How to survive: mini-pupillages

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  • Can a lwyer2b solicitor be go for mini pupillges just for the experience!

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  • what kind of questions should a mini-pupil be asking the barrister they have been assigned to?

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  • I have just completed a five day mini-pupilage and I would certainly advise it. I spent the majority of my time within the crown and magistrates court working with barristers that specialise in crime. Gratefully i also had the chance to observe a QC and my word...I have never seen anything like it in my life, he was absolutely amazing.

    I would like to advise Mr/Miss 'Anonymous's' comment by saying yes! I would be quite an essential experience as a mini-pupilage will invite you into the world of a barrister. You may then contast that with an alternative law firm experince to help you with your route to a successful career.

    Megan, you may ask as many questions as you like I am guessing, but obviously at the appropriate time and not in the middle of a court hearing. I asked many questions as I felt that was an essential part of my experience. How do you learn if there are no questions to be asked? I can guarentee that no mini- pupil will know all the answers when experience mini pupilage.

    I wish you both the best of look finding mini-pupilage.

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  • What questions would be appropriate when following a barrister/solicitor?

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  • Just to say, I have just come back from a week's mini-pupillage and can honestly say that it was the best experience I've ever been lucky enough to have! Initially, it is slightly unnerving meeting barristers and going into court and conferences etc when you don't know what you are doing, but you soon find it becomes natural, so don't let that put you off. I'd recommend it to anyone with a real interest in law !

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  • Hi All,
    I am currently a member of a sixth form college in the UK and i was wondering whether someone could point me in the direction of some barrister's chambers that offer mini-pupillages to those still doing A - Levels.
    Kind Regards

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  • As a non-law undergraduate in my second year, should I be applying for mini-pupillages now, or wait until I am on the GDL? If I should be applying now, how do I know which chambers are likely to accept someone at my stage of studying?

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  • Hi Anonymous stil doing A-Levels.

    I am not sure exactly one of the following chambers accepts A-Levels but surely you can contact the person directly and ask directly they might do an exception or perhaps they do but it is not known.

    Also, think that they will give a mini-pupillage to those who demonstrates skills to be a barrister or are considering it seriously. I advise you to make a strong application showing your abilities with evidence so they might be persuaded by you.

    1 Chancery Lane
    3VB
    11 KBW
    One Crown Office Row
    Keating Chambers
    Landmark Chambers
    Blackstone Chambers

    Hope it little helps.

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  • when going to a court with a barrister, would they drop you off or do you have to make your own way to the court?

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