Mini-pupillage in Lamb Building

Mini-pupillage with Lamb Building is an 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 in conference and experience a variety of areas of the law. The three main areas of law that you will be exposed to as a mini-pupil will include criminal law, family law and immigration.


Applications for mini-pupillages will only be accepted in writing. Please send a covering letter, outlining your dates of availability and the areas of law you are interested in, and CV to Chambers, addressed to Laura Bayles. You will receive a reply by e-mail if your application is successful.

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

Due to high demand, we are not able to reply to unsuccessful applicants.

Mini Pupillage Grant Scheme

The Mini Pupillage Grant Scheme (run by Lincoln’s Inn) offers financial assistance to students who have secured a mini pupillage but need additional funds to complete it. The fund is intended to help with the cost of long distance travel, commuting, accommodation and purchasing appropriate professional clothing. The value of each grant is calculated based on the applicant’s anticipated expenses up to a maximum of £500.

More details including all of the application criteria and application form can be found on the Lincoln’s Inn website, here.

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.