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Mini-Pupillage at Foundry Chambers

Each year Chambers offers approximately fifteen week-long unfunded mini-pupillages.

Although Chambers does not pay mini-pupils’ expenses, we will not expect you to travel to see cases being heard in courts outside the London area. This does not preclude mini-pupils from travelling further afield should they wish to see matters of particular interest.

We are not able to offer mini-pupillages to candidates who have not yet commenced undergraduate studies.


The window for applications runs from the October 1st to 31st March, after which date applications will not normally be considered.

Applications for any given year should be sent, preferably by e-mail or alternatively by post, for the attention of either Charlotte Glaser or Sophie Murray.

Applications will be judged on merit alone.

Applications should consist of:

  • a CV
  • a covering letter explaining in no more than 200 words the applicant’s interest in a career at the Criminal Bar.

Successful applicants will be notified by email.


Each mini-pupil is asked to sign an undertaking to maintain confidentiality in respect of all the sensitive and confidential information he or she may hear or read about during the mini-pupillage.

Awards and Rankings

“A highly regarded set with long-standing crime and fraud practices of a high standard”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“A superior criminal set”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“Impressive work… in suspected corruption, insider dealing and corporate fraud cases”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“Adept at prosecuting and defending criminal cases of the utmost gravity”

Chambers & Partner 2016

“Real strength in depth”

Chambers & Partner 2016

“A distinguished crime set with an impressive roster of practitioners”

Chambers & Partner 2016

Crime Silk of the Year

Mukul Chawla QC

Chambers & Partner 2015