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. Mini-pupils will also have the opportunity to talk with members of Chambers and ask them questions about their profession and the Pupillage application procedure.
Due to the number of applications that Guildhall Chambers receive each year we cannot accommodate everyone. We offer approximately twelve three-day placements between June and September each year. We do not offer placements outside of this period. The placements are restricted to applicants who have reached at least the first year of their undergraduate degree.
To be considered for a mini-pupillage in 2021 - please complete the online mini-pupillage application form on this page. Covering letters and accompanying CVs will not be considered. The application deadline is Wednesday 31st March 2021. Offers will normally be made six weeks thereafter.
Any queries regarding mini-pupillages and the application process should be directed to criminal barrister, Alistair Haggerty.
If you don't recieve a response to your application within 5 working days, please contact one of our receptionists who will be able to assist you with your application.
We do not offer any other forms of work experience. In conjunction with the Bar Council's efforts to broaden access to the Bar, we organise an annual State School Open Day for local Bristol students in their lower sixth-form. For further information please contact Alistair Haggerty.