3PB accepts applications for work experience (mini-pupillage) for all of our offices. 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 have the opportunity to talk with members of Chambers and ask them questions about their profession and the main pupillage application procedure.
Due to the large number of applications that 3PB receive each year we unfortunately cannot accommodate everyone. In a usual year, 3PB will provide some 45 mini-pupillages. Our different centres offer a variety of areas of work for mini pupillages. If you have an interest in a particular area of law please take into account the following details when deciding which centre you wish to apply to.
Please note that our mini pupillage places are now full in London for the remainder of 2023. We will accept applications for mini pupillage in London for 2024 from (and not before) 17.1.2024.
Areas of Practice likely to be observed during mini-pupillage:
London - Personal Injury, Education, Construction, Family, Employment, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy/insolvency, Property and Tax
Oxford - Family and Civil.
Winchester- Crime, Family, Personal Injury
Bournemouth - Crime, Family, Civil
Birmingham - Family, Employment and Civil
Bristol - Civil, Employment and Family
Who can apply ?
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.
What do you get from your mini-pupillage ?
Our aim is that through our mini-pupillages you will gain a good understanding of roles and responsibilities and life at the Bar, and we also hope it will be an enjoyable experience.
Mini-pupillages at 3PB are not assessed because of the large number of mini-pupillages we provide and we do operate a selective applications process. You can find details of the assessment system in the Mini-Pupillage Policy, which you can download below - together with the application form. Please read the Policy carefully before applying.
How do I apply ?
Please note that we can only accept applications made on our application form. 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 (e.g. London)” to [email protected].
Applications are considered every month.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, it will not be possible to offer either feedback to candidates or an update as to the progress of your application.
Is there any financial assistance available?
Lincoln’s Inn provides up to £500 to assist with costs related to completing a mini pupillage - find out more here
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