Although no Pupillage positions were advertised this year, one additional position was created within the Justice First Fellowship and offered to an outstanding candidate from 2018.

The Pupil fellow will spend a year at Advocate (formerly known as The Bar Pro Bono Unit) before starting their pupillage in chambers.

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Training Contracts

Eighteen Host Organisations were chosen to host a Fellow on a Training Contract in this, the sixth year of the Fellowship. Eighteen positions were advertised. Such was the quality of the applications, that three of the Hosts also made an additional appointment.

Brighton Housing Trust
Castlemilk Law
CLAN Childlaw
Greater Manchester Law Centre
Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre
Harrow Law Centre
Howard League
Just for Kids Law
Law Centre (NI)
Legal Advice Centre
Matthew Gold
Norfolk Community Law Service
North East Law Centre
Southwark Law Centre
Community Law Partnership
Speakeasy Law Centre
Tower Hamlets Law Centre

Further information on each Host Organisation can be found by following the links on the left of this page.

They were chosen as they are all:

  • committed to, and expert in, different categories of social welfare law
  • known to be innovative, effective and think creatively about their future sustainability
  • involved, in different ways, in work that is of national significance
  • registered as training establishments with the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority

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