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The Inn runs a very successful Marshalling Scheme, making over 100 placements in 2019.

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.

You can apply via the application below, but make sure to read through the guidelines before applying. Please note that finding a placement is not guaranteed and it is only possible to marshal once with a judge through Middle Temple.

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  • The scheme is only open to applications from students who have started the Bar Course or have already completed the course and are seeking pupillage. Transferring lawyers/solicitors that are currently seeking pupillage are also welcome to apply.
  • Precedence will be given to those applicants that have had little to no marshalling experience.

Please contact Jonny Boyd on for further information.