The work is very demanding, but also highly satisfying, and has the prospect of exceptional financial rewards.


Mini-pupillages give prospective applicants the opportunity to see for themselves how Chambers operates, and the sort of work that the members of Chambers undertake.  As such, undertaking a mini-pupillage gives a good impression of what life is like as a member of Chambers.

Mini-pupillages generally last for three days.  Applications for mini-pupillage should be made by letter, with a curriculum vitae, at least six months before the desired date of commencement of the mini-pupillage.

Chambers would be grateful if applicants for mini-pupillage would also complete Chambers’ diversity monitoring forms. Completed forms will be kept separately and will not form part of the selection process. Completion of the monitoring forms is not obligatory, although it is encouraged.

We give careful consideration to all such applications.  Accordingly, please do not be concerned if you do not hear back from us immediately.

Enquiries about the nature of a mini-pupillage may be answered by contacting Tom Rook, our Senior Clerk.

All applications for mini-pupillage should be emailed to tom.rook@11newsquare.com ,  alternatively please send to :

The Mini-Pupillage Committee
Chambers of John Gardiner KC
11 New Square
Lincoln’s Inn
London, WC2A 3QB