Fenners Chambers offers a limited number of mini-pupillages throughout the year. Mini-pupils should normally have completed the first year of their degree course or equivalent level of study.
During a mini-pupillage we aim to provide a varied experience of life in barristers’ chambers, including attending court, reading briefs, carrying out small exercises and discussing life at the Bar with members of chambers. Mini-pupillages are usually for one week and are unpaid. Whilst we aim to minimise the amount of travel during a mini-pupillage our work is carried out over a wide geographical area and therefore some travel may be necessary in order to benefit from the experience.

Applications for mini-pupillages should be made on the mini-pupillage application form and returned by e-mail to for the attention of Penny Grewcock. Applicants should also complete an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire which should be emailed to

Equality and diversity

We are committed to recruiting the best candidates and to promoting equality and diversity. To help us monitor our recruitment procedures we ask all applicants to complete an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire when making any application to Fenners Chambers. The information provided will be treated as confidential.

Fenners Chambers’ Equality and Diversity Policy is available here.

Further information

If you would like any more information about any aspect of pupillage or mini-pupillage, please feel free to contact the Pupillage Committee at


Mini-pupillage grant scheme

Lincoln’s Inn have set up a mini-pupillage grant scheme which offers financial support to students wishing to undertake mini-pupillages who would otherwise not be able to do so. Grants are intended to assist with the costs of travel and accommodation as well as a clothing allowance if needed. The value of each grant is calculated based on the applicant’s anticipated expenses up to a maximum of £500.

If this is something which is of interest to you more details can be found at: