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Chambers of Mark Cannon QC

Living Wage
LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3RJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 2001
DX:
1041 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.4newsquare.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜A forward-looking and internationally minded chambers’ that is β€˜modern and unstuffy’, 4 New Square has β€˜real strength in depth’ and β€˜an excellent balance between heavyweight QCs and rising stars’. Using chambers’ β€˜extremely impressive stable’ of counsel β€˜adds gravitas to your litigation tactical toolkit’. In addition, to its core areas of professional negligence, commercial, construction, costs, product liability and sports law, the set is β€˜fast becoming a household name’ in international arbitration. The facilities are β€˜excellent, and mediation suites very useful’, observes one solicitor. Instructing law firms consider it β€˜a well-oiled machine’, where clerks and barristers β€˜appear to work symbiotically’. Senior clerk and chief executive Lizzy Stewart β€˜understand relationships and have a very modern approach to clerking’, which is appreciated by solicitors. Deputy senior clerks Dennis Peck (β€˜great client service’) and Alex Dolby (β€˜understands the quality we are looking for and is always very responsive to our needs’) are β€˜first class’. The managing trio of clerks do β€˜a fantastic job’ marshalling the clerks’ room, which is described as β€˜flexible, collaborative and responsive’; β€˜you feel you are working as part of a team with them’. The β€˜excellent’ senior team clerk Andrew Call is β€˜very responsive and helpful’; the β€˜impressive’ Tom Woolsey and James Barrass provide β€˜good, practical assistance in a timely manner’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New Square β€˜Simply brilliant in all respects and does everything with personality, wit and charm.’

Ranked: tier 4
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Can Yeginsu - 4 New Square β€˜He demonstrates excellent skills, promptly providing wise, pragmatic and efficient advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Tom Asquith - 4 New Square β€˜Very diligent and focused on achieving the client’s commercial objectives.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Anthony Jones - 4 New Square β€˜Has an unparalleled ability to digest a significant amount of complex information in a short period of time, and develop insightful and compelling legal arguments.’

Ranked: tier 3

Can Yeginsu - 4 New Square β€˜Insightful and sharp. Excellent strategic and legal drafting skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

4 New Square

4 New Square is a new entry having made strong strides into the world of general commercial litigation. The set is β€˜clearly rising, with real strength-in-depth and an excellent balance between heavyweight and well-established QCs and rising stars’.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New Square β€˜A top-class advocate and operator.’

Ranked: tier 4

Ben Elkington QC - 4 New Square β€˜He has excellent judgement, is wonderful with clients and has outstanding intellectual abilities.’

Ranked: tier 6

Graham Chapman QC - 4 New Square β€˜Does an excellent job.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – 2018 silks

Alison Padfield QC - 4 New Square β€˜Exudes intellectual and personal integrity; her promotion to silk was overdue.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Can Yeginsu - 4 New Square β€˜An outstanding advocate with impeccable judgement and formidable brainpower.’

Ranked: tier 4

George Spalton - 4 New Square β€˜Easily distils complex issues to client-friendly form, and ready to roll his sleeves up and muck in.’

Ranked: tier 4

Matthew Bradley - 4 New Square β€˜Extremely user friendly and very much works in partnership with the instructing solicitor.’

Ranked: tier 4

Shail Patel - 4 New Square β€˜Leaves no stone unturned, an excellent trial lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Company and partnership
Company – Leading juniors

Matthew Bradley - 4 New Square β€˜He is an eloquent advocate and is fierce in cross examination.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Construction
Construction – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

4 New Square

4 New Square possesses β€˜true depth and knowledge to tackle almost any dispute, often on short notice and with the exceptional level of detail one has come to expect from its members’. Recent cases include Essex County Council v UBB, a dispute relating to a waste plant in Essex where termination of the 25-year PFI contract is sought by the authority; and Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd & Anor v Wilkins Kennedy, a TCC trial regarding a property development in the Caribbean where chambers were instructed on both sides. Cyril Chern joined the set from Crown Office Chambers in March 2018.

Construction – Leading silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square β€˜A very impressive silk, providing good practical advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ben Patten QC - 4 New Square β€˜Gets to speed quickly with the papers and excellent at drafting submissions.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Cannon QC - 4 New Square β€˜Very approachable, he has an impressive ability to retain complex information and deploy it strategically in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 4
Construction – Leading juniors

Paul Cowan - 4 New Square β€˜He is an excellent and task-devoted construction lawyer capable of handling large international construction disputes.’

