Mini Pupillage

Chambers' scheme on mini-pupillages seeks to give students an insight into the working life, benefits and burdens of a practising barrister. Chambers does not encourage applications for work experience weeks but instead prefers to channel its resources into packing as much as possible into the time spent in Chambers by students who have commenced their degree course.

No5 offers three-day mini-pupillages based in Birmingham or London.

During their time at Chambers, the mini-pupil will have the opportunity to attend Court, Tribunal hearings and conferences and may be asked to undertake research so as to assist in the preparation of pleadings and advices. They may attend with one or more members of chambers. In the current times much court work is by video and there are less opportunities to attend court in person. At the start of the mini-pupillage, Chambers’ clerks will be in touch with the mini pupil to discuss their likely experience.

The mini-pupillage scheme offers a shop window into which students can gaze and compare the different atmospheres, camaraderie and general machinery of Chambers. We are sure that the care and time invested in mini-pupils will leave only a positive and informed impression and encourage all students interested in a career at the Bar to apply for a chance to sample this experience. In case of difficulties, please contact