We are committed to training the next generation of barristers. Mini-pupillage with us gives an opportunity to understand the work we do, to meet members of chambers, and get a feel for our working environment and ethos.
We offer at least 20 mini-pupillages each year in addition to placement opportunities through a number of outreach schemes.
Every year we consider applications on 15 September(for mini-pupillages from October to February) and 15 March (for mini-pupillages from April to July). Please note that we struggle to offer mini-pupillages in August due to decreased workload. Mini-pupillages are up to 5 days long but you can request to be with us for 3 days instead if you will struggle to balance 5 days with studying, working or caring commitments.
Applications for future visits should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a CV and covering letter setting out the reasons for applying to Coram Chambers. We also invite candidates to submit with their application a diversity monitoring form which you can find here.
We are committed to improving diversity at the bar. For this reason, we ensure that no less than 50% of our mini-pupillage opportunities are given to those from minority ethnic and/or state school backgrounds. It is not compulsory to submit a diversity monitoring form with your application but this helps us to make our scheme as inclusive as possible.
In addition to our mini-pupillage scheme, we also offer six placements each year through the following outreach organisations:
Please be aware that whilst we will endeavour to find you an in-person court hearing to attend with a barrister, since the Covid-19 pandemic, many court hearings are being heard remotely and it may be that you are asked to join a remote hearing from a quiet space in chambers or at home on some days.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Our work is sensitive and most court proceedings in family law are confidential so mini-pupils are required to sign a Confidentiality Undertaking which they will receive and must return at least 7 days prior to their visit.
Please be aware that applicants for pupillage at our chambers do not need to have completed a mini-pupillage here (although a mini-pupillage is a helpful way for you to learn more about us).
We are doing our best to work our way through a significant backlog of mini-pupillage applications from the Covid-19 period. In the meantime, you can find a lot of information about life as a family barrister at Coram on our YouTube channel and updates about mini-pupillage and pupillage on our Twitter page @CoramFamilyLaw