What are my chances of tenancy?
It is the policy of Fountain Court to take on at least one newly qualified tenant a year, chosen from the award pupils. We may take on more than one such tenant and have done so frequently in recent years. But there can be no absolute guarantee that in any particular year a new tenant will be taken on or that we will not consider applicants who have not done a full pupillage at Fountain Court (although this would be most exceptional).
Offers of tenancies are generally made in June or July of each year.
Fountain Court recognises a responsibility towards those pupils who are not offered tenancies to make every effort to "place" them in other chambers doing good quality work. We have usually been successful in this. Our early choice of tenants normally makes it possible for the pupil's position to be resolved before the long vacation.