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Mentoring Scheme

Mentoring Scheme

Cornerstone Barristers and four other planning, property and public law sets, Field Court Chambers, FTB Chambers, Kings Chambers and Landmark Chambers, have set up a mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar. The scheme, supported by the Planning and Environment Bar Association, is intended to encourage undergraduates and postgraduates from groups that are not well represented at the Bar to consider becoming barristers. These underrepresented groups include women, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

The Bar should be open to all who have the requisite ability, and we hope that the mentoring scheme will help talented individuals who might not think the Bar is for them to understand what the Bar has to offer and how to become a barrister, and to assist in the application process.

The scheme will run from October 2021 to June 2022. Successful applicants will be offered one-to-one meetings with a mentor, a workshop on applications for pupillage and (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) one or more social events with mentors and other mentees.

How to apply

The application form is here and the guidelines for applicants are here. Applications should be made to mentoring@cornerstonebarristers.com by midday on 8 October 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by 29 October 2021.


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