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COVID-19 Update (27/07/20): Unfortunately, we will not be able to arrange any marshalling placements for the foreseeable future. Although courts are gradually beginning to sit again, we have been advised that logistical problems in the actual court rooms will mean that marshals cannot be accommodated.  Therefore, please do not submit an application form at this time.  Any updates to this information will be posted here.

The Inn runs a very successful Marshalling Scheme, making over 100 placements last year.

The scheme gives a student the opportunity to marshal with a judge (sit with him or her on the bench in court), usually for between 3 and 5 days. As well as showing a different perspective on the courtroom itself, it can be an opportunity to speak to the judge informally, with the possibility of being invited back to the judge’s chamber, which could give further insight into the workings of a court.

Due to a limited number of judges, we are only able to accept applications from students who have started the BPTC or have already completed the course and are seeking pupillage.

Please note that finding a placement is not guaranteed and it is only possible to marshal once with a judge through Middle Temple.


Please contact Jonny Boyd on for further information.