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*** UPDATE: Unfortunately we are not currently able to offer any mini-pupillages.  Any applicants who have submitted a mini-pupillage application recently and have not heard from us are encouraged to check our website and re-apply in 2021. ***

We hope that undertaking a mini-pupillage will give you a valuable insight into life at the immigration bar, as well as life at Richmond Chambers.  We offer 8 mini-pupillages each year of 5 days duration each.

Our mini-pupillages are not assessed in any way and do not form part of our pupillage selection process.

What to expect

To help ensure that you get the most out of your mini-pupillage, a member of Chambers will be assigned to act as your mini-pupil supervisor for the week. They will be responsible for ensuring that you see a broad cross-section of work.

You will experience a wide range of areas of immigration law including business immigration, family migration, EEA law, nationality law and human rights.

A typical mini-pupillage week may include observing appeal hearings before the Immigration Tribunal, attending conferences and, given the importance of written work, assisting with research or drafting in Chambers.

“I was attracted to Richmond Chambers because it was clearly a progressive set ready to tackle the challenges that face the traditional bar. Taking the best aspects of the independent bar, I have the perfect mix of law, advocacy, and direct contact with the very people that I work hard to help. I am able to familiarise myself with all aspects of legal casework which helps me to become an all-rounded Barrister. The encouraging and supporting working environment pushes me to achieve my best.” Lawrence Youssefian, Immigration Barrister

How to apply

For a mini-pupillage to take place during the course of 2020, please apply by 31 March 2020.

For a mini-pupillage to take place during the course of 2021, the deadline for applications is 30 September 2020.

Due to the limited number of places available, preference is given to third year law undergraduates and above.  Applicants are encouraged to refer to our Mini-Pupillage Selection Criteria.

If you would like to apply, please email a completed Mini-Pupillage Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form to our HR Manager, Nancy Holland (

Equality and Diversity

We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief, or disability.

For any queries about mini-pupillage, please contact our HR Manager, Nancy Holland.

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