PUPILLAGE

Third Six Pupillage at Foundry Chambers

15 February 2021

Foundry Chambers is actively recruiting for a third-six pupil. Applications should be made by email to pupillage@foundrychambers.com by 06 March 2021, attaching a CV. Interviews will be conducted by the Pupillage Committee in March. Date of commencement is flexible, and we encourage applications from those who are awaiting a decision from their present chambers, as well as those who have had an adverse decision or decided not to accept an offer.

Third-six pupils will be assigned two pupil supervisors during their time with us, changing supervisor at the three-month stage. You can expect to be in court every day (either in-person or virtually), conducting prosecution and defence work in the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts. You will also be given the opportunity to do work for other members of Chambers, and will be invited to attend pupils’ advocacy training alongside our 12-month pupils.

As a general rule, we will consider an application for tenancy after a third-six pupil has been in Chambers with us for six months. We have a strong record of recruitment from third-six pupils, and have tenants at all levels of seniority who joined us by this route.

All members of the Pupillage Committee are happy to speak to potential applicants to answer any questions they may have about third-six pupillage at Foundry Chambers. They can be contacted via Chambers reception on 020 7400 1800.

The Pupillage Committee

The Pupillage Committee exists to manage the recruitment of pupils and to organise the structure of and manage pupillages.

The Committee also has a pastoral role and pupils should feel free to approach its members with queries or concerns. The Pupillage Committee is made up as follows:

William Hughes QC

William Hughes QC

Chair of Pupillage Committee

Ellis Sareen

Ellis Sareen

Vice Chair/Advocacy Training

Zarah Dickinson

Zarah Dickinson

James Partridge

James Partridge

Natalie McNamee

Natalie McNamee

Advocacy Training

Sophie Murray

Sophie Murray

Christopher Harper

Christopher Harper

Advocacy Training

Sophie Stannard

Sophie Stannard

James Gwatkin

James Gwatkin

Junior tenant in charge of pupils’ welfare

Kate Hare

Kate Hare

Junior tenant in charge of pupils’ welfare

Applications for 12-month pupillage commencing in October 2022

We are seeking to recruit up to two 12-month pupils for a pupillage commencing in October 2022. Chambers is no longer a member of the Pupillage Gateway, and applications will only be accepted via the process outlined here.

Timetable for applications

As of 1st November 2020, all pupillage providers (‘AETOs’) are required to comply with a centralised timetable. The timetable for applications this year will be:

Vacancy advertisements published on Pupillage Gateway: Friday 27th November 2020

Applications open: Monday 4th January 2021 at 11am

Deadline for paper applications: Monday 8th February 2021 at 11am

(Please note that we cannot accept applications submitted before the opening date, or after the deadline)

Invites to first round interviews: w/c 15th March 2021

First Round Interviews: split across two Saturdays in March (exact dates to be confirmed)

Final Round Interviews: on a Saturday in mid to late April (exact date to be confirmed)

Offer date: Friday 7th May 2021 at 9am

Once you receive an offer of pupillage, you have a period of 7 days in which to consider the offer and speak to a member of the pupillage committee if you have any queries.

How to apply

  • Our application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
  • When saving the application form on your computer and submitting it to chambers, please use the following naming format: “FirstName Surname Pupillage Application 2022”
  • Please complete all applicable fields in the format, being careful to observe word limits where indicated. A failure to comply with the word limit will result in your application being disregarded.
  • Once you have completed your application, please submit it to pupillage@foundrychambers.com with the subject line “FirstName Surname Pupillage Application 2022”.
  • Application which are submitted after the deadline, for whatever reason, will not be considered.

Further information about the application process, selection criteria and life as a pupil at Foundry Chambers can be found in our ‘12 Month Pupillage’ document.

Equality and Diversity

Foundry Chambers is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity and fulfilling its equality and diversity obligations. Our application process is carried out in accordance with the principles set out in the Bar Council’s Fair Recruitment Guide.

All candidates are invited to complete our Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form, which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, and submit it with your application. These forms allow us to monitor our recruitment processes. However, there is no obligation to complete this form and it does not form part of the application process. The forms are anonymised before any data is used, and those involved in the recruitment process do not see the information you provide.

Privacy

All applications are held in accordance with Foundry Chambers’ Privacy Statement (www.foundrychambers.com/privacy-statement/).

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Third Six Pupillage at Foundry Chambers

Third six pupils are recruited as the need arises. Chambers does not offer third six pupillages with a “view” to a tenancy but a number of our junior tenants have been recruited from amongst our third six pupils. As a general rule, we will consider an application for tenancy after a third-six pupil has been in chambers with us for six months.

Third-six pupils can expect to be in court every day, conducting prosecution and defence work in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.

Third-six pupils will be assigned two pupil supervisors during their time with us, changing supervisor at the three-month stage. You will also be given the opportunity to do work for other members of chambers, and, if appropriate, be invited to attend pupils’ advocacy training alongside our 12-month pupils.

Interviews are conducted by the Pupillage Committee. Vacancies for third six pupils are advertised in Crown Court robing rooms, the Inns of Court and on the Bar Council website.