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

Closing Date

CV and Cover note

Three unpaid traineeships of approximately 3 months will be available in the chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg from, respectively:

1)      8 th January 2018 to 23rd March 2018

2)      9 th April 2018 to 13th July 2018

3)      4 th September 2018 to 14th December 2018

 

This is an opportunity to engage with EU law at the highest level and gain important experience of how it works in practice. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of European Union law, have a reasonable command of French - the CJEU's working language - and, by the time they take up a traineeship, either hold a law degree (preferably 2:1 or above) or have successfully completed a law conversion course. Applications, consisting of a brief CV and a cover letter indicating preferred dates for a traineeship and future career plans, should be sent by email to  Gabriella.Carta-Paganoni@curia.europa.eu by 28th April 2017.

CV and Cover Note

Five Paper

5 Paper Buildings
Temple
London, EC4Y 7HB
Tel: 020 7815 3200 

We offer Mini Pupillages all year round and welcome applications from all backgrounds.  Five Paper is a friendly and welcoming set of Chambers practising in civil law through four practice teams: commercial, property, family and employment.  We have a very strong reputation for our good client service and are recognised as a leading set of Chambers in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.  

We believe in investing in our Pupils and in diversity and equality.  Mini Pupillages are not assessed and are not a pre-requisite for Pupillage applications. We look for applicants that can demonstrate an interest in becoming a Barrister with the potential to succeed.  Mini Pupillages normally last one week, but a shorter period can be arranged to suit.  Please see our website for more details, including our Mini Pupillage policy and our hardship fund: http://fivepaper.com/mini-pupillage/  

Please send applications or any queries to morwennamacro@fivepaper.com and please indicate available dates in the following 6-12 months.

Posted: 01 November 2016

 

Various

 

Application Form

5 Pump Court

Temple
EC4Y 7AP
Tel. 020 7353 2532
Fax. 020 7353 5321

www.5pumpcourt.com

5 Pump Court is a leading London Common Law set practising in Civil, Family and Crime.

We offer a maximum of four one-week mini-pupillages each year.  They usually take place during late June, July, August or September.

Applicants must be either an undergraduate or graduate.

The application form and equal opportunities monitoring form should be completed and submitted between the 1st January and the 31st January each year by post, accompanied by a covering letter and marked for the attention of Rebecca Foulkes.

Due to the volume of applications it is regretted that applications received outside this period will not be acknowledged or considered.

Successful applicants will be notified by the 31st March and allocated their mini-pupillage week.

A mini-pupillage is not a pre-requisite for pupillage but may assist a future application.

Posted: 31 October 2016

 

Various

 

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

Various

CV

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

Various

Application Form

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 

Various

CV

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 

Various

CV

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 

Various

Application Form

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 

Various

CV

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 

Various

Application Form

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 

Various

Application Form

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 

Various

Application Form

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 

Various

CV

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

Various

CV

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

Various

CV

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 

Various

Application Form

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 

Various

Application Form

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 

Various

CV

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 

Various

Application Form

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 

Various

Application Form

Doughty Street
54 Doughty Street
London
WC1N 2LS
Telephone: 020 7404 1313

Doughty Streets practice areas focus on crime, civil law, public and administrative law, international law, mediation, and arbitration, frequently in cases invoking issues of human rights and civil liberties.  The application round starts in October and closes in November each year.

Poated: 22 February 2017

November

CV and Cover Note

Francis Taylor Building
Inner Temple
London EC4Y 7BY
Telephone: 020 7353 8415

Francis Taylor Building has a leading reputation for planning, environment, infrastructure, licensing, compulsory purchase and land valuation, rating, local government, ecclesiastical and religious liberty, regulatory crime and associated aspects of EU law.

Poated: 22 February 2017

 Various

CV and Cover Note

Radcliffe Chambers
11 New Square
Lincoln's Inn
London WC2A 3QB
Telephone: 020 7831 0081

Radcliffe Chambers' practice is in the areas of work traditionally associated with the Chancery Bar, principally property law, trust and private client work, the law relating to the diverse forms of business association, commercial law, pensions, charities and financial services.

