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Mini-pupillages form an important part of our recruitment process. We regard them not only as an opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience of life in Chambers but also as providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and aptitude for a successful career at the Bar.

Seven out of our last ten pupils attended mini-pupillage with us

During your three days with us you will have the opportunity to read and consider briefs and instructions. Where possible, we will arrange for you to attend court with a barrister and / or sit in on a conference as well as spending time in Chambers.

It is not our usual policy to offer any individual applicant a second mini-pupillage here. You should, therefore, think carefully about the timing of your application.

During the period of mini-pupillage, all reasonable expenses would be met. In exceptional cases of need, reimbursement of travel expenses would also be considered. Please email the Senior Clerk should you wish to seek reimbursement of expenses.

Criteria for offer of mini-pupillage at Ropewalk Chambers:

  • Applicants should have an excellent academic record and should have gained, or expect to gain, at least an upper second class degree
  • Undergraduate applicants should be reading law and are generally in their second or third year
  • Postgraduate applicants whose first degree was not in law should be reading or have completed a law conversion course
  • Applicants should be committed to a career at the independent Bar of England and Wales and should be prepared to demonstrate that commitment
  • Applicants should be seriously considering an application to Ropewalk Chambers for a full pupillage in due course.

Apply now

Complete the form below to start your application:

  • Part 1: Personal Details

  • Part 2: Education and Qualifications

  • Part 3: Employment History

  • Part 4: Interests

  • Part 5: Career Choice

  • Part 6: Other Information

  • Confidentiality Undertaking

  • We take the protection of our clients’ personal data extremely seriously. By participating in our mini-pupillage scheme you undertake to:

    • Maintain absolute confidentiality, both during and after the mini-pupillage, over all matters that you may learn in the course of your time with us.
    • Follow all physical, electronic and managerial safeguarding procedures, as directed.
    • Report any unauthorised or unlawful processing, loss, damage or destruction of personal data to your supervisor immediately.
  • Thank you for your application.


Postal address:
Ropewalk Chambers
24, The Ropewalk,
Nottingham, NG1 5EF.

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 947 2581

Fax: +44 (0) 115 947 6532

Document Exchange:
DX: 10060 Nottingham 17


Opening hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Out of hours:
Tony Hill – 07850 086097
Alan Odiam – 07771 603929

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