Each year, we offer a limited number of unassessed mini-pupillages, which ordinarily last for two days and take place between November and January. We encourage those considering a pupillage with us to undertake a mini-pupillage, although it is not a requirement to do so.

A failure to obtain a mini-pupillage should not deter an applicant from seeking pupillage at our Chambers or at the Commercial Chancery Bar more broadly. We encourage unsuccessful applicants to try again on future occasions, and to consider making a pupillage application regardless.


What we look for in applicants

Applicants must have at least completed the second year of their law degree or, if they are not yet studying law, the third year of their degree. We would expect applicants to obtain a first or good upper second degree, which need not be in law.

We look for ability regardless of background. Please consult our mini-pupillage policy, below, for more information.


Mini-Pupillage structure

No two mini-pupillages are the same. The intention is that mini-pupils will see a cross-section of working life at the Commercial Chancery Bar, including a mix of court and paper work, and the opportunity to talk to one or more of our junior members.

We offer around 12 mini-pupillages per year. We appreciate that applicants may struggle to fit mini-pupillages alongside work or study commitments and aim to be flexible with timings.


How to apply

Applications must be made in the following manner:

  • Applications may only be made between 1st May and 31st October;
  • Applications should be made via the Chambers’ mini-pupillage application form and saved in MS Word format;
  • Applications may only be made by email and should be sent to jj. with “Mini-Pupillage application” as the subject heading; and
  • The application email should consist only of the completed application form attached as an MS Word Document. There is no need for any further text.



Any queries with regards to mini-pupillage, including any requests for reasonable adjustments in relation to the application process, should be made toJian Jun (JJ) Liew on +44 (0)20 7419 8000 or at


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Further Information

Mini-Pupillage Application Form

Mini-Pupillage Policy

Equality & Diversity Policy