At Albion Chambers we feel that mini-pupillages provide an important opportunity for individuals who are intending or contemplating a career at the Bar.

Successful applicants are offered a three-day mini-pupillage, during which you will be assigned to one or more members of Chambers, shadowing them in court, and possibly during conferences. You may also get the opportunity to read papers and discuss written work, such as advices, skeleton arguments and/or pleadings.

Unfortunately, due to the level of demand we are unable to extend the offer of placements to secondary school pupils.

High demand and limited places also necessitates a rigorous selection process, and applicants must comply with the following application requirements, and failure to do so may result in your application being refused:

  • Maximum 250 word application email, to include: (i) confirmation of whether or not you have applied previously, and if so, when (ii) brief details of the specific areas of law that you are interested in observing – highlighted in bold (iii) your availability for the next six months, for example: ‘7 November - 2 December 2016 and 13 March - 31 March 2017’, also highlighted in bold (iv) any other information you feel is relevant to your application
  • Maximum two page curriculum vitae.
  • Typed text in both the email and CV should be Arial font size 12.
  • Poor formatting and/or spelling and/or punctuation and/or grammar may result in your application being refused. Please double-check your documents before sending!
  • Applications should be emailed to with the words ‘Mini-pupillage application’ typed in the subject header of the email.
  • You will receive confirmation of whether or not your application has been successful via return email. If successful that email will contain instructions on what you are required to do in preparation for your mini-pupillage.
  • Please Note: If successful and offered a mini-pupillage during the date ranges provided, we cannot thereafter accommodate requests to change the date, so please take particular care when specifying your availability.

We look forward to receiving your application and thereafter providing you with an informative and enjoyable experience at Albion Chambers.


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