Fountain Court Chambers

London & Singapore

Your mini-pupillage

A mini-pupillage is an opportunity for those who are intent upon pursuing a career at the Commercial Bar to spend some time at Fountain Court Chambers in order to meet some of our members and gain an introduction to the type of work we do.

In light of the moving of the timetable for the 2017 gateway pupillage applications round, it will not be a requirement for pupillage applicants in 2017 (for pupillage starting in 2018) to have completed an assessed mini-pupillage 

The mini-pupillage will usually last two days, during which time you will sit with two or three members and learn about life at Fountain Court Chambers. Although the mini-pupillage will not be formally assessed or be a precondition to taking part in the application process for 2018 pupillages, applicants for pupillage are strongly encouraged to apply for a mini-pupillage. We will pay £150 towards your expenses upon completion of your mini-pupillage.

There are three deadlines for applications for mini-pupillages during the course of the year. Please apply by:

  • 30 November for a mini-pupillage in the period 1 February to 30 April;
  • 30 January for the period 1 May to 14 July;
  • 30 August for the period 1 October to 14 December.

Your application for mini-pupillage should be made in writing using this form and sent to our Pupillage Coordinator, Lucy Scuttford, at Fountain Court Chambers, Fountain Court, Temple, London EC4Y 9DH. All questions about mini-pupillage at Fountain Court Chambers should be directed by e-mail to Lucy Scuttford, who is also contactable on 020 7583 3335.

We have developed procedures for selecting mini-pupils which are fair and do not discriminate against any applicant on grounds of race, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age or political persuasion. We would be grateful if applicants would also complete and return the diversity form. This form is used for monitoring purposes only and is not considered as part of a candidate’s application. We welcome any observations or suggestions that might improve our procedures.