Mini-pupillage

The purpose of mini-pupillage at XXIV Old Buildings is to help potential pupils see what life is like as a junior tenant and to offer a broader insight into Chambers and the commercial chancery Bar.

XXIV Old Buildings offers mini-pupillages throughout the course of the year. Each lasts, on average, three days. Since mini-pupillage at XXIV Old Buildings is in particularly high demand, and in order to ensure that mini-pupils gain as much as possible from their experience, we prefer applications from those who have commenced their legal studies (that is law undergraduates, graduates and those who have commenced or completed the PgDL).

Applicants for mini-pupillage must submit an application comprising a CV and covering letter in accordance with Chambers’ mini-pupillage application timetable.  Applications should be submitted by email to minipupillage@xxiv.co.uk.

An applicant wishing to undertake mini-pupillage during the period January – April should submit an application between 1st -15th October of the preceding year.  Each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application by 31st October.

An applicant wishing to undertake mini-pupillage during the period May – September should submit an application between 1st – 15th February.  Each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application by 28th February.

An applicant wishing to undertake mini-pupillage during the period October – December should submit their application between 1st – 15th June. An applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application by 30th June.

Competition for mini-pupillage at XXIV Old Buildings is great therefore applications not submitted in accordance with the above timetable will not receive a response and will be rejected.

In order to attract the best candidates regardless of background, we now offer up to £100 to those selected for mini-pupillage to cover the cost of travel from outside London and/or, if necessary, accommodation in London (to be paid against suitable receipts).

Our experience is that prospective pupils are more likely to wish to become pupils at XXIV Old Buildings if they have previously done mini-pupillage with us. Accordingly – although we neither require applicants for pupillage to have undertaken a mini-pupillage with us nor assess them – we do encourage potential applicants for pupillage to consider applying for mini-pupillage.