Poated: 22 February 2017

 Various

CV and Cover Note

Three Raymond Buildings
Gray's Inn
London WC1R 5BH
Telephone: 0207 400 6400

Three Raymond Buildings practoces in areas related to criminal/quasi-criminal law. Applications for mini pupillages are ongoing throughout the year.

Poated: 23 February 2017

 Ongoing

CV and Cover Note

Invictus Chambers
1 Mitre Court Buildings
Temple
London
EC4Y 7BS
Telephone: 020 7583 9710

Invictus Chambers practices civil, commercial, criminal, family and immigration law, with offices in London and in Bristol. There are two 'seasons' for mini-pupillages (Jan-June and July-December). 

Posted: 23 February 2017

 End of December and June

Application form

Queen Elixabeth Building
Temple
London, EC4Y 9BS 
Telephone: (0) 20 7797 7837

QEB is a leading set of chambers dealing with all aspects of Family Law. Applications are to be made with a form on the website. All applicants must be 18 or over.

Posted: 27 February 2017

 Various

Application form

Keating Chambers
15 Essex Street
London  WC2R 3AA
Telephone:   (0)20 7544 2600

Keating Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers' chambers, with a thriving domestic and international practice, comprising 57 barristers, 27 Queen's Counsel and 30 Juniors and 8 international members/honourary associates. This means that assistance is available for disputes of every type and size. Keating Chambers specialise in providing their services across the areas of construction and engineering; energy and natural resources; infrastructure and utilities; international arbitration; IT and technology; offshore construction and marine engineering; procurement and competition and associated professional negligence.

Posted: 27 February 2017

 Various

CV and Cover Note

Landmark Chambers
180 Fleet Street
London
EC4A 2HG
Telephone: (0) 20 7430 1221

Landmark Chambers is a leading chambers in the UK offering integrated advocacy and advice in planning, property, public, environment, and raiting and evaluation.Landmark's barristers act for the private and public sectors including government departments, statutory bodies, local authorities, companies, landowners, interest groups and individuals.

Posted: 27 February 2017

 Various

CV and Cover Note

Farrars Chambers
Farrar's Building
Temple
London EC4Y 7BD
 

Farrar's Building is a long established specialist set of chambers with particular expertise in the following five main areas of practice: personal injury; employment; serious and white-collar crime; health and safety; inquiries; and professional liability and disciplinary tribunals. Members of chambers also specialise in clinical negligence, professional negligence, insurance, product liability and commercial (see individual biographies). 

Posted: 27 February 2017

 Various

CV and Cover Note

Garden Court Chambers
57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3LJ

Garden Court Chambers is the number one ranked set of barristers based in central London, committed to human rights, social justice and equality. We specialise in  civil liberties criminal defence family law housing immigration and  public law.

Posted: 27 February 2017

 Various

Application form

Devereaux Chambers
Devereux Court
London
WC2R 3JH
Telephone: (0)20 7353 7534

Devereux is a leading set of barristers' chambers in the UK offering a wealth of expertise in commercial litigation, insurance, reinsurance; professional negligence; IT and telecoms; contentious and non-contentious tax; employment and industrial relations; clinical negligence and personal injury. 

Posted: 27 February 2017

 Various

 

Three unpaid traineeships of approximately 3 months will be available in the chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg from, respectively:

 

1)       8 th January 2018 to 23rd March 2018

 

2)       9 th April 2018 to 13th July 2018

 

3)       4 th September 2018 to 14th December 2018

 

This is an opportunity to engage with EU law at the highest level and gain important experience of how it works in practice. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of European Union law, have a reasonable command of French - the CJEU's working language - and, by the time they take up a traineeship, either hold a law degree (preferably 2:1 or above) or have successfully completed a law conversion course. Applications, consisting of a brief CV and a cover letter indicating preferred dates for a traineeship and future career plans, should be sent by email to Gabriella.Carta-Paganoni@curia.europa.eu by 28th April 2017.