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
Chambers offers two 12-month pupillages each year. We are a member of the Pupillage Gateway and can only consider applications submitted through the Gateway (www.pupillagegateway.com). The deadline for applications is in February for a pupillage commencing in October of the following year.
For more information about a 12-month pupillage at Foundry Chambers, please download the following document:
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.