Mini pupillage

Our principal aim in offering mini pupillages at Monckton Chambers is to provide prospective applicants for pupillage with an introduction to us and the work that we do.

During the pandemic, we are offering online mini pupillages. These normally last for one day. During this time mini pupils meet virtually with their mini pupillage supervisor and are set some work by them which will give a flavour of one or more Monckton practice areas. Mini pupils can discuss their work with their supervisor at the end of the day. There is normally also an opportunity to speak informally with a group of junior members to find out a bit more about the culture of Chambers and to get a sense of whether you would enjoy working here.

Our mini pupillage programme does not include formal assessment and is not a compulsory part of our pupillage selection process. The main focus of mini pupillage is on you finding out about us, but it is nonetheless also valuable for us to find out more about you. We therefore strongly encourage all those with a real and viable interest in pupillage at Monckton to apply.

Our mini pupillage programme is intended for people who are in their final year reading law, who have already graduated with a law degree, or who have graduated with a non-law degree and have already commenced the Graduate Diploma in Law. Mini pupillage for GDL students is typically more fruitful once they have studied at least some law.

Mini pupillages generally take place during October to March and are only available during the court terms.

Numbers are limited and competition is accordingly fierce. Candidates are selected strictly on merit on the basis of their application form. The criteria for selection are intellectual ability, promise in oral and written advocacy and an interest in Monckton Chambers.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity. As part of that commitment, Monckton will reimburse mini pupils for their reasonable travel and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of £250.

Lincoln’s Inn Mini Pupillage Grant Scheme offers financial assistance to students who have secured a mini pupillage but need additional funds to complete it. Grants are intended to assist with the costs of travel and accommodation as well as a clothing allowance if needed. The value of each grant is calculated based on the applicant’s anticipated expenses up to a maximum of £500. For further details on the scheme please click here.

The application window for mini pupillages this term from January to March 2022 is now closed. The next programme will be from October – December 2022, the deadline for which is NOON on Monday 26th September 2022.

Please download and complete the application form and return via contact form below:

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