A mini pupillage at Farrar’s Building offers you an opportunity to gain an impression of the work that we do and the atmosphere in chambers. It is also an opportunity for us to meet you.
We offer mini pupillages of 3 days, which are not formally assessed. They are usually during the Easter and summer university vacations, although they can be arranged at other times. During your time with us you will shadow barristers at court and in chambers. We try to ensure that at least some of your time is spent with the more junior members of chambers in order that you can gain a realistic view of life as a junior tenant. This also provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions you have about a career at the Bar. In past years the experience gained from a mini pupillage with us has typically enhanced a candidate’s application for pupillage at Farrar’s Building.
Applicants for mini pupillage should have begun or completed a course of higher education. We are unable to offer work experience for school children.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my mini-pupillage with Farrar’s. Throughout the week, there was a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Everyone was accommodating. The experience has provided me with an added sense of motivation to pursue this career in the future.”
Mini Pupil 2016
We consider applications throughout the year at quarterly intervals, being the end of January, April, July and October. We aim to consider all the applications received in the final week of each quarter. Please submit your CV and covering letter by the 21st day of the final month in each quarter.
If you would like a mini pupillage with us then please send us a copy of your CV together with a covering letter addressed to Mr Joshua Hedgman. Send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject marked as “Application for mini pupillage”.
We aim to consider all the applications received in the final week of each quarter. Please submit your CV and covering letter by the 21st day of the final month in each quarter, as above, in order to ensure that you are considered. We aim to contact all applicants with the outcome shortly after we have reached a decision.