Rose Court is committed to providing exposure and practical insights to the next generation of budding Barristers. We aim to give mini-pupils a taste of work in a modern legal practice.
Each mini-pupillage will aim to offer opportunities to attend court or other hearings, to work on legal research, and a chance to speak about pupillage applications, and the work we do. A mini pupillage at Rose Court Chambers offers you an opportunity to gain an impression of the work that we do as Criminal Barristers. It is also an opportunity for us to meet you.
We offer mini pupillages of 5 days, which are not formally assessed. They are usually during the Easter and Summer holidays although they can be arranged at other times. During your time with us you will shadow barristers at court. We try to ensure that at least some of your time is spent with the more junior members of chambers in order that you can gain a realistic view of life as a junior tenant. This also provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions you have about a career at the Criminal Bar.
Applicants for mini pupillage should have begun or completed a course of higher education. We are unable to offer work experience for school children under the age of 18 due to the nature of some criminal cases.
Ordinarily we consider applications throughout the year at quarterly intervals, being the end of January, April, July and October. We usually aim to consider all the applications received in the final week of each quarter.
Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic and its continuing effect on working practices at the Criminal Bar (social distancing etc.), mini-pupillages at Rose Court are limited. However, we are committed to offering applicants this experience where possible.
If you would like a mini pupillage with us then please send us a copy of your CV together with a covering letter addressed to Mr Callum Ratcliffe. Send your application marked as “Application for mini pupillage”, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org