Ranked: tier 3

Cyril Chern - 4 New Square β€˜Unparalleled advocacy and cross-examination skills, extensive knowledge of engineering all coupled with a very sound business judgement and tactical skill.’

Ranked: tier 4

Katie Powell - 4 New Square β€˜Outstanding construction and construction-related professional indemnity advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Liddell - 4 New Square β€˜He acts for a wide range of domestic and international clients on construction and engineering disputes.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sian Mirchandani - 4 New Square β€˜An excellent advocate – tenacious and extremely detailed, identifying potential problems and arguments even before they arise.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Hale - 4 New Square β€˜Simon is extremely methodical and exceptionally talented at distilling the issues amongst an ocean of information.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Chelmick - 4 New Square β€˜A promising and hardworking junior, he immediately reads situations and people very astutely.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Consumer
Consumer – Leading silks

Benjamin Williams QC - 4 New Square β€˜Explains complex arguments easily.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New Square β€˜Very concise and prompt.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Costs
Costs – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

4 New Square

The β€˜quick’ and β€˜efficient’ 4 New Square has β€˜some of the best barristers in their field’ and β€˜is β€˜always prepared to go the extra mile for a successful outcome’. Nicholas Bacon QC advised on the leapfrog appeal of Budana vs Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trusts, which concerned how a solicitor’s retainer under a conditional fee agreement is transferred from one firm to another, and on Essar Oilfields Services Ltd vs Norscott Rig Management, which brought about issues surrounding third party costs in arbitration.

Costs – Leading silks

Nicholas Bacon QC - 4 New Square β€˜Always brings that little bit extra to every case.’

Ranked: tier 1

Benjamin Williams QC - 4 New Square β€˜Absolutely first rate, both on paper and on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2
Costs – 2018 silks

Robert Marven - 4 New Square β€˜Not afraid to state an opinion and does not sit on the fence.’

Ranked: tier 1
Costs – Leading juniors

Roger Mallalieu - 4 New Square β€˜Breaks the complex information down into digestible chunks.’

Ranked: tier 1

Daniel Saoul - 4 New Square β€˜Recommended for complex costs issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

George McDonald - 4 New Square β€˜His preparation is meticulous.’

Ranked: tier 3

Shail Patel - 4 New Square β€˜Always brings a fresh perspective.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ben Smiley - 4 New Square β€˜Handles a variety of costs litigation cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Pippa Manby - 4 New Square β€˜Confident on her feet with a strong grasp of detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Innes - 4 New Square β€˜Very knowledgable of costs matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Chelmick - 4 New Square β€˜Possesses excellent advocacy and written skills.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment
Employment – Leading juniors

Matthew Bradley - 4 New Square β€˜He can quickly analyse problems and offer pragmatic solutions.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Financial services
Financial services – Leading juniors

Professor Eva Lomnicka - 4 New Square β€˜Has a unique and highly regarded advisory practice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Asquith - 4 New Square β€˜Quickly grasps the relevant facts and his attention to detail is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New Square β€˜Has great litigation ring craft and knows the best way to present a complex case clearly.’

Ranked: tier 2
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Daniel Saoul - 4 New Square β€˜Combines superb technical skills with commercial acumen.’

Ranked: tier 4

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square β€˜He is an excellent advocate and is able to convey very complex legal and factual issues simply.’

Ranked: tier 4
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading juniors

Thomas Ogden - 4 New Square β€˜He is very hardworking, knowledgeable and provides sound advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New Square β€˜Simply brilliant in every aspect of his trade. He is the coronial law expert at the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading juniors

Tom Shepherd - 4 New Square β€˜A very tenacious and skillful advocate but also extremely good on the law.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

4 New Square

4 New Square is β€˜still the go-to set for professional negligence claims,’ but with recent arrivals, such as new silk Alison Padfield QC, it has strengthened an offering already β€˜strong in the insurance arena, particularly in coverage disputes relating to professional indemnity insurance’. Members are β€˜most impressive, among the best in the profession, with fearsome intellects which instantly get to the nub of the issues’. Such issues as the landmark Supreme Court decision AIG Europe Ltd v Woodman, in which members appeared at all levels.

Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New Square β€˜Intelligent and rigorous on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 3

Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New Square β€˜First rate, very user friendly and a great strategist.’

