Mini Pupillage Confidentiality Agreement

A mini-student at Trinity Chambers is not a prerequisite for applying to students. Trinity Chambers encourages potential candidates to live in the bar through a mini-student, whether at home or elsewhere. The advice of the Council of Lawyers, which was given to the rooms a few weeks ago, questions the confidentiality of clients and the lawyers who offer mini-students. Applicants are reminded not to be discouraged by unsuccessful applications. The demand for mini-students is high and there are only a limited number of parking spaces. Those with work experience are generally expected to be available daily between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Efforts are being made to minimize the extent to which students in work experience are invited to go to court. In general, a London-based work experience student is employed to work in the London area. However, this cannot be guaranteed, as our rooms operate to cover a large geographical area. Depending on the location and workload of the members, it may be possible to organise a work experience in the Midlands.

Prospective mini-students could also seek legal advice on the lawyer`s proposal that lawyers insist on signing confidentiality obligations before crossing the threshold of a chamber. Please note that due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we currently do not accept applications for mini-students. Applications must be emailed to with cover letter and CV. The student committee will review applications for mini-students every quarter. For the heads of the chamber who have become a little too often stuck in the port lately, the management of the professional committee of the lawyer`s council defines in plain language the purpose of the mini-students. Seven of our last ten students came with us to visit the mini-students. It is not our usual policy to offer a second mini-student to each candidate. You should therefore think carefully about the date of your application. Our mini-students are not formally evaluated.

In other words, there is no test or exam, and you will not have to do any work to do. They do not need prior legal knowledge. They will only watch, learn and hopefully enjoy. We expect our mini-students to be dynamic and enthusiastic. They must be dressed intelligently in business clothes, and arrive quickly at any time. « It`s about giving the experience of a lawyer`s work so that the mini-students can decide if they want to have a career at the bar. Mini-students monitor members of the chambers, review examples of cases, analyze legal or factual problems, and discuss with lawyers what is going on in these cases and problems, and in a career at the bar in general. Some mini-students also include an element of assessment by the rooms. Much of the guidelines appear to have been removed directly from the « Stating the Bleeding Obvious Handbook. » But since the document is at the top of the 22-page list, it might be worth attracting budding mini-students to Mama and Dad`s bench to fund some tips, say, MEERS Slaughter and May. Mini-students must be at least 18 years old, with priority given to those who complete the final year of law school, the GDL or the BPTC. A team of mini-students at Chambers is not a prerequisite for applying to students, although aspiring students are encouraged to apply.

« If you have any doubts about whether a mini-student can be sufficiently familiar with confidential information and personal data, you need to think carefully about how you structure the mini-students and what you allow the mini-student to see and hear. You should look for ways to avoid breaches of trust and misuse of personal data, and minimize the risk of both accidentally occurring. Nevertheless, the legal council advises that signed confidentiality commitments are an iron method: you are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement at the beginning of the mini-students. All requests for mini-students should be accompanied