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How to apply

Download Mini-Pupillage Application Form

Please complete this form and send it with a brief covering letter marked for the attention of The Pupillage Secretary. You can apply either by email on or by post to Wilberforce Chambers, 8 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QP.

If you need further assistance, please call and ask for the Pupillage Secretary in confidence on 020 7306 0102 or email us on

Who will I get to meet?

Each mini-pupil will be assigned to a member of Chambers who will act as mini-pupil supervisor. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss with that person and with other members of Chambers practice both at the Bar generally and in Chambers in particular.

What will I see and do?

Inevitably the content of each mini-pupillage will vary, but your time with us will usually include visiting Court with members of Chambers, attending conferences with clients, reading and discussing paperwork and participating in various talks and discussions with members of Chambers and staff.

Our mini-pupillages are not assessed but you may be asked to consider a problem question with a mini-pupil supervisor.

Mini-pupils are invited to visit Chambers for 3 days and we offer a contribution of £100 towards their expenses.

When are they held?

Session 4

Maximum number of places: 7
Primarily aimed at: Second year law and final year non-law students
Notification of places: 13 March 2020
Dates: 7 July 2020 – 9 July 2020


Equality and diversity

We are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity across all aspects of our practice.

Equality of opportunity is essential for the maintenance of high standards and the provision of a quality service to clients. It also ensures a harmonious working environment for members of Chambers and staff.

In particular, we seek to follow best practice equality and diversity procedures in all aspects of recruitment. With mini-pupillage recruitment this involves the use of application forms and the use of objective selection criteria in accordance with the recommendations of the Bar Standards Board’s Equality and Diversity Rules of the Code of Conduct.

Applicants with a disability should contact the Pupillage Secretary in confidence if there are any reasonable adjustments that may be made in relation to their applications.

Download Equality and Diversity Policy 2014

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