What we offer
Temple Garden Chambers offers a set number of mini-pupillages
each year. These are designed to allow prospective applicants for
pupillage to see the work that we do and gain an insight into life
as a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers. It is also an opportunity
for us to meet you.
Mini-pupils are invited into Chambers for 3 days and spend the
majority of that time shadowing one of our barristers throughout
their working day. A typical mini-pupillage will therefore include
attendance at court and/or client conferences, as well as
opportunities to see the paper advisory work that we do. This will
not normally include Treasury Solicitor Panel work.
We do not operate a system of formal assessment of mini-pupils.
Whilst a mini-pupillage with us is not a prerequisite for an
application to Chambers for pupillage, we would encourage
prospective pupillage applicants also to apply for a
How to apply
Our mini-pupillages take place during the Easter and summer
holidays, with the exception of the month of August. Applications
must be made by 31 October of the year preceding that during which
you wish to undertake a mini-pupillage.
As a limited number of places are available, priority will be
given to those applicants who are entering their second or final
year of a law degree or undertaking the CPE.
We will consider all applications after the 31 October deadline
and our decision will be made in accordance with the Temple Garden
Chambers' Equality and Diversity Policy. All applicants will be
informed in writing of the outcome and successful applicants will
also be allocated mini-pupillage dates.
If you wish to be considered for a mini-pupillage, please
complete the Mini-Pupillage
Application Form and send it to Lionel Stride at Temple Garden
Chambers is unable to offer work experience placements for