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:
12-Month Pupillage at Foundry Chambers
We are seeking to recruit two 12-month pupils for a pupillage commencing in October 2021. Chambers is no longer a member of the Pupillage Gateway, and applications will only be accepted via the process outlined here. Please note that the interview dates below are provisional and may change slightly – any changes will be advertised on this section of our website.
Timetable for applications
The proposed timetable for applications this year is as follows:
Applications open: Monday 25th November 2019
Deadline for paper applications: Friday 7th February 2020
Invites to first round interviews: w/c Monday 9th March 2020
First Round Interviews: Saturday 28th March and Saturday 4th April 2020
Final Round Interviews: Saturday 25th April 2020
Offer date: Friday 1st May 2020 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 2021”
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FirstName Surname Pupillage Application 2021”.
- 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.
All applications are held in accordance with Foundry Chambers’ Privacy Statement (www.foundrychambers.com/privacy-statement/).
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.