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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”.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and escalating infection rates, the next round of mini-pupillages has been adjourned to a period starting on 18 May 2021. The deadline for applications for the next round has been accordingly extended to midnight on 31 March 2021.

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.

Mini-pupillage dates 2021

18th May – 21st May

25th May – 28th May

1st June – 4th June


15th June – 18th June

22nd June – 25th June

29th June – 2nd July


13th July – 16th July

20th July – 23rd July

27th July – 30 July


7th September – 10th September

14th September – 17th September

21st September – 24th September


14th December – 17th December


Mini-pupillage dates 2022

12th April – 14th April

26th April – 29th April


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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