecutions of major pollution incidents, permit breaches, marine regulation prosecutions, the release of hazardous or noxious substances and the escape of controlled waste. We; also undertake human rights and public law work where it relates to our main fields of practice. Much of our work involves the use of European jurisprudence.

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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South Square
3-4 South Square
London
WC1R 5HP

Tel: 020 7696 9900
Fax: 020 7696 9911

South Square specialises in insolvency and restructuring law (ranked the top set in this field), banking and finance, commercial, company and fraud related disputes. Members regularly appear in the courts and tribunals of international jurisdictions, notably the Caribbean, Bermuda, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, in addition to those of England and Wales.

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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4 Pump Court
London
EC4Y 7AN

Tel: 020 7842 5555
Fax: 020 7583 2036

The work of Chambers covers virtually every aspect of commercial law, but with particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, construction and information technology and telecommunications.

Posted: 25 November 2015 

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