Ranked: tier 4

Graham Eklund QC - 4 New Square β€˜Known for his knowledge of the law, abilities as an advocate and adviser, practical wisdom and interaction with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Cannon QC - 4 New Square β€˜A phenomenal brain, able to cut through the most complicated issues with ease.’

Ranked: tier 4

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square β€˜Extensive experience of coverage and indemnity work.’

Ranked: tier 4

Ben Elkington QC - 4 New Square β€˜Technically excellent and strong both on paper and as an advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5

David Turner QC - 4 New Square β€˜Very popular with clients and an absolute pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 5
Insurance and reinsurance – 2018 silks

Alison Padfield QC - 4 New Square β€˜A go-to barrister for insurance cases and her text book on insurance claims is the most user friendly on the market.’

Ranked: tier 1
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading juniors

Amanda Savage - 4 New Square β€˜Great attention to detail, strong on paper and very good on her feet.’

Ranked: tier 3

Clare Dixon - 4 New Square β€˜Responsive, bright and provides excellent advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Helen Evans - 4 New Square β€˜Very bright and demonstrates fantastic attention to detail in all her work.’

Ranked: tier 4

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International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square β€˜Very thorough and a brave and fearless advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Dr Cyril Chern - 4 New Square β€˜Pre-eminent in arbitration both as counsel and as an arbitrator.’

Ranked: tier 2

George Spalton - 4 New Square β€˜Very polished with an excellent focus on what is important.’

Ranked: tier 2

Can Yeginsu - 4 New Square β€˜Clearly hardworking, and handled himself superbly with a demanding case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Daniel Saoul - 4 New Square β€˜An excellent, hardworking lawyer who is prepared to work as a team.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Offshore
Offshore – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

4 New Square

4 New Square’s offshore practice covers a range of work, much of it with a slant towards the professional negligence work that the set is well known for in London. Instructed by a BVI law firm, Justin Fenwick QC continues to represent the liquidators of Stanford Bank in litigation against two US law firms which represented what was described by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a β€˜massive Ponzi scheme’.

Offshore – Leading silks

Ben Hubble QC - 4 New Square β€˜Superb on every level: rolls up his sleeves and solves issues; adds huge value to anything he touches.’

Ranked: tier 3

Graham Chapman QC - 4 New Square β€˜He defends in professional negligence cases in British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependancies.’

Ranked: tier 3

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New Square β€˜His practice includes offshore professional negligence cases.’

Ranked: tier 4
Offshore – Leading juniors

George Spalton - 4 New Square β€˜He has a track record of BVI and Cayman litigation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nigel Burroughs - 4 New Square β€˜He advises on Manx and Guernsey trust cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Pensions
Pensions – Leading juniors

Nigel Burroughs - 4 New Square β€˜He clearly knows the law and gives clear and concise advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

4 New Square

4 New Square members have a β€˜depth of expertise in insurance and product liability’ work, and they are roundly praised for their β€˜thorough’ technical capabilities. Recent work includes acting for defendants in the high-profile β€˜metal-on-metal’ hip litigation. Another key case for the set was fallout from 2010’s Servisair cargo warehouse fire at Heathrow Airport, which required the establishment of liability among three parties.

Product liability – Leading silks

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New Square β€˜Highly sought after for the breadth of his expertise.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Turner QC - 4 New Square β€˜Provides prompt, no-nonsense advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Graham Eklund QC - 4 New Square β€˜Good understanding of legal arguments.’

Ranked: tier 3
Product liability – Leading juniors

Katie Powell - 4 New Square β€˜Technically very good, and very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Matthew Bradley - 4 New Square β€˜A robust and thorough advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

4 New Square

In addition to having β€˜excellent strength in depth in barristers’ regulation’, 4 New Square handles a range of work, primarily around professional services regulation but also to a limited extent in the veterinary space. Patrick Lawrence QC represented a former Burges Salmon solicitor in his successful High Court appeal against an SDT finding of dishonesty.

Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Ben Hubble QC - 4 New Square β€˜Very knowledgable and a good advocate, he is also very good at managing clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New Square β€˜A stickler for detail and prepares for every hearing exceptionally thoroughly.’

