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4 New Square
Lincoln's Inn
London, WC2A 3RJ

Tel: +44 20 7822 2000
DX: 1041 London Chancery Lane

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Recruitment Overview

Please click here for The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook 2014 interview with one of our junior tenants.

Pupillage at 4 New Square

A pupillage at 4 New Square will give you a real insight into what it is like to practise in a leading commercial set of chambers. Our 81 barristers have a strong reputation for insurance work, professional negligence, construction, product liability, financial services, commercial litigation, international arbitration, sports law and public law. 

Our aim is to recruit two new tenants each year and it is our express intention, wherever possible, to source those tenants from our own 12 month pupils.  As it is our hope and ambition that each of our pupils should reach the required objective standard for tenancy, it follows that our general recruitment practice is to select two 12 month pupils each year.

Funding and awards

The total annual award is £65,000, comprising a £55,000 award (of which £5,000 is paid immediately upon acceptance of the offer and a further £15,000 can be drawn down during the BVC year) and guaranteed earnings in the second 6 months of £10,000. Pupils are allowed to keep any earnings from their second 6 months, including any earned in excess of the £10,000 guarantee.


We do NOT recruit through The Pupillage Gateway.


The Application Form for Pupillage 2017 is available to download now. Please click here for the application form. For a copy of the Pupillage Application explanatory notes please click here

Our 1st Round Interviews will be held during the afternoon of Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th January 2016.

Our 2nd Round Interviews will be held during the afternoon of  Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January 2016.

To download our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire, please click here.

Please click here for the reasonable adjustments form which can either be returned with the application form or in the event that an adjustment is required prior to completion of the application form, a reasonable adjustment form can be sent from Pupillage Administrator. The Pupillage Administrator is the point of contact for any queries or difficulties. A copy of the reasonable adjustments policy can be found here

Pupillage policy

Please click here to view or download a copy of our Pupillage Policy:  If you want to know more, contact