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We are are now accepting applications for mini-pupillages to take place between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2022.

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 – 4 in the first year half of the year and 4 in the second half of the year.

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

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 (

Due to the limited number of places available, preference will be given to third year undergraduates and above.

If you wish to apply for a mini-pupillage in the period from 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2022, please submit your application by 31 December 2021.

If you wish to apply for a mini-pupillage in the period from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022, please submit your application by 30 June 2022.

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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