Pegasus Scholarship

New Zealand Pegasus Scholarship Programme 2024

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 2023, Pegasus Scholars from Thorndon Chambers, Chapman Tripp, Raymond Donnelly, and Wynn Williams travelled to chambers in London.  The Pegasus Scholarship Trust wishes to again offer the opportunity for three New Zealand litigation practitioners, who have been in practice for not more than five years, as at 1 February 2024, to work in barristers’ chambers in London for a period of six weeks.  The scholarships may be taken up from around mid-September 2024 onwards.  However, consideration may still be given to scholars seeking an earlier starting point.

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 £500 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, 24 November 2023.  Please refer to the Application Form.  Applications can also be sent via email to, or by post to Tanya McRoberts, Crown Law, PO Box 2858, Wellington 6140.

Application form for the Pegasus Scholarship