Ranked: tier 3

Patrick Lawrence QC - 4 New Square β€˜His work includes solicitors and actuaries cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jamie Smith QC - 4 New Square β€˜He has really good judgement, and is also a decent man with a terrific sense of humour.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nicholas Bacon QC - 4 New Square β€˜His work includes solicitors regulation advice.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Paul Parker - 4 New Square β€˜He has unflappable forensic technique, even in the face of difficulty.’

Ranked: tier 3

Scott Allen - 4 New Square β€˜A fantastic junior – hardworking, intelligent and easy to deal with.’

Ranked: tier 3

George Spalton - 4 New Square β€˜He represents Magic Circle partners in SDT cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Helen Evans - 4 New Square β€˜Hardworking, good with clients and has a good grasp of the detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

SiΓ’n Mirchandani - 4 New Square β€˜Well organised, with a good understanding of clinical issues in cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

4 New Square

4 New Square is β€˜regarded as one of the go-to sets for professional negligence work’ and it stands out for its β€˜great strength in depth’ and for a β€˜focus on quality.’ Members act for both claimants and defendants on an array of disputes; Roger Stewart QC and Scott Allen were successful in the leading Supreme Court case examining solicitors’ negligence, BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland, in which David Halpern QC also appeared. David Turner QC and Nicole Sandells QC were also victorious in the Supreme Court case Swynson v Lowick Rose LLP, which was a claim involving accountants’ negligence. In the Court of Appeal, Neil Hext QC acted for the successful respondent insurance broker in Channon v Ward.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Ben Hubble QC - 4 New Square β€˜He is charming, hardworking, clear and prepared.’

Ranked: tier 1

Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New Square β€˜Has an incredible ability to absorb huge detail quickly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New Square β€˜He is a clear thinker.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Davidson QC - 4 New Square β€˜An exceptional silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Patrick Lawrence QC - 4 New Square β€˜He is particularly impressive in the court room; completely unflappable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square β€˜He is very knowledgeable, very focused, robust where necessary and totally committed.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ben Patten QC - 4 New Square β€˜He provides strong and decisive advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ben Elkington QC - 4 New Square β€˜Has a wonderful mixture of excellent judgement, good client skills and outstanding intellectual ability.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Halpern QC - 4 New Square β€˜His advocacy is strong and to the point, and he is quick to raise relevant points in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jamie Smith QC - 4 New Square β€˜He is a good team player with a fine legal brain.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Cannon QC - 4 New Square β€˜Has a fearsome intellect.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Turner QC - 4 New Square β€˜He is exceptionally bright and quick to analyse complex professional negligence claims.’

Ranked: tier 3

Graham Chapman QC - 4 New Square β€˜Incredibly bright and very easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Graham Eklund QC - 4 New Square β€˜He regularly handles cases involving financial negligence, as well as brokers negligence cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New Square β€˜Very bright, methodical with a great mastery of the detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Neil Hext QC - 4 New Square β€˜Has a real grasp of the issues right away.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – 2018 silks

Alison Padfield QC - 4 New Square β€˜Intellectually outstanding, extremely knowledgeable; great on tactics, always client focused and extremely commercial in her approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicole Sandells QC - 4 New Square β€˜She is a mega-brain, with encyclopaedic legal knowledge and the ability to cut through complex legal issues with ease.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional negligence – leading juniors

Alex Hall Taylor - 4 New Square β€˜Highly rated.’

Ranked: tier 1

Amanda Savage - 4 New Square β€˜Her advice is always considered rigorous, practical and realistic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Charles Phipps - 4 New Square β€˜He specialises in a range of professional negligence claims involving lawyers, accountants, financial services professionals, surveyors, construction professionals and insurance brokers.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Evans - 4 New Square β€˜He really gets to grips with the most complex of issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

SiΓ’n Mirchandani - 4 New Square β€˜She is tremendously bright, has a tenacious eye for detail, and brings a new level of strategic thinking to the table.’

Ranked: tier 1

Scott Allen - 4 New Square β€˜He is outstanding.’

Ranked: tier 1

Carl Troman - 4 New Square β€˜He is approachable and provides advice in a sensible way.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Liddell - 4 New Square β€˜He is extremely collaborative in his approach.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Nicol - 4 New Square β€˜Exceptional ability.’

Ranked: tier 3

Clare Dixon - 4 New Square β€˜She mixes great commercial acumen with an excellent grasp of black letter law.’

