Pupillage Support Grants

In 2016 the Inn launched a support scheme for members of the Inn who are suffering particular financial hardship during pupillage.  The funds available each year are limited.

Criteria for applicants

To be eligible to apply you must;

  1. Be a member of Middle Temple
  2. Have commenced, but not yet completed, pupillage in a set of chambers or other Approved Training Organisation whose work is predominantly publicly funded.
  3. Be in receipt of a pupillage award (including guaranteed earnings) no greater than;

£15,500 for pupillages based outside of London, or

£17,000 for pupillages based in London


To apply please download and complete the application form by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page.  Submit this form in hard copy, or a scanned copy by email, along with one reference (see below) by 4.00pm on Monday 9 January 2017.  The panel will award the grants based on the paper applications, although they reserve the right to request to see an applicant in person if necessary.

Reference from Chambers

Applications must be supported by a reference letter from your Pupil Supervisor, Head of Chambers or other suitable member of chambers.  The reference should provide an assessment of your work in chambers so far and comments on your future prospects at the Bar.  This can be submitted with your application or alternatively sent directly to the Inn, by email to the address below or to Pupillage Support Grants, Ashley Building, Middle Temple, London, EC4Y 9BT.

If you have any questions please contact Sally Yorke on s.yorke@middletemple.org.uk 

Applications should be submitted to "Pupillage Support Grants, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Treasury Office, Ashley Building, London, EC4Y 9BT" or to the email address above.