We offer a limited number of mini-pupillages throughout the year – an opportunity for applicants to experience all elements of life at the Bar in Bristol. Mini-pupils will have the opportunity to shadow members in chambers in court and during conferences. You will also be able to ask any questions about pupillage at Queen Square and the profession as a whole.
Applications are assessed by academic ability, demonstration of the skills required to succeed as a Barrister, and enthusiasm for potential practice in Bristol and / or at Queen Square Chambers. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those studying in Bristol, including those who are still deciding whether to pursue a career at the Bar.
Mini-pupillages are neither assessed nor a pre-requisite to any future pupillage application.
Applications should be made by way of the form below, returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF format is preferred to preserve formatting. Please also complete and return our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, also available below.
Please note: Following the Covid-19 outbreak, we have taken the decision to suspend mini-pupillages as of the 16th March 2020. Whilst we are more than happy to still receive applications during this time, we will not be able to offer mini-pupillages until further notice.
Applications are assessed quarterly and the following deadlines apply:
30 September – for mini-pupillages in January to March the following year;
31 December – for mini-pupillages in April to June the following year;
31 March – for mini-pupillage in July to September;
30 June – for mini-pupillages in September to December;
Unfortunately we are not able to provide financial support for mini-pupils.