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Mini-Pupillage

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 the current COVID-19 restrictions mean that we cannot accommodate in-person visits at present. We have therefore offered our applicants the chance to take part in a webinar on 12th November 2020 so that they can still get some idea about life as a barrister at Coram and have an opportunity to ask questions about working in family law.

If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here on our YouTube channel.

We hope to offer another opportunity to participate in a new “day in the life” webinar in early 2021 which will be advertised both here and 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. 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, when these are once again possible, 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).

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