Mini-Pupillage

Mini-pupillages generally last for two days and, save in exceptional circumstances, take place in specific weeks in June, July, November and December of each year. We aim to take 10 mini-pupils per week.

Due to the current restrictions we are unable to guarantee that in person Mini-Pupillage will be possible.  We will make a decision close to the commencement date and if they are not practicable we will offer a remote alternative that will involve assigned and assessed work as well as contact with a member of chambers on a video call.  If you have a preference, please make this clear on your application form and we will do our best to accommodate this.  If you wish to apply, please visit our ‘How to Apply’ page.

All applications received will be treated as applications for the specific mini-pupillage weeks. However, where there are extenuating circumstances we will endeavour to make adjustments to this time-table if possible. If you have any questions please do contact Ella Igbiaye, our Administrator, by email at pupillage@4newsquare.com.

Mini-pupillages do not include a formally assessed piece of work. However, views regarding the individual’s suitability for pupillage in Chambers are provided to the Recruitment Committee by the member of chambers responsible for supervising the mini-pupil. Mini-pupillages are not a pre-requisite for a pupillage application. However, we encourage potential applicants to do a mini-pupillage in Chambers. We believe they provide a valuable opportunity to get an understanding of the work we do here, to meet members of Chambers and to get a feel for the working environment.

If applicants have any particular requirements or interests they should make this clear on the application form (as to which see below). Where possible we will then make necessary arrangements prior to the mini-pupillage.

Click here for more information on how to apply.