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Fountain Court Chambers is a leading set with a friendly, progressive and modern outlook. It prides itself on being home to barristers who are first rate, user-friendly and easy to work with. As part of the ‘magic circle’ and with offices in London and Singapore, Fountain Court has 41 silks and 54 juniors specialising in a range of practice areas. Chambers and Partners say “Fountain Court Chambers boasts a plethora of top-drawer barristers of virtually unparalleled quality”. The Legal 500 describe Fountain Court as “probably the best set around in terms of strength in depth.”

Type of work undertaken

Members of chambers are recognised as leaders in the fields of Administrative & Public Law; Aviation & Travel, Banking & Finance; Civil Fraud; Commercial Crime; Commercial Dispute Resolution; Financial Services; Insurance & Reinsurance; International Arbitration; Offshore; Professional Discipline; Professional Negligence; and Regulatory & Investigations. Much of this work is international in character and often involves complex conflict of laws issues and aspects of EC law.

Application details

Each year, we expect to take up to four pupils who are selected based on academic and intellectual ability as well as oral and written communication skills. We want to recruit the best and brightest candidates whatever their background and we positively encourage applications from groups who are under-represented in chambers.

Fountain Court is a member of Pupillage Gateway.

Assessed mini-pupillages are a required part of the pupillage application process at Fountain Court. The mini-pupillage will last for two days, during which time you will learn about life at Fountain Court and complete a short piece of assessed written work. There are three mini-pupillage rounds each year, over Christmas, Easter and Summer university holidays. Fountain Court will pay £150 towards expenses upon completion. Applications are to be submitted on the form on chambers’ website

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