Landmark runs a comprehensive mini-pupillage programme from Chambers’ offices in London, taking up to 60 students per annum for a period of three to five days’ duration.
Structure of Mini-Pupillage
During your mini-pupillage, you will be supervised by a junior member of Chambers who will be responsible for ensuring that you participate in a broad cross-section of work.
We will place you with a practitioner who specialises in at least one area of expertise in which you are interested and, in doing so, give you the opportunity to explore what life is like at the junior end of the Bar. Where possible, we will also arrange for a more senior member to act as your satellite supervisor on more complex cases.
Our mini-pupillages are designed to provide students with valuable insight into the realities of life at the Bar and improve your understanding of how our areas of expertise operate in practice. We do not therefore assess our mini-pupils in any way and our placements do not form part of our selection process.
Making an Application
We run three mini-pupillage intakes per annum and offer between 15 and 20 students a placement during each. The first intake takes place in February and March, the second in May and June, and the third in October and November.
Before making any application, please consult the table below, as applications for each intake will only be accepted within the relevant application window and any applications from ineligible candidates will not be included in the shortlisting process.
|February and March||1 August to 30 November|
|May and June||1 December to 28 February|
|October and November||1 March to 31 July|
To make an application, please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Covering Letter
- Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Corporate Social Responsibility
Landmark Chambers believes that it’s important to ensure that students from all backgrounds are able to undertake their mini-pupillage at minimal expense to themselves and, in doing so, improve social mobility at, and access to, the Bar.
Chambers therefore offers all mini-pupils a maximum reimbursement of £100 for reasonable travel and lunch expenses. Additionally, Landmark operates 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 funding scheme upon acceptance of their placement.
Equality and Diversity
Chambers is committed to the furtherance of equality and diversity at the Bar. We are an equal opportunities employer and run a number of initiatives designed to promote equality, diversity and wellbeing. To find out more and read about why Landmark has recently been awarded a Wellbeing at the Bar Certificate of Recognition from the Bar Council, please visit our Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing page.