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.

Applications for mini pupillages in London and Bristol are currently closed; but remain open in our other four centres at this time.

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.

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

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.

3PB Mini Pupillage Policy

3PB mini-pupillage application form

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