Pump Court Chambers


They are designed to give you exposure to the day-to-day routine of chambers and an opportunity to meet our members so you can decide whether a career at the bar is right for you.

As a mini-pupil, you will spend up to a week shadowing one or more of our barristers throughout their working day in court and/or in conference, as well as being invited to read through briefs and instructions.

You will be required to travel to and from courts within a reasonable distance. Please note that mini-pupillages are not funded and you will be required to meet your own travel expenses and other incidental costs.

At Pump Court we pride ourselves on our professionalism and client care. As a mini pupil, you will be expected to demonstrate the same degree of professionalism and discretion as our barristers and staff. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, you will be required sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the commencement of your mini pupillage.

Mini pupils will not be assessed and no formal feedback will be given.

The process of selection for mini-pupillage is entirely separate from the pupillage process.

An information sheet about mini-pupillage at Pump Court can be found here

Application Process

We are not currently accepting applications for mini pupillages. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adjourned all mini pupillages offered to successful applicants in 2020. We are therefore prioritising accommodating successful 2020 applicants for mini pupillages before we open the application process for 2021. We do not anticipate accepting applications for mini pupillages for 2021 before October 2021, although this depends on how quickly the courts return to in-person hearings. Our website will be updated at that time for further information on when and how to apply for mini pupillages with Pump Court Chambers.

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