Inner and Middle Temple come together to help Ukrainian lawyers find UK legal work

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New database matches candidates with suitable employment opportunities

Inner Temple and Middle Temple are looking to provide practical employment support to Ukrainian lawyers through a new ‘matching scheme’ launched this week.

The Inns say the programme is open to Ukrainian lawyers and legal professionals currently based in the UK, many of whom have been seeking opportunities to work within the UK legal profession since fleeing the war in their home country.

The duo say these opportunities can include providing legal advice, undertaking research, or providing administrative or clerical assistance.

The scheme will collect the details of UK-based Ukrainian lawyers and those of individual barristers and chambers who are willing to offer work opportunities, mentoring or other support. It will then seek to match candidates with a suitable barrister or chambers within two weeks, based on criteria including location, practice areas, experience and opportunities sought and offered.

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The Inns are also in discussions with the Ukrainian Bar Association and other networks to connect with Ukrainian lawyers who are already in the UK.

Ukrainian lawyers interested in the scheme can submit their details here, while barristers and chambers can submit their information here.

The Inns say issues relating to financial compensation must be discussed between the two parties directly.

This isn’t the only initiative aiming to help Ukrainian lawyers displaced by the war. Earlier this year Legal Cheek reported that London legal recruiter Fides Search was looking to place legal professionals into UK-based roles on a “no fee” basis.

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Excellent response. There is lots of talent from the Ukraine.



Right up there with the talent from the rest of the Europe, including the France, the Germany, the Spain, and the Italy.


She Had A First

One of my non-UK born BPTC coursemates was once told by a member of her Inn that her Донецька область accent could hamper her pupillage chances.

Interesting how the Inns have changed their tune.


Hard Questions

Not being funny or anything but did similar initiatives get put into place for other conflicts? Eg afghan, Yemani, Eithiopian or Syrian individuals to name but a few examples that spring to mind ?


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