In 2021, King’s Chambers, and four other planning, property, and public law chambers (Cornerstone Barristers, Field Court Chambers, Francis Taylor Building, and Landmark Chambers), launched a mentoring scheme aimed at supporting underrepresented groups at the Bar. The initiative has since garnered additional support from Falcon Chambers, 39 Essex Chambers, and No 5 Chambers, and we are delighted to announce its extension for another year. It is endorsed by the Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA).

It is hoped that this mentoring program will serve as a guiding light for talented individuals who may not have previously considered a career at the Bar. It seeks to highlight the vast opportunities the Bar offers and guide aspirants through the process of becoming barristers, including assistance with the application procedure.

The scheme has a clear mission: to inspire undergraduates and postgraduates hailing from groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal sphere. Such groups include women, individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds, and those facing socio-economic disadvantages.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one mentorship sessions, attend workshops on the pupillage application process, and partake in various social events alongside their mentors and fellow mentees.

Applications now open!

Applications are now open for the 2023/24 mentoring scheme, scheduled to run from October 2023 to June 2024. Interested candidates can access the application form and detailed guidelines for submission. Please ensure your application reaches us by no later than October 6, 2023, via email at [email protected].


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