PUPILLAGE

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 KC

Chair

Natalie McNamee

Natalie McNamee

Vice Chair / Advocacy Training

Ellis Sareen

Ellis Sareen

Advocacy Training

Zarah Dickinson

Zarah Dickinson

James Partridge

James Partridge

Emily Lauchlan

EMILY LAUCHLAN

Sophie Murray

Sophie Murray

Christopher Harper

Christopher Harper

Advocacy Training

Sophie Stannard

Sophie Stannard

James Gwatkin

James Gwatkin

Advocacy Training

Kate Hare

Kate Hare

Junior tenant in charge of pupils’ welfare / Third Six recruitment

Katie Doherty

Katie Doherty

Applications for 12-month pupillage commencing in October 2024

We are seeking to recruit up to 3 pupils for a pupillage commencing in October 2024. Chambers is no longer a member of the Pupillage Gateway, and applications will only be accepted via the process outlined below.

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 25 November 2022

Applications open: Wednesday 4 January 2023 at 11.00am

Deadline for paper applications: Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 11.00am
(Please note that we cannot accept applications submitted before the opening date, or after the deadline)

Invites to first round interviews: Week commencing Monday 13 March 2023

First Round Interviews: Split across two Saturdays in March 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Final Round Interviews: Saturday in mid/late April 2023 (exact date to be confirmed)

Offer date: Friday 5 May 2023 at 9.00am

Deadline for accepting initial offers: Friday 12 May 2023 at 9.00am

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: “First Name Surname Pupillage Application 2024”
  • 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 “First Name Surname Pupillage Application 2024”.
  • 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 (which can be downloaded below).

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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Foundry Chambers Pupillage Application Form
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Foundry Chambers E&D Monitoring Form
You will need to download the form to edit before emailing in.

Foundry Chambers invite applications for a further Third-Six Pupil

We are seeking to recruit a further third-six pupil to start immediately (later start dates will also be accommodated for the right candidate).

Third-six pupils can expect to be in Court every day, conducting prosecution and defence work in the Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown 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 be invited to attend pupils’ advocacy training alongside our 12-month pupils.

Further information about life as a pupil at Foundry Chambers can be found in our ‘12 Month Pupillage’ document which can be found on the Pupillage section of our website.

A number of our junior tenants have been recruited from amongst our recent 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.

Applicants should send a covering letter and CV to pupillage@foundrychambers.com.

Interviews are conducted by the Pupillage Committee.

Any questions regarding life as a pupil at Foundry Chambers or the application process can be sent to pupillage@foundrychambers.com for the attention of Kate Hare.