At Fountain Court, we offer interest-free loans to new tenants to assist with any early cashflow concerns and to ensure that they receive an income at least equal to the amount of their pupillage award during their first year of tenancy. However, new tenants have consistently earned comfortably more than their pupillage award in their first year.
New tenants are not required to share the expenses of chambers administration. Contributions are proportionate to income, so the senior members of chambers pay the greater part of the costs. During their first year of practice, tenants may be asked to undertake a modest amount of pro bono legal work instead, for voluntary or charitable organisations.