Mini-pupillage in Lamb Building

A mini-pupillage with Lamb Building is a great opportunity to gain an invaluable insight into life at the common law bar. A mini-pupillage usually lasts one week, where you will be given the opportunity to accompany a member of chambers to court and gain experience in a variety of areas of the law. The three main areas of law that you will be exposed to as a mini-pupil are criminal law, family law and immigration.


Applications for mini-pupillages (CV with covering letter) will only be accepted in writing, and should be addressed to the Mini-Pupillage Secretary, Jamil Dhanji.

If you are currently an undergraduate or have finished your undergraduate studies please provide a breakdown on your CV of your marks for each subject/module taken at the date of your application. Your application should indicate what area(s) of law you are interested in and your dates of availability and we will use our best endeavours to fulfill your request.

We regret that chambers does not accept applications for mini-pupillage from applicants who are under 18 years of age.


Chambers adopts a timetable for the allocation of placements. Applications for mini-pupillages will be considered four times a year only. The timetable is set out in the table below:

Period Closing date for application
Jan - March 2015 30 Nov 2014
April - May 2015 31 January 2015
June - Sept 2015 30 April 2015
Oct - Dec 2015 31 August 2015

Applications will not be considered prior to the closing date and any applications received after the relevant closing date will not be considered for that period. You will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date if your application is successful.

Due to high demand, we are not able to reply to unsuccessful applicants. If you have not received a response in 28 days from the application closing date then your application has been unsuccessful.

Further Information

If undertaking a mini-pupillage at Lamb Building, you will be required to give a promise of confidentiality by signing an undertaking to that effect. This is a requirement of the Bar Council. Successful applicants will be notified of the terms and conditions of mini-pupillage prior to commencement.