Why have you applied to Blackstone Chambers for a mini pupillage?
The purpose of a mini pupillage at Blackstone Chambers As a mini pupil you will spend three days in Chambers, so that you can gain a useful insight into life at Blackstone Chambers. We presently aim to have mini-pupils on site in Chambers this year, but this is very COVID-19 dependent.
Why are you interested in a mini pupillage?
Mini pupillages are also advantageous in that that they enable you to: Determine whether a career at the Bar is right for you. Gain insight into the specific practice areas of a barrister (for example, criminal or commercial practice) and what is right for you.
How much do you get paid for pupillage?
How much will I be paid? In January 2021 the BSB announced the new minimum pupillage awards. Pupils in London will receive £18,960 per year, while those outside the capital will earn a minimum of £16,601. Chambers often pay more than the minimum but awards will vary between chambers and practice areas.
How do you get a mini pupillage?
To apply for mini-pupillages, you will normally need to send a copy of your latest CV and a covering letter addressed specifically to the chamber you’re applying to. Some chambers may have online applications you will need to submit instead, but all the details should be available at the respective chambers’ websites.
What do you do on mini-pupillage?
Mini-pupillages are short periods of time (generally between three days and one week) spent shadowing barristers in chambers. They may involve attending court and conferences (meetings with solicitors and lay clients), completing small research or drafting tasks and discussing your supervisor’s current cases.
How do I prepare for mini-pupillage interview?
6 Must Prepare for Pupillage Interview Questions
- How well do you know your application. You can be certain that your CV and cover letter will be scrutinized in more details during the interview.
- Showcase your advocacy skills.
- Case study question.
- Why a career in law.
- Why a career at the bar.
- Why this set of chambers.
Do you get paid for mini pupillage?
While all sets featured in Chambers Student offer minis, be aware that some only offer them as part of the pupillage application process rather than to a broader audience. Minis are usually unpaid, though travel and accommodation expenses may be covered.
How do you impress a mini pupil?
Top 5 Tips: Mini-Pupillages
- Ask questions. Show your interest in the role by asking about points of law, relevant practice areas and even about the lifestyle of barristers practising in that field.
- Leave a good impression. This comes down to common sense.
- Defeat the Paperwork.
- Show an Interest in Smaller Cases.
- Be Yourself.
When to apply for Blackstone Chambers MINI pupillage?
Our preference is for mini-pupils to come to Chambers sometime in the months up to mid-April of the year they begin their Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Blackstone Chambers is a member of the Pupillage Gateway and all pupillage applications are made through the Gateway.
Why are pupil supervisors chosen at Blackstone Chambers?
Pupil supervisors are chosen to ensure that each pupil gets a solid grounding in the three core areas of Chambers’ work – commercial, employment, and public law. Beyond that core, you will experience your supervisors’ particular areas of expertise.
What is the purpose of a mini pupillage?
The purpose of a mini pupillage at Blackstone Chambers. As a mini pupil you will spend about a week in Chambers, so that you can gain a useful insight into life at Blackstone Chambers. You will normally be attached to one or two members of Chambers, but will also have the opportunity of seeing the work of others.
Is the whole year non practising at Blackstone?
Because Blackstone pupils are exposed to such a wide range of legal areas, the whole year is non-practising, which means that pupils do not take on any of their own paid work during pupillage.