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8 New Square - 12 months - October 2023

AETO information
Name of AETO:
8 New Square
Head of AETO:
Daniel Alexander QC
Address of AETO:
8 New Square
Lincoln's Inn
AETO's 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:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
9 February 2022 at 2:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2023
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).
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 are you interested in a career in intellectual property law? Please identify any experiences that have motivated you to pursue such a career. (400 words)
  2. 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. (400 words)
  3. Intellectual property cases often have technical/scientific subject matter. Please identify any relevant experiences or skills demonstrating your ability to cope with such cases. (400 words)
  4. Why do you believe you will make a good professional advocate? Please identify any relevant experiences or skills. (400 words)
  5. If you have applied for pupillage at 8 New Square Chambers previously, please tell us when that application was made and provide details of additional qualifications or experience gained since that unsuccessful application. Please explain why those additional qualifications or experience strengthen your application to 8 New Square Chambers. (400 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.