Marshalling Scheme

Marshalling is currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

We hope to re-start this scheme once we can meet social distancing requirements and, unfortunately, do not expect this to be possible until 2021. Please see our dedicated  Covid-19 page for the latest updates on the Inn’s response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). 

We are able to arrange a Court Pupillage (also known as Marshalling) for you with a member of the Inn who sits on the Bench.

This offers you an excellent chance to gain insight into the role of the judiciary, court procedure and styles of advocacy.

A really fantastic experience. The judge could not have made me feel more welcome.

The programme is available from January of each academic year and is open to you if you are a member of the Inn and either:

  • in your final year of university
  • a current GDL student
  • a current Bar Course student

If you are participating in the scheme, you may find guidance on how to address judges and others (PDF) useful. 

If you have further questions regarding the programme, please email Alison Hosking in the Education Department.

Application form

Please complete the below form to request a Court Pupillage. A Court Pupillage at your first choice of court is subject to the availability of judges at the time of application.

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Please include both your first name and surname.
A mobile contact number is preferred.
Please confirm you are a member of the Inn.
If known, please provide your Gray's Inn membership number. This can be found on your membership card. Leave blank if unknown.
Please list up to three courts in order of preference where you would like to have a Court Pupillage. E.g. "1. Birmingham Crown Court. 2. Inner London Crown Court. 3. Snaresbrook Crown Court."
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A copy of your most up-to-date CV. A copy of your CV will be provided to the Judge presiding over your court pupillage.
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A scanned colour copy of your passport or driving licence. During your Court Pupillage you will be required to carry the original of the photo ID copy you attach here. A copy of your ID will be provided to the court at which you attend and the Judge presiding over your Court Pupillage.
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