3VB sign up to Bar Council’s Criminal Pupillage Funding Scheme

The members of 3VB are pleased to be participating in the Bar Council’s newly formed Criminal Pupillage Funding Scheme, alongside eight other commercial sets.

All funds will be going towards pupillages for aspiring barristers in Criminal Law for 2021/2022 which would otherwise not have been offered, due to the financial impact of Covid-19.

Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC, joint Heads of 3VB, said: “We recognise the huge financial difficulties facing the criminal Bar at present, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Members of 3VB wish to offer their support to help minimise interruption to recruitment that could be so damaging to the criminal Bar generally and to the talented prospective pupils and barristers individually.”

Further details on this scheme can be found here and the application form here. The deadline for applications is 10am on 22 December 2020.