Pegasus Scholarship

New Zealand Pegasus Scholarship Programme 2022

In 1987 the Inner Temple, one of the Inns of Court in London, established the Pegasus Scholarship Trust, with the aim of building links between the legal professions of the many countries in the world who live under the common law system. The Trust is supported by each of the Four Inns of Court, which are societies of judges and barristers with wide responsibilities within the legal system in England.

During 2019 Pegasus Scholars from LeeSalmonLong, Meredith Connell and Crown Law travelled to chambers in London. 

The Pegasus Scholarship Trust (in the United Kingdom and New Zealand) has decided to recommence hosting scholars from 2022. 

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted travel plans for the three successful Pegasus Scholars in 2020.  They will now be included in scholarship numbers for 2022 and 2023.

The New Zealand Pegasus Scholarship Trust Committee are therefore offering the opportunity for two New Zealand litigation practitioners, who have been in practice for not more than five years, as at the 1st February 2022 to work in barristers’ chambers in London for a period of six weeks.  The scholarships may be taken at times that suit scholars during 2022, other than in July, August and September.

During the programme, scholars will spend time in chambers undertaking research, attending conferences, writing and reading cases and attending court.  

The successful applicants will receive a weekly stipend of £400 from the Pegasus Trust while in London to help cover accommodation and living expenses.  However they will be expected to meet the costs of travel to and from London.  If it is required, temporary accommodation in London can be arranged by the Trust.  The scholars will be expected as a condition of the scholarship to return to New Zealand to resume practice, following the conclusion of the programme. 

All applications should be forwarded by firms and chambers to the Pegasus Scholarship Trust, c/- Tanya McRoberts, Crown Law, PO Box 2858, Wellington, by 5pm on Friday, 28 January 2022.  Please see below for a link to the Application Form.  Applications can also be sent via email to

Application form for the Pegasus Scholarship