Mini Pupillage

Undertaking a work experience placement (mini-pupillage) at Guildhall Chambers provides an opportunity to experience all elements of life as a barrister including being in court; observing conferences with lay clients and instructing solicitors, and drafting legal documents.

A mini-pupil will be placed with a Member who has a practice related to the stated area of law an applicant is interested in.

Due to the high number of applications we receive each year, unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone and therefore our placements are restricted to applicants who have reached at least the first year of their undergraduate degree.

Mini Pupillage 2024

Applications for 2024 are now closed. 

For informal enquiries, please contact: [email protected]

Guildhall Chambers has a Commitment to Bar None. We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds, particularly those who attended state schools and have BAME backgrounds. Reasonable travel and/or accommodation expenses will be covered by Chambers. Successful applicants will be asked if they have any requirements when they are notified about the result of their application.

What happens during your Mini-Pupillage

You will spend up to 3 days with one or more of our members (in your preferred area) in Chambers. Subject to specific circumstances, applicants will have a range of opportunities including observing hearings, observing conferences with lay clients and instructing solicitors, and reviewing/discussing legal documents.

Mini-Pupillage marketing criteria

All applicants will be marked using the following criteria:

  1. Intellectual Ability
  2. Oral Communication
  3. Written Communication
  4. Evidence of interest in the bar, including interest in a relevant area of law.

For help or advice please call 0117 930 9000 or complete the form below.

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