Ranked: tier 3

Helen Evans - 4 New Square β€˜She handles claims involving lawyers, accountants, auditors and insolvency practitioners.’

Ranked: tier 3

Miles Harris - 4 New Square β€˜Absolutely user friendly and very bright.’

Ranked: tier 3

Timothy Chelmick - 4 New Square β€˜He is able to cut through the extraneous information and drill down into the very essence of the case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Benjamin Wood - 4 New Square β€˜He is a fearsome advocate, with a keen intellect.’

Ranked: tier 4

George Spalton - 4 New Square β€˜He is commercial and clever.’

Ranked: tier 4

Katie Powell - 4 New Square β€˜She is very bright and hugely dedicated.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Bowmer - 4 New Square β€˜Excellent attention to detail and technical expertise.’

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Parker - 4 New Square β€˜He is good on his feet and very thorough.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Innes - 4 New Square β€˜Excellent drafting and clear, concise advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Shail Patel - 4 New Square β€˜Impressive.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Hale - 4 New Square β€˜He thinks about the big picture, and provides clear, well-founded and pragmatic advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Lucy Colter - 4 New Square β€˜Provides very quick and commercially focused advice, and inspires confidence in clients.’

Ranked: tier 5

Ben Smiley - 4 New Square β€˜He has incredible attention to detail but is also flexible.’

Ranked: tier 6

Christopher Greenwood - 4 New Square β€˜He is very hardworking and clever, with a great legal mind.’

Ranked: tier 6

Daniel Saoul - 4 New Square β€˜He is extremely thorough.’

Ranked: tier 6

Nicholas Broomfield - 4 New Square β€˜He is exceptionally bright, tactically astute, very easy to work with and is great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 6

Pippa Manby - 4 New Square β€˜She is technically sound with a very commercial approach to legal issues and solutions.’

Ranked: tier 6

Thomas Ogden - 4 New Square β€˜He is deft at distilling obscure legal and technical issues into clear strategic advice, and really is an excellent team player.’

Ranked: tier 6

Tom Asquith - 4 New Square β€˜He routinely achieves outcomes which exceed expectations and has something of a knack of having a weak opposition’s case dismissed at an early stage.’

Ranked: tier 6

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading silks

David Halpern QC - 4 New Square β€˜He can find and sustain a cause of action where lesser barristers would fail.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜A forward-looking and internationally minded chambers’ that is β€˜modern and unstuffy’, 4 New Square has β€˜real strength in depth’ and β€˜an excellent balance between heavyweight QCs and rising stars’. Using chambers’ β€˜extremely impressive stable’ of counsel β€˜adds gravitas to your litigation tactical toolkit’. In addition, to its core areas of professional negligence, commercial, construction, costs, product liability and sports law, the set is β€˜fast becoming a household name’ in international arbitration. The facilities are β€˜excellent, and mediation suites very useful’, observes one solicitor. Instructing law firms consider it β€˜a well-oiled machine’, where clerks and barristers β€˜appear to work symbiotically’. Senior clerk and chief executive Lizzy Stewart β€˜understand relationships and have a very modern approach to clerking’, which is appreciated by solicitors. Deputy senior clerks Dennis Peck (β€˜great client service’) and Alex Dolby (β€˜understands the quality we are looking for and is always very responsive to our needs’) are β€˜first class’. The managing trio of clerks do β€˜a fantastic job’ marshalling the clerks’ room, which is described as β€˜flexible, collaborative and responsive’; β€˜you feel you are working as part of a team with them’. The β€˜excellent’ senior team clerk Andrew Call is β€˜very responsive and helpful’; the β€˜impressive’ Tom Woolsey and James Barrass provide β€˜good, practical assistance in a timely manner’. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

4 New Square

The β€˜well-resourced’ set at 4 New Square provides clients with β€˜an overwhelmingly positive experience’; its barristers and clerks are β€˜very polite, friendly and helpful’, and provide β€˜a fast turnaround’. Equestrianism is an area of particular strength: Graeme McPherson QC defended British trainer Hughie Morrison against charges brought after one of his horses tested positive for anabolic steroids. Active across a wide range of sports, Daniel Saoul acted for the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in appeal proceedings brought by Lichfield Ladies RUFC and Thurrock RFC Ladies following their exclusion from the new Women’s Premier League.

Sport – Leading silks

Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New Square β€˜A genius in all things equestrian.’

Ranked: tier 2
Sport – Leading juniors

