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. We do not stream our pupils and each has an equal prospect of securing a tenancy.
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 BPTC 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.