top of page

The Foundation believes that one of the ways to achieve lasting change and build fruitful reciprocal relationships in a wide range of countries is to work with young judges and lawyers. A small number of able, well trained individuals can have an enormous impact in countries which are trying to implement legal reform and many of the past recipients of Slynn Fellowships have gone on to hold senior roles in legal firms, academia and their respective governments. In this short video two fellows talk about what it has meant to their professional development or read other stories below.

The Slynn Fellowship offers a valuable opportunity for young, promising lawyers from overseas selected by our trustees from countries in which the Foundation has current projects, to spend time working in London at leading city firms and barristers’ chambers and sitting with serving judges. The Foundation selects two candidates who are interested in international practice including commercial law, EU law and/or human rights law and practice.  Through its contacts the Foundation constructs a tailor-made programme for the Fellow, taking account his or her area of interest. To date there have been 17 Slynn Fellowships awarded to young lawyers coming from Finland, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Serbia, Albania and Bulgaria. 


During the outbreak of COVID-19 it was not possible to offer fellowships. Instead the Trustees decided to support a worthy charity with the funds (please see our 2021 report below).


The Foundation is pleased to announce that 2024 will see two new Fellowship recipients from Zambia.  We are delighted that due to funding we have been able to reintroduce the Fellowship for this year. 


Lincolns Inn Vaulted Ceiling. Honourable
bottom of page