On 9 November 2017, members of Essex Court Chambers were delighted to provide mock university law admission interviews for talented students from the Social Mobility Foundation (“the SMF”). The students were all in the process of applying to study undergraduate law at university.
David Foxton QC, Head of Chambers, said “we are delighted to support the SMF in their valuable work. We were very impressed by the students we interviewed, and wish them every success in their applications”.
The SMF is a charity that aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds. The students it supports are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, as well as background. The SMF offers a wide-range of programmes to students throughout the UK, from Year 12 through to graduation. Full details can be found at www.socialmobility.org.uk.
In 2015, the members of Essex Court Chambers became the first barristers’ chambers to become official supporters of the SMF. As supporters of the SMF, members of chambers run regular sessions aimed at assisting its students in developing their analytical, reasoning and advocacy skills, supporting their academic progress and helping develop their knowledge of the full range of legal careers available.