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Mini-pupillages at Atkin Chambers

Although a mini-pupillage is not a pre-requisite to applying for pupillage, we recognise that they are helpful when making decisions about pupillage applications by providing some knowledge of the areas of law in which the barristers at Atkin Chambers specialise as well as a taste of life at the Bar.

What mini-pupillages are offered at Atkin Chambers

Chambers offers up to 10 mini-pupillage opportunities per year. Our two-day mini pupillages are available during Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter.

Mini-pupillages are not assessed and the experience is viewed as a decision-making tool to help students make the right choice when deciding where to submit a full pupillage application.

During their time in Chambers, mini-pupils are given the dedicated support of a junior barrister whose task it is to provide a varied insight into the life and work of a barrister at Atkin Chambers.

We request that applicants not apply earlier than 2nd year law or 3rd year non-law. We welcome applications from those studying the BPTC or GDL.

How to apply for mini-pupillage at Atkin Chambers

We will update the application dates for 2020 very soon.

Please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages in length addressed to the “Clerk to the Pupillage Committee” at

Applicants should state a preference for the month(s) in which they wish to attend and any dates that should be avoided. We are happy to reimburse all reasonable travel expenses incurred during the mini-pupillage.

We offer mini-pupillages to students who may be interested in subsequently applying for pupillage and are suitable candidates for this.

Expenses policy

For successful applicants to this scheme we are happy to reimburse all reasonable travel expenses and can arrange overnight accommodation nearby if required.

Please raise any requests for fares and accommodation with the clerk to the Pupillage Committee ( when organising your mini-pupillage dates.