Mini-Pupillage & Work Experience

OUR 2022 MINI-PUPILLAGE PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023 SCHEME WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 1 SEPTEMBER AND 31 NOVEMBER 2022. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE DURING THAT PERIOD FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO APPLY.

Mini-Pupillage

QEB Hollis Whiteman offer non-assessed mini-pupillages lasting one week to those who are interested in coming to the Criminal Bar. The aim of our mini-pupillage scheme is to help people to decide whether a career at the Bar is for them by giving them exposure to the work that we do on a day-to-day basis. To that end, we aim to send mini-pupils to court every day and try to ensure they see as diverse a range of court work as possible. It is an opportunity to find out about the profession first hand to enable you to make an informed decision about whether you want to pursue a career at the bar.

Please note that we do not require potential pupils to have completed a mini-pupillage with us prior to applying for a pupillage. The process of selection for mini-pupillage is entirely separate from the pupillage process and acceptance/rejection of an application for mini-pupillage is not an indication of the likely outcome of any application for pupillage. Please do not, therefore, be deterred from applying for pupillage if you are unsuccessful in obtaining a mini-pupillage with us.

Equal opportunities

QEB Hollis Whiteman is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the grounds of race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic and national origin), sex, pregnancy and maternity, disability, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, religion or belief, age, or gender assignment. If a successful candidate has a disability, we will endeavor to make reasonable adjustments.

QEB Hollis Whiteman is committed to assisting the Bar to become as diverse and inclusive as possible. To this end, we encourage applications from university students and post-graduates from less advantaged backgrounds and those from minority ethnic communities.

Arabella MacDonald is the appointed Equality and Diversity officer in Chambers.

Confidentiality

At the start of the week each mini-pupil is asked to sign an undertaking to maintain confidentiality in respect of all the sensitive and confidential information he or she may hear or read about during the mini-pupillage. You should be aware that, as a criminal chambers, our work includes dealing with serious and violent crime and it is likely that you will be exposed to material pertaining to such offences.