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Work at 42

Mini-pupillages – In Civil or Family Law

Unfortunately, due to the impact on the court system caused by the health pandemic, we are pausing our mini-pupillage programme for the time being.

There are so few in-person hearings taking place, with limits on numbers being placed on those that do occur, that the benefit of a mini pupillage in the current circumstances would be minimal.

We will announce a restart of the programme as soon as we can safely do so.

Mini-pupillages at 42 Bedford Row are not assessed and do not form part of our selection process for pupillage. It is a chance to see a mix of the civil and/or family law work we do as well as to get a flavour of life in our Chambers. We regret not being able to offer more mini-pupillages but wish to restrict the number in order to afford a better experience to those who are offered one of the limited places.

Mini-pupillages are offered for 3 consecutive days once every month except August. There will be several mini-pupils with us for each week (usually three) we are running the programme.

Applications are welcomed from law students who are at the following stages in their studies only:

  • final year law students
  • law conversion students
  • Bar school students or those who have recently completed Bar school.

Please apply by sending a covering letter (maximum 1 page A4) and CV to minipupillage@42br.com.

Applications are welcome for our mini-pupillage programme between the dates specified below. Please note that your application will only be considered for the period immediately following the deadline in which you have applied.

Apply 1 September – 21 October for a mini-pupillage between November and January.
Apply 1 December – 21 January for a mini-pupillage between February and April.
Apply 1 March – 21 April for a mini-pupillage between May and July.
Apply 30 April – 21 June for a mini-pupillage in September or October.