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Pupillage at 8 New Square


Our aim is to recruit the very best pupils who will stand an excellent chance of being offered tenancy. We recruit junior tenants from our own pupils.

8 New Square
offers up to two 12 month pupillages annually with an award of £55,000. This sum is made up of a pupillage award of £27,500 during the 1st six months and an earnings guarantee of £27,500 during the 2nd six months.

Much of the work of chambers is technical in nature and for this reason we only take pupils who have demonstrated an aptitude for and interest in this sort of work. Most members of chambers and pupils have a science qualification to degree level or higher, but this is not mandatory: many successful intellectual property practitioners and judges studied other subjects. However, applicants without a science degree will have to demonstrate in some other way that they have the ability and confidence to cope with technical/scientific subject matter.

Pupillage is structured as set out in our pupillage guidance notes. Generally pupils will sit with one member of chambers for a three month period then move to a new pupil supervisor for a further 3 month period. There is facility to move to other members of chambers who have particularly interesting cases.

We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for members, staff, pupils, mini pupils, prospective tenants and prospective pupils and we are equal opportunities employers. Applications are assessed by objective criteria and in line with Chambers' Equality and Diversity Policy.

Applicants who have questions about the process of application are encouraged to contact Ms Harri Gibson who will seek to assist with any difficulties. Applicants who would like to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application process are also asked to contact Harri.