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The Bar Council’s New Criminal Pupillage Funding Scheme: how to apply


On Monday 14th December 2020, in the inaugural speech from the Bar Council’s Chair-Elect, Derek Sweeting QC, the Bar Council announced the new Criminal Pupillage Funding Scheme.

Under this scheme, administered by the Bar Council, a number of commercial sets have each offered to fund a criminal pupillage which would otherwise (due to the financial impact of Covid-19) not be offered, funding up to a maximum of £20k.

The following commercial sets or groups of members from commercial sets have agreed to participate in funding pupillages:

Keating Chambers, 20 Essex St, Atkin Chambers, 3 Verulam Buildings, Matrix, Brick Court, 4 Pump Court and Blackstone Chambers.

For more information on the scheme and how to apply please see here.

Posted: 17/12/2020 at 17/12/2020 13:08:13
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