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Pupillage at Mountford Chambers


Mountford Chambers offers an exceptional package of funding and training within its pupillage structure, and we have attracted many excellent candidates in recent years. We have been able to offer tenancies to most of our pupils on successful completion of their pupillage. We strive to offer the very best training for a successful career at the Bar and we endeavour to recruit candidates with the potential and talent to become future leaders in their field.

In order to ensure that we continue to recruit the best aspiring new barristers, following our relaunch we have significantly increased our pupillage awards which are now among the best in the market, and we have adjusted our marking criteria Applications for pupillage starting in Autumn 2024 will be considered through our own application form which can be found on our Pupillage page.

Applications for pupillage with Mountford Chambers commencing in 2025

We intend to offer up to three pupillages to start in October 2025, each with an award of £40,000.

Please complete the Application form and the Equality and Diversity form (which can be found on the Pupillage page) and submit to chambers via email to


Opening date for applications is 3rd January 2024

Closing date for applications is 7th February 2024

First Round Interviews on Saturday 13th April 2024

Second Round Interviews on Saturday 27th April 2024

Offers will be made at 9:30am on 10th May 2024

Applicants will also be notified if they are either reserve candidates or rejected.

Written feedback is available for applicants who reach the interview stage – any request for feedback must be made within seven days of the outcome of the interview.

Pupillage Open Evening

Thursday 18th January from 6pm – 8pm.

Mountford Chambers is holding a pupillage evening in Chambers on 18th January 2024, 6pm-8pm. There will be a panel comprised of members of the Pupillage Committee to give information about the application process, pupillage at Mountford, and the advocacy programme, and to answer any questions that candidates may have. Afterwards, there will be informal drinks, and an opportunity to speak to both panel members and recent pupils.

To register your interest in the event, please email

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