We believe a mini-pupillage at Coram Chambers provides a worthwhile opportunity to gain an understanding of the work done in chambers and, perhaps even more importantly, an opportunity to meet members of chambers and get a feel for the working environment here.

We usually offer a number of mini-pupillages each year but COVID-19 restrictions mean that we cannot accommodate many in-person visits at present. We therefore offered our applicants the chance to take part in a second webinar in December 2021 so that they can get an idea about life as a barrister at Coram and have an opportunity to ask questions about working in family law and about applying for pupillage.

If you missed our webinars , you can watch them here on our YouTube channel.

You can also find updates about mini-pupillage and pupillage on our Twitter page @CoramFamilyLaw

During an in-person visit, a mini-pupil spends a few days with Coram, shadowing barristers throughout their working day both in court and in conference. Given the current pandemic, some ‘visits’ may now be partially or wholly virtual.  For any in-person visits, you need to be able to travel to courts in the London area and are expected to wear smart work attire in dark colours.

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.

Applications for future visits should be emailed to minipupillage@coramchambers.co.uk and must include a CV and covering letter setting out the reasons for applying to Coram Chambers.

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).