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Pupillage details

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 £40,000. This sum is made up of a pupillage award of £20,000 during the 1st six months and an earnings guarantee of £20,000 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 - please see the pdf attached on the right. 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.

Application details

Chambers is a member of Pupillage Gateway.

Click 'Apply Online' to find out the details of how to apply.

Applications through the Gateway close February 6th 2017.


Mini-pupillages are available applications should be addressed to Wendy Holmes at 8 New Square ( with a covering letter and a CV.

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