2 King’s Bench Walk Chambers are pleased to be able to offer 15 Mini Pupillage places during 2024 for successful applicants aged 18 or over who may be considering a career at the Bar. Mini Pupillage offers experience of working life at the bar and the opportunity for applicants to make connections and get to know different sets of Chambers.
2024 Mini Pupillage procedure
The applications window for 2024 opens on 1st November 2023 and closes on 31st December 2023. When open, please apply by sending a covering letter to email@example.com with your CV attached. Eligible applications received within the time limit will be considered in January 2024 and applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of January. There will be no interviews. Applications outside the window will be considered on a case-by-case basis dependent on availability.
Applicants will usually be expected to meet one of the following criteria:
- Undertaking a degree in law
- Undertaking a conversion course, GDL
- Undertaking your BPTC
- Waiting to commence the GDL or BPTC
- Applicants must be available to take up a week’s mini pupillage in person during 2024.
Applicants who do not fall within one of the above categories will want to provide evidence with their application to demonstrate an active interest in pursuing a career at the Bar.
Those who have been successful in securing a Pupillage are not eligible for a Mini Pupillage.
All applications are welcome regardless of race, colour, citizenship, nationality or origins, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, gender, sexuality, marriage and civil partnerships status, health, pregnancy and maternity, disability, or family / other circumstances. Chambers operates within the Equality and Diversity Code in relation to recruitment of both Mini Pupils and Pupils. See the Bar Council’s Fair Recruitment Guide.
2 KBW Chambers aspires to be a Chambers of Choice and aims to encourage and facilitate working practices and services that support the health and well-being of all staff, pupils and barristers. You will find a supportive team of clerks and barristers to make you feel welcome in Chambers, and to enable you to fully access the opportunities that mini pupillage offers.
Chambers is committed to the Bar None mini-pupillage pledge in aiming for at least 50% of mini pupillages to be awarded to those from State school and/or persons from ethnic minority backgrounds.
A week-long mini pupillage will consist of attendance at various court centres observing court hearings and client conferences with different members of chambers.
Mini Pupils are expected to enter into a confidentiality agreement in relation to their time undertaking a Mini Pupillage.
The process of selection for a Mini Pupillage is entirely separate from the pupillage process and acceptance/rejection of an application for mini pupillage is not an indication of the likely outcome of any application for pupillage.
Please see our separate Pupillage page for further information.