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. Applications for our 2023 mini pupillage programme have now closed. Please check our website in April 2024 for information about when our next application window will open.
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.