Chambers is not currently accepting mini-pupillage applications. The next application period will open on the 8th of January 2024.

To apply please email a CV and short covering letter (no more than 2 pages each) to when the application period opens.


All candidates must be aged 18 or over, and should (a) have completed the equivalent of three A-Levels to Grade B standard, or (b) be enrolled on a degree course or (c) have graduated (in any subject).

All mini pupils will be expected to sign a confidentiality agreement.

What is involved?

If you have left school and are interested in a career as a barrister, we may be able to offer you work experience, which is a unique opportunity for you to gain an insight into the day-to-day work of a barrister. This is traditionally called a mini pupillage.

Our mini pupillages normally last for three days and are not formally assessed. We seek to give mini pupils opportunities to attend court and to engage in written work with our members during this time. Members and staff are always happy to answer questions about life at the Bar, and in particular life at 7BR.

As we practice in courts all over the country, we are often able to accommodate mini pupils from a variety of geographical areas, in particular London and the Midlands. We also have a travel fund available to assist those who would not otherwise be able to attend and are also happy to arrange for mini pupils to engage remotely where appropriate. We make every effort to accommodate mini pupils with mobility issues both in attending court hearings and if coming into chambers.

We are a common law set, meaning we practice in a wide range of areas. We hope to be able to offer mini pupils an experience in a range of these practice areas – not least to demonstrate the real benefits of a common law practice – but if you have a preference, we will do our best to accommodate that.

Pupillage Open Day

Chamber’s next Pupillage event will be held on 1 November 2023. Members and staff will discuss applying for Pupillage, 7BR’s key practice areas, life as a pupil and working with practice managers. To register your interest, please contact Dearbhla Marnell-McKnight, via

For a recording and overview of last year’s session, please click here.

Should you require any further information regarding mini pupillage at 7BR, please contact our mini pupillage team here.



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