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8 New Square - 12 months - October 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
8 New Square
Head of Chambers:
James Mellor QC
Address of chambers:
8 New Square
Lincoln's Inn
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Intellectual Property
Practice areas:
Intellectual Property; Information Technology; Media and Entertainment
Specialist services:
Mediation; Arbitration
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
8 New Square specialises in the field of intellectual property. Our core areas are patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, passing off and confidential information. In addition, members of Chambers cover associated areas including IT, Internet law, European law and the law of restrictive trade practices, employee restrictive covenants, entertainment and media law, data protection law and administrative law (principally where these are ancillary to Intellectual Property cases).

Minimum degree grade required: Upper Second Class
Financial support: Grant & Guaranteed earnings
Financial support level: £55,000 (£27,500 grant, £27,500 guaranteed earnings)
Point of contact: Harri Gibson, Business Development and Administration Manager

Pupillage details: one 12 Month guaranteed pupillage, grant and guaranteed earnings of £55,000 .
8 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3QP T: 020 7405 4321 F: 020 7405 9955 E: W: Chambers practice areas: G
Type of work undertaken:

Application details: Via Pupillage Gateway
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. Why do you believe you will make a good professional advocate? Please identify any relevant experiences or skills. (250 words)
  2. Why are you interested in a career in intellectual property law? Please identify any experiences that have motivated you to pursue such a career. (200 words)
  3. A good barrister must be able to give legal advice within the commercial context of a client's business. Please identify any relevant experiences or skills demonstrating your ability and potential to be able to do this. (250 words)
  4. Intellectual property cases often have technical/scientific subject matter. Please identify any relevant experiences or skills demonstrating your ability to cope with such cases. (250 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.