Please see below for details of our mini pupillage policy and how to apply.


A mini-pupillage presents an unrivalled opportunity to spend 2-5 days shadowing a Barrister. This usually will be with more than one member of Chambers.

You will have the opportunity to watch them in court, in the robing room and in chambers; preparing their cases and arguing them.

Counsel may allow you to read their case papers and allow you to sit in and observe conferences, subject to it being appropriate and the consent of the lay and professional client.

You will not be asked to do any written work.

Chambers will require you to sign a confidentiality agreement and terms & conditions prior to undertaking your mini-pupillage. You will also be invited to complete a diversity monitoring form.

You should be able to demonstrate that you understand the obligations of confidentiality and compliance with the GDPR.


Chambers offers mini-pupillages during the following legal terms and between the following dates:

Michaelmas term:

1st of October to the 31st November.

Hilary term:

3rd week of January to the Wednesday before Easter Sunday.

Easter term:

Second Tuesday after Easter Sunday to the Friday before Whit Sunday.

We will not be offering mini-pupillages during Trinity term.

We offer mini-pupillages for 1 week and take two mini-pupils per week on a bi-weekly basis.


You must be aged 18 or over at the time of the mini-pupillage

All mini-pupillage placements are reserved for those who are studying law at an undergraduate or studying for a professional level legal qualification.


Your application must be in writing and include:

A short C.V. and;

A short covering letter setting out why you wish to undertake a mini-pupillage.

Please include any dates the you are available and your contact details, including an email address and a mobile telephone number.

Please address all applications to:

1 High Pavement Chambers

Whilst No.1 High Pavement is extremely proud of our record of inclusivity, equality and diversity; we are not complacent, and welcome all applications, whilst actively encouraging those from backgrounds currently underrepresented at the Bar.

You will be notified by email if your application has been successful within 21 working days of the application being received.