Chambers has a history of recruiting tenants from successful pupillage applicants and offers training in both family and criminal law. All offers are advertised using the pupillage gateway. We are committed to supporting diversity within the profession and encourage applications from those who may be entering from non-traditional routes or backgrounds.


Mini-pupillage is the best way to find out about the day-to-day life of a barrister in private practice. A mini-pupillage at Fountain Chambers will give you an insight into life at the Bar. It is intended that most mini-pupillages will last for five days and that during that time a mini-pupil will have the opportunity to experience work with a number of tenants at all levels of seniority. Mini-pupils should generally have begun a law degree or intend to undertake a law conversion course. We regret that applications for mini-pupillage cannot be accepted from those under eighteen.

In an effort to improve access to the Bar, Chambers is pleased to offer fully and partially funded mini-pupillage commencing  January 2022 (subject to Covid restrictions). Full details can be found in the mini-pupillage policy available on the website. Applicants must satisfy eligibility criteria in order to qualify for funding. Applications for mini-pupillage in January to June should be made by 30th November and applications for mini-pupillage in July to December should be made by 30th May. Please use the application form below and return it to clerks@fountainchambers.co.uk clearly marked “Application for mini-pupillage” in the subject line.

Tenancy and Third Six

Fountain Chambers is actively looking to expand. Applications are always considered for tenancy and third six from strong candidates who have completed pupillage at other chambers.

Applicants should enclose a C.V., covering letter and any other information that would assist with consideration of their application addressed to Collette Price, Head of Chambers marked ‘confidential’.