KCH Garden Square is very pleased to announce the launch of our new Virtual Mini-Pupillage programme.

Regrettably, like many other chambers, solicitors firms and other employers, we had to take the difficult decision to suspend our Mini-Pupillage programme as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

However, we recognise how important a mini pupillage experience can be. It is often one of the first practical steps on your journey to becoming a practising barrister and the experience will likely impact the decisions you take about the direction of your career. With this in mind, we have developed a ‘Virtual Mini-Pupillage’ to replace our usual Mini-Pupillage programme, until such time as we can safely accommodate mini-pupils back in chambers. We anticipate that once our regular Mini-Pupillage programme is running again, we will offer Virtual Mini-Pupillages alongside that usual programme so those who may be prevented by time, location or any other factors from completing physical multiple day mini pupillages can still participate within our programme.

Our Virtual Mini-Pupillage will see a number of prospective pupils join us remotely for a full day of talks, lectures, advocacy exercises as well as a session providing practical, actionable advice on your own CV.
Our first Virtual Mini Pupillage will take place on Saturday 16th January 2021.
During the course of the day you will have the opportunity to interact with, and get guidance from, practising barristers at KCH Garden Square. You will gain an insight into life a the Bar from a number of Counsel across our practice areas.
Our full Virtual Mini Pupillage prospectus is available here.
We hope that mini-pupils will be able to develop their understanding and confidence in relation to the pupillage application process, both at KCH Garden Square and more widely.
We aim improve mini-pupils’ understanding, and give real life insight of what life is like as a practitioner in KCH Garden Square’s respective practice areas on the Midland Circuit.

How to apply

To apply for a place on our first Virtual Mini Pupillage please submit your application form, available here, via email to administration@kchgardensquare.co.uk by 12noon on Friday 11th December 2020.