We believe it is important to encourage equality and diversity at the bar.
Our mini-pupillage programme is open to anyone interested in a career at the bar. We offer a limited number of 3-day mini pupillages each year through a competitive process.
We run a yearly application window for these mini-pupillages. The last one closed on 31 March 2022.
We hope by offering these opportunities to widen the pool of people who gain an insight into the working life of a barrister.
Read more about our commitment to diversity and equality.
How we support our barristers
- On a day-to-day basis, we offer our barristers flexibility to manage their practices to meet their personal and professional commitments.
- Our mentoring scheme is available to any of our barristers who would like to enhance their career in some way or develop their practice in a new direction.
- We support new parents returning to work after parental leave by reducing the amount of rent they pay in their first 3 months back in practice.
Funding cuts and other pressures on the legal system can add to the stress barristers face in their working lives. Our Wellbeing Officer has developed a wellbeing policy to support our barristers in achieving a healthy work-life balance.
We have also identified practical steps and good working practices to help address work-related stress which are currently being implemented.