A mini-pupillage at 4 Stone Buildings is neither a pre-requisite for applying for pupillage with us, nor does it form part of our selection process. However, we do welcome and encourage anyone considering applying for pupillage at 4 Stone Buildings to do a mini-pupillage with us so as to get a better understanding of the work we do and the culture in Chambers to assist potential pupils in deciding if we are the right place for them.

Although the majority of our successful mini-pupillage applicants do their mini pupillage in Chambers, we continue to offer “virtual” mini-pupillages to any applicants who prefer that, as we recognise the benefits to some applicants of being able to do a mini-pupillage remotely. We warmly welcome anyone who opts to do their mini-pupillage remotely to come in to Chambers to attend “Chambers tea” at any time after their mini-pupillage if they feel this would assist them with deciding whether they wish to apply for pupillage with us. For those who choose to do their mini-pupillage in person we will refund reasonable expenses up to a maximum of £50.

Whether a mini-pupil chooses to do their mini-pupillage in person or remotely, the mini-pupillage will last for one day during which the mini-pupil will be introduced to the work done in Chambers, have the opportunity to discuss pupillage with junior members, and attend Chambers tea or Thursday drinks in the clerks’ room.

Applications for our mini-pupillage programme taking place between 16th September 2024 and 13th December 2024 have now closed.  We will be accepting applications for mini-pupillages to take place between January and March 2025 in September.