11 South Square
11 South Square is a leading barristers chambers specialising in all areas of intellectual property law additionally well-known for our media and information technology work. The set is made up of 5 Queen’s Counsel and 11 juniors together with two leading Professors in the area of IP law. Many Members have extensive experience in science and industry enabling them to offer top quality advocacy and advice to their clients.
Our members frequently act in leading cases in the areas of intellectual property, information technology and media and have appeared in courts and tribunals of all levels in the UK and other jurisdictions throughout the world.
Chambers offers at least one 12 month pupillage each year. During pupillage, pupils will sit with up to four pupil supervisors. 11 South Square prides itself on the variety of its tenants’ work and so this ensures that pupils get to see as many different areas of chambers work as possible.
All of our current tenants were previously pupils at 11 South Square. The idea behind pupillage is to live and breathe your pupil supervisor’s practice. Pupils sit in their pupil supervisor’s room, attend their conferences and court hearings and draft pleadings, opinions and skeleton arguments for their pupil supervisor’s cases. We believe that that is the best training for a successful IP barrister.
Oral and written advocacy is the most important skill of any barrister. For that reason, we also give our pupils advocacy exercises during the course of the year in order to measure their progress as an advocate.
The award accompanying each pupillage is £55,000. That includes £10,000 which may be drawn down by the successful applicant during his/her BVC year.
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