PLEASE NOTE: we are still accepting applications for mini-pupillages. However, we are not presently able to say when it will be possible for physical mini-pupillages to take place in Chambers, and any capacity is likely to be very limited.

For individuals interested in acquiring further experience of the Commercial Bar and Chambers in particular, 7KBW offers mini-pupillages of two days’ duration.

A mini-pupil typically spends time with several different members of Chambers, both junior counsel and QCs, attending court, arbitration hearings or conferences, as well as looking at papers and doing legal research. Mini-pupillages provide a good opportunity for candidates intending to apply for pupillage to get a better idea of the practice areas and people of 7KBW. Mini-pupillages do not include any formal assessments and completion of a mini-pupillage is not a prerequisite for applying for pupillage, but it is strongly encouraged.

We will pay £100 towards the mini-pupil’s expenses.

  • For those wishing to complete a mini-pupillage between 1 January and 30 April, applications should be made by 1 December.
  • For those wishing to complete a mini-pupillage between 1 May and 31 July, applications should be made by 1 March.
  • For those wishing to complete a mini-pupillage between 1 September and 14 December, applications should be made by 1 July.

To apply for a mini-pupillage, please send the following:

(a) a covering letter expressing the reasons for your interest in the Commercial Bar and 7KBW, and stating which period you are applying for; and

(b) a full CV, which should include results achieved in any degree course examinations undertaken to date (broken down by subject, indicating percentage marks, where possible)

Applications, which should be marked for the attention of “The Secretary to the Mini-Pupillage Committee”, should be sent via email to

Decisions regarding applications will be communicated as soon as possible following the end of each application period.