Deans Court Chambers

Expert legal advice and advocacy, delivered by an outstanding team of Queen’s Counsel and barristers.

The Barristers at Deans Court are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.


Deans Court Chambers offers 12-month pupillages which, whilst emphasising a candidate's chosen field of practice, include rotation between practice groups.

Chambers also provides a unique and innovative range of mini-pupillage opportunities for those interested in a career at the Bar


The 2023 pupillage intake has now passed.


Deans Court Chambers traditionally offers a limited number of 2-day and 3-day placements to exceptional University students considering studying for the Bar. Our purpose is to allow candidates to consider whether they are suited to this unique and challenging career. Mini-pupillages at Deans Court Chambers are not assessed, nor is a mini-pupillage at Deans Court Chambers a necessary condition of a full pupillage application.

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Mini-Pupillage Day

In response to the demand for mini-pupillage experience, we have introduced an annual one-day Mini-Pupillage event which takes place at our Manchester Chambers. Candidates undertake various oral and written exercises in a workshop environment with the opportunity for feedback from established practitioners and the chance to discuss careers at the Bar. These events are heavily over-subscribed. Places are strictly limited and will be awarded to applicants on merit in the same way as traditional mini-pupillage placements. Details of the next such event will appear here in due course.

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