Seriously considering a career as a barrister? Want to get a flavour of the work?
Bank House Chambers offers enjoyable and rewarding mini-pupillage opportunities lasting 2 or 5 days. This gives you a window on what it’s like to work as a barrister and provides essential experience should you apply for a full pupillage in future, either here or at any other set of chambers.
We particularly welcome enquiries from those who are currently in a career other than legal, as well as mature students, so they can see whether the Bar might be for them.
How our mini-pupillages work
- You’ll be assigned to one of our barristers, who will supervise you
- You’ll be invited to attend court on cases for which our barristers have been instructed
- You’ll sit in on conferences with clients
- You may be asked to do some legal research
- If you’re in education, you must be at least a second-year undergraduate
- 5-day mini-pupillages are only offered between July and September
- If you’re offered a mini-pupillage here, we expect you to commit fully, work hard, and conduct yourself professionally at all times
- We can only offer one mini-pupillage at any one time
- We retain records of all mini-pupillage applications for at least a year
- We can’t offer any other type of work experience besides mini-pupillages
How to apply for a mini-pupillage
Applications may be submitted between 1 January and 31 March of any year. Successful applicants will be contacted in May. If you don’t hear from us, unfortunately this means your application has been unsuccessful.
Mini-pupillage applications must include:
- a CV
- a covering letter
- a mini-pupillage application form
- an equal opportunities monitoring form
Applications can’t be accepted by email. They must be marked ‘Mini-Pupillage Application’ and posted to:
The Pupillage Committee
Bank House Chambers