Mini Pupillage

Mini-pupillage is a way of experiencing the Bar to see whether a career as a barrister is for you.

As part of our continuing commitment to education, training and accessibility to the Bar, at 187 Chambers we offer mini-pupillages throughout the year for five working days with opportunities to attend a variety of different court hearings.

“We regret to say that it is not possible to restart our mini-pupillage programme this year. We plan to resume again in March 2022.

Mini-pupillage tends to involve accompanying a barrister and client in small, unventilated rooms. At present there remain risks to mini-pupils, barristers and clients, including the increased risk of our barristers receiving an NHS contact notification, which would mean that they could not continue normal work.

We understand how disappointing this is. We therefore plan to host an online Q & A session in November for those who had hoped to apply for mini-pupillage or are thinking about their first pupillage application in 2022. More details to follow.”

Applications are welcomed and should be addressed to Emma Gluckstein – emmag@187fleetstreet.com.

To be eligible, you must have left school with good A level results and at least have started at university. You should demonstrate a genuine interest in the profession and a specific interest in criminal law. The mini-pupillage is not assessed but we look for students who have the potential to become pupils in Chambers.

Please send a full covering letter and CV, together with the exact dates on which you are available.

Chambers does not offer work experience placements or funded mini-pupillages.