Legal Education Foundation to fund two new social welfare pupillages

Two new pupillages are to be created through a new fellowship scheme run by the Legal Education Foundation (LEF).

LEF, a charitable organisation promoting the study of law initally established by the proceeds of the College of Law’s sale to Montagu Private Equity, provided eight full-salaried training contracts at organisations across the country when it launched its Justice First Fellowship in 2014.

The Fellowship has now been expanded to include pupillages.

The successful applicants will undergo a two-year fellowship, starting in September 2016, spending the first working as a caseworker for the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the second year in chambers performing their pupillage, predominantly in the family team.

Pump Court Chambers, the common law set with outposts in London, Swindon and Winchester, and Bristol’s St. John’s Chambers, will host the two successful candidates.

The closing deadline for applicants is 4 May.

17 Apr 2012: CoL sale to Montagu Private Equity paves way for bursary plan

15 Aug 2014: Eight new training contracts with social welfare law focus created