Given the current Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on meetings, frequency of self-isolation and home-working - resulting in fewer barristers being in the office to look after mini-pupils - 3PB think it prudent to suspend all mini-pupillages scheduled with us until at least January 2021. 

In usual circumstances 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 will also have the opportunity to talk with members of Chambers and ask them questions about their profession and the Pupillage application procedure.

Find out more about a typical day in the life of a pupil at 3PB.

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  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.

3PB Mini Pupillage Policy

3PB mini-pupillage application form

Please do not complete an application form until you know that 3PB are able to offer mini pupillages again.

Applications we have received since the start of lockdown will be processed first once mini pupillages resume.