Wilberforce Chambers is committed to giving those interested in the Bar an idea of how Chambers operate, and what life as a practising chancery barrister might be like. We run a series of non-assessed mini-pupillages each year in four ‘sessions’ and we offer 40 mini-pupillage places. So, while obtaining a space is often competitive, there is plenty of opportunity to do a mini-pupillage at Wilberforce.
While we were an early adopter of remote mini-pupillages during the pandemic, we believe that mini-pupillages in person in chambers are the best way to gain the greatest insight into the Bar and Chambers, and the richest occasion. A mini-pupil visits Chambers and spends two days participating in various talks and discussions with members of Chambers and staff, and visiting Court or otherwise shadowing members of Chambers as they go about their work. The talks include sessions with the Head of Pupillage, our current pupils and other juniors, as well as a member of the clerking team to get a true insight to chambers. There is also a more casual opportunity to speak to members of chambers
Should a session be held remotely, a mini-pupil can expect the same talks and discussions with members of Chambers and staff, and to shadow members of Chambers, across two days.