Our mini-pupillage programme continues during the pandemic, albeit virtually, without any reduction in the number of mini-pupillages offered. We are very conscious of the difficulties currently facing applicants and consider it essential to offer you the best opportunity we can to get to know chambers via video calls. The application deadlines are at the end of November, February and June each year.
The virtual mini-pupillages take place over one day. First, you will meet your supervisor, who will give you an insight into the atmosphere and work of chambers as well as providing an (optional) applications clinic to review your draft Gateway form and help you prepare for interviews.
Later that day, you will speak to a member of our practice management team and one of our current pupils. Virtual mini-pupillages are entirely unassessed, save in respect of any concern in relation to criterion 5 (personal and professional standards and values).
Ordinarily, applications for pupillage are only considered if the candidate has completed, or has been offered, a mini-pupillage in chambers. In light of the disruption caused by COVID-19 this requirement is suspended for those applying for pupillages starting in 2022.
Any queries in respect of pupillage or mini-pupillage should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.