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Mini-pupillage at Garden Court North Chambers

Garden Court North Chambers will aim to offer mini pupillages at three points during the year. The exact dates will be advertised on our website. Our next session is 19 - 30 September 2016 .

We do not expect applicants for pupillage to have completed a mini-pupillage with us, nor do we place any great weight on the fact that applicants have undertaken multiple mini-pupillages. We believe that the proper function of mini-pupillage is to help potential applicants to the Bar to decide whether in fact they do want to pursue a career in the law, whether they want to become a barrister or a solicitor, and what area of law interests them.

Each of our mini pupillage sessions lasts two weeks. We take one or two pupils the first week, and one or two the second week. The length of the mini-pupillage is either two/three days or five days. We offer a shorter mini-pupillage to ensure that those with, for example, work or childcare commitments, can feasibly take part. We may sometimes have to change dates due to last minute changes in court hearings, barrister availability etc.

The mini-pupillage will aim to offer opportunities to observe barristers in court/and or conference and a chance to speak about pupillage applications, work experience and the work we do.

Applicants must be 18 years old or more and we will give preference to those who have not undertaken a mini-pupillage or other legal work experience before and/or express a specific interest in the areas of law we undertake. We will also take into account whether the applicant comes from a lower income background, using the indicator of whether s/he received free school meals.

If you are interested in a mini-pupillage please fill in the form by following this link .

Only applications made in this way will be considered. Please do not send us any other documentation. There is no limit on the number of applications that can be made so if there is no availability for one session you are welcome to apply for the next.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by 1 August 2016 and must confirm acceptance within 7 days failing which the place will be offered to another applicant. Successful applicants will be required to sign a conduct and confidentiality agreement before commencement of the mini-pupillage.



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