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Three New Square - 12 Months - September 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Three New Square Intellectual Property
Head of Chambers:
Andrew Waugh QC
Address of chambers:
3 New Square
Lincoln's Inn
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Intellectual Property
Practice areas:
Intellectual Property; Patent; Information Technology
Specialist services:
South eastern
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:
September 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Three New Square Intellectual Property specialise in intellectual property law. The work undertaken in chambers involves patents, registered trade marks, registered designs, design rights, copyright, performing rights, moral rights, confidential information and trade secrets, plant breeders rights, passing off, franchising, semi-conductor topography rights, computer contracts, media and entertainment law, information technology, scientifically complex litigation and interrelated areas of European and UK competition and trade practices law.
Pupils should expect to be exposed to the core areas of the work undertaken in chambers. The core areas are patents, registered trade marks, registered designs, design rights, copyright, confidential information and trade secrets and passing off. Pupils may be exposed to other work depending on circumstances during pupillage.
Pupils will be assessed in line with the threshold standard and competences specified in the Professional Statement issued by the Bar Standards Board.
A single twelve month pupillage of two six month stages (reviewable after the first six months) is available.
Sponsored pupils are not accepted.
Normally the pupil will spend between 2-3 months pupillage with a pupil supervisor before moving to another.
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. BC1: Why do you believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experiences or skills that you believe may help you in your career (200 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. What areas of practice are you interested in and why? (100 words)
  4. What do you think is the most important intellectual property right today and why? And which do you think will be the most important in 20 years' time? (400 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.