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Mini-Pupillage

If you are thinking of applying to us, a mini-pupillage is a very good way for you to meet us and for us to get to know you. We do not formally assess mini-pupillages, although your contribution will be assessed by the barristers who you are placed with and may be considered during any subsequent application for pupillage.

The best time to apply for a mini-pupillage is during the 2nd year or early part of the final year of your law degree or CPE/GDL year. This will give you the opportunity to complete the mini-pupillage before you need to apply for pupillage.

Chambers offers a limited number of mini-pupillages throughout the year. If you are selected for a mini-pupillage, you will be invited to attend in one of the weeks below for 4 days from Tuesday to Friday.

You will be asked to give your preferred dates from the selected weeks offered, but it may well not be possible to accommodate each applicant’s first choice.

Crown Office Chambers strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to diversity amongst its staff, members, pupils and mini-pupils. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities and those who are LGBTQ+, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the job. Further information about our Diversity Policy and Data can be found here.

To apply, please click on the link below and a Word document should load on your screen. You can then type your responses in each of the boxes. If necessary you can expand the size of any of the boxes by pressing the return key. After filling in the document please save it as a normal Word file and email it to the Mini-Pupillage Administrator with the subject heading “Mini-Pupillage Application”.

In light of the government guidelines on COVID-19 and the reduced amount of Court work, the next round of mini-pupillages is adjourned to a period starting on 26 October 2020. The deadline for applications for the next round is accordingly extended to midnight on 30 September 2020 and the dates for the next mini-pupillages will be announced in the next few weeks.

Please note that Chambers does not accept CVs in lieu of a completed application form. Please do not send a CV in addition. Applications in CV format will not be considered.

By submitting an online application for mini-pupillage, you are declaring to Chambers that the contents are true to the best of your knowledge and belief.

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