​Mini Pupillage

We offer those interested in a career at the Family Law Bar the opportunity to spend a week in Chambers as a mini pupil. During that week mini pupils can expect to attend Court, attend conferences and read paperwork whilst shadowing a number of different barristers. We aim to give all mini pupils as broad and varied an experience of life in chambers as possible. 

Minimum Requirements

You must have commenced or concluded further education.

You must be 18 years of age or older.

You must have at least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above.


Chambers will endeavour to arrange for mini-pupils to see work being undertaken in chambers or within walking distance of chambers. Ordinarily, mini-pupils will not be expected to travel to courts located outside the London travelcard zones. If travel to a more distant court is unavoidable, chambers will pay reasonable travel expenses.

Save as set out above, mini pupils are expected to meet their own expenses.


To apply for a mini pupillage please print out and complete the application form. click here.

If you are unable to print the form, please contact the Chambers Administrator nkessell@29br.co.uk and a form will be posted to you. The completed form should be posted to The Chambers Administrator, 29 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4HE, who will acknowledge receipt of your application and will forward pages 2-5 of your application to the Barrister in charge of Mini Pupillages. 

Data protection

Please read the Privacy Notice which explains how we use the personal information that you provide in your application. Privacy Notice


The Barrister in charge of Mini Pupillages considers applications for mini pupillage on 3 occasions each year:

Applications received between 1st March and 30th June each year are considered during the first two weeks of July that year

Applications received between 1st July and 31st October each year are considered during the first two weeks of November that year

Applications received between 1st November and 28th February each year are considered during the first two weeks of March that year.

You will be informed of the outcome of your application in due course.

We operate an Equality and Diversity Policy. Please remember we do not accept CVs. We only accept our completed application form.

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