Mini-pupillage

Applications for mini-pupillages have now closed and will open again on 1 November 2021 for sessions starting in December 2021. Please note, any applications received before 1 November will not be considered.

At Albion Chambers we feel that mini-pupillages provide an important opportunity for individuals who are intending or contemplating a career at the Bar. Never has it been more challenging for mini-pupils to gain experience with barristers in a traditional way.

Therefore, we are inviting applications for “remote” mini-pupillages.

Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to participate in a panel session (likely on Zoom) with members of Albion Chambers. Mini-pupils will have the opportunity to ask questions (no question is too silly), and be given advice on applications and CVs.

We have conducted a number of these sessions, and participants have commented on how useful they have found them.

Following the panel session, we are happy for applicants to include us on their CV as relevant work/legal experience.

Applications are welcomed from those interested in all the areas of law which Albion Chambers specialises in. Unfortunately, due to the level of demand, we are unable to extend the offer of placements to secondary school pupils. 

Although this will not take the format of a usual mini-pupillage, we are keen that participants are able to fully engage with the sessions, and as such places are limited. 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 – highlighted in bold (iii) which date(s) you are applying for – also highlighted in bold (iv) any other information you feel is relevant to your application.
  • Maximum two-page curriculum vitae.
  • A completed equalities and monitoring questionnaire (see link).

Please note that Albion Chambers are committed to providing 50% of our mini-pupillages to those who identify as BAME and/or who attended a state school.

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. Typed text in both the email and CV should be Arial font size 12.

Applications should be emailed to mini-pupillage@albionchambers.co.uk 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 you are successful and offered a mini-pupillage during the dates 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 with Albion Chambers.

Please click on the links below for information about:

Tenancy

Pupillage