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Mini-pupillage

We hope that time spent with us as a mini-pupil will give you valuable insight into the realities of life at the Bar in the areas of law in which we practise and of course life in Landmark Chambers in particular. We offer approximately 50 mini-pupillages per year of between 3-5 days duration.

We do not assess mini-pupils in any way and mini-pupillage does not form part of our pupillage selection process. Please click here for further information about our pupillage selection process.

What to expect

To help ensure you get the most out of your time with us we will assign you to a junior member of Chambers who will  act as your mini-pupil supervisor for the period. They will be responsible for ensuring that you see a broad cross-section of work.

As far as possible we will place you with someone practising in an area, or areas, in which you are interested. The aim is to give you a chance to see the type of work that you would experience as a junior tenant.  Given the importance of written work we may also be able to give you the opportunity to assist with research or drafting in Chambers.

Click here to read a mini pupillage testimonial from Jack Thorp, a History and Politics (BA (Hons)) and GDL graduate who joined Landmark for a week in June 2017. 

Click here to read a mini pupillage testimonial from Vedantha Kumar, a Philosophy graduate and GDL student who joined Landmark for three days in June 2017. 

Click here to read a mini pupillage testimonial from Sarah Pemberton, a future GDL student with a PhD in Political Science who joined Landmark for a week in May 2017.

How to apply

We operate three mini-pupillage seasons per year: February-March; May-June and October-November. There are approximately 15-20 places available for each season. 

The first intake (February-March) is aimed at first and second year law undergraduates and those who are considering a career change and have not yet undertaken the GDL. During the second two intakes (May-June and October-November) preference is given to third year law undergraduates and those undertaking the GDL or BPTC.

If you would like to apply, please send a full CV and separate covering letter, alongside a completed Equal Opportunities Form, to minipupillage@landmarkchambers.co.uk. The name of the documents should take the following format: ‘[candidates’ name] – [CV/Covering Letter]’ i.e. Carolyn Entwistle – CV.

Funding

Landmark Chambers is keen to improve social mobility at, and access to, the Bar. We therefore believe that it’s important to ensure that students from all backgrounds are able to undertake their mini-pupillage at minimal expense to themselves.

From 2017 onwards, Chambers will be offering all mini-pupils a maximum reimbursement of £100 for reasonable travel and lunch expenses. Additionally, Landmark will operate a discretionary accommodation funding scheme for students visiting from outside of London.

Successful applicants will be advised as to how they can make use of this scheme upon acceptance of their placement.

Equality and Diversity 

We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief, or disability.

Please note the deadlines for applications are as follows:

February - March 2018: 30 November 2017

May - June 2018: 28 February 2018 

October - November 2018: 31 July 2018

For more information on mini-pupillage, please contact Carolyn Entwistle  on 020 7421 2482, or email centwistle@landmarkchambers.co.uk