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Hogarth Chambers - 12 months - September 2021

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Hogarth Chambers
Head of AETO:
Nicholas Caddick QC
Address of AETO:
5 New Square
Lincoln's Inn
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Intellectual Property
Practice areas:
Intellectual Property; Media and Entertainment; Information Technology; Chancery
Specialist services:
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
September 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
All of our pupils see the full range of Chambers’ work, which includes intellectual property of all kinds, media and entertainment, IT and a range of Chancery/commercial work. We take the view that it is important for pupils to have exposure to a wide variety of work during their pupillage, to give them a thorough grounding not just in intellectual property rights but also in related fields, and so that they experience the full range of instances and procedures.

During their 12 months with us, pupils usually sit with four pupil supervisors. They may also sit with other members of Chambers either for a short period or for the duration of an interesting case. Pupils will undertake internal advocacy exercises at regular intervals. Pupils also take part in Chambers’ regular internal focus group meetings, at which we discuss recent developments in the law.
Pupils are encouraged to attend hearings, when available, at the European Patent Office in Munich and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. We reimburse travel and accommodation expenses for these attendances.

It is important to us that pupils feel that they are obtaining the maximum benefit from spending a year at Hogarth. Members of the Pupillage Committee regularly meet with pupils to review their progress and address any concerns in confidence.

For pupils starting a 12 month pupillage in September 2021, Chambers will offer a pupillage award of £55,000.
The award includes some guaranteed earnings as follows:

(1) £27,500 for the first 6 months (paid in six equal instalments monthly in advance) and
(2) during the second 6 months, a further £27,500 paid in instalments monthly in advance, by way of "guaranteed earnings". During this period, any money earned (whether or not received) by a pupil in one month will be deducted from the monthly sum paid by Chambers for the following month. No clerks’ fees or chambers expenses will be payable in respect of any such earnings.

Pupils may be permitted to draw down up to £10,000 in advance to help cover their expenses during their Bar Professional Training Course if undertaken in the year before the start of pupillage, subject to agreeing to repay any such sums if they do not take up the pupillage in September 2021. Any sums drawn down will be deducted from the award monthly over the 12 month period.

In addition to the pupillage award, Chambers will pay for all obligatory training courses during pupillage.

Application Questions

The following questions will form the Pupillage Application Questionnaire section of the application form for this pupillage vacancy. These are included here to allow you to prepare in advance.

  1. Other than Brexit, what are the most significant issues facing Intellectual Property law? (300 words)
  2. BC2: Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice (200 words)
  3. Please identify any additional experiences / skills gained that you believe may help you in your career. (200 words)
  4. Please give details of your advocacy experience (up to four examples). This can include mooting, debating, public speaking, written advocacy or any other relevant experience. (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.