3PB accepts applications for work experience (mini-pupillage) for all of our offices except Birmingham. Mini-pupillages are a great way of finding out what life at the Bar in general and at 3PB in particular is like, including being in court; observing conferences with lay clients and instructing solicitors; and drafting legal documents. Mini-pupils will also have the opportunity to talk with members of Chambers and ask them questions about their profession and the Pupillage application procedure.

Due to the number of applications that 3PB receive each year we unfortunately cannot accommodate everyone. The placements are restricted to applicants who have reached at least the first year of their undergraduate degree and who can explain why they think a mini-pupillage will assist them. Our mini-pupillages are not assessed but, because of the large number of applications we receive we do operate a selective applications process. You can find details of the assessment system in the Mini-Pupillage Policy, which you can download from this page together with the application form. Please read the policy carefully before applying.

Please note that we can only accept applications made on our application form and you must apply to a specific office; we do not accept applications by cv, nor will we accept application forms which refer to an attached cv.  We recommend that you email your completed application, marked "Mini- pupillage application for [office]", to applications@3pb.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can send a hard copy to the 3PB London address, marked for the attention of James Thornton.

Applications are assessed on a monthly basis, with the cut-off point being the 15th.  Any application received after that date will be considered in the following month, with offers being made at the end of the month, subject to availability of dates.  There will be no mini-pupillages during August nor between 15th December and 6th January nor over the Easter breaks.  Mini-pupillages may be suspended at other times if circumstances require it.

Please note that there are no mini-pupillages currently available in Bristol.

3PB mini-pupillage policy

3PB mini-pupillage application form