Mini Pupillage

We offer 3 day Mini-Pupillages at our Birmingham location to applicants over the age of 18.

Applicants wishing to change from another career will be expected to have a clear view of their abilities and how these can be transferred to a successful career at the Bar.

If I am successful, what will I be doing during my 3 days at St Philips?

We hope you will spend most, or all, of your time within your preferred specialist practice area of law. However, due to the fast changing nature of our business, it is not always possible to secure you time within your preferred area, in which case we will find you a suitable alternative.

We hope you will spend time with more than one Barrister; shadowing their daily schedules and spending time with them in court or during remote hearings depending on the specialism, in order to obtain a first-hand understanding of the profession. We hope that the interactive element of a mini pupillage will continue and that the successful candidates will have the chance to interact with members of chambers, to find out more about us and to allow us to meet them (however, due to the current pandemic restrictions this may have to be remote).

Through our mini-pupillages you will gain a good understanding of roles and responsibilities and Life at the Bar, but we also hope it will be an enjoyable experience.

How should I make an application?

The Mini Pupillage process for 2021 opens on 30th September 2020. The closing date for applications for placements throughout 2021 will be Monday 30th October 2020.

If you are interested in applying, please forward your application (Mini Pupillage Application form), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (EO Monitoring Form) to: pupillage@st-philips.com

Please include details of the dates throughout 2021 you will be available to attend should you be successful in your application, we will do our best accommodate where possible. We will aim to acknowledge receipt of your application within two weeks of receiving it. We hope to let you know if you have been successful or not by 11th December 2020.

Important information regarding your A-Levels:

You should include details of your A-Level results in your CV. However, if you do not have A Levels but have some comparable qualifications; please provide details of the qualifications and how your marks and grades can be compared with A Levels. 

Please also identify a website or other source; ideally independent of the examining body that provides such comparisons.