Mini-pupillage is an excellent way for those considering a twelve-month pupillage to experience the working atmosphere in Chambers. It is also a unique opportunity for students to find out whether they might be interested in a career at the Bar. Chambers has the capacity to offer one mini-pupillage during every week of the year except during the two week period over Christmas and the New Year.

How To Apply

In order to ensure that mini pupillage is a valuable learning experience Chambers will ordinarily expect applicants to have at least reached the second year of undergraduate study. Please include in your covering letter brief reasons why you are interested in the areas of law that we practice.

If you are interested in taking one of the mini-pupillage places and have either reached or surpassed the appropriate academic stage, and are considering a career at the bar of England and Wales, please apply by email to enclosing (1) a covering letter, to include, if applicable, whether Chambers needs to make any reasonable adjustments to address any disability from which you may suffer (2) a full and an up-to-date copy of your CV and (3) optionally, a completed copy of the diversity monitoring questionnaire which can be downloaded here.

Applications made by any means other than by email to the aforesaid email address may not be considered.

We are continuing to accept applications during the Covid19 public health crisis but mini pupillages will not take place until public health guidance permits. We are offering virtual mini pupillages throughout the summer, please send your interest to

Equal Opportunities

Tanfield Chambers is a firm believer in equal opportunities and we consider all applications for pupillage, tenancy or administrative positions on merit – regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender-reassignment, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, maternity or pregnancy or disability and encourage and welcome applications from those who are under-represented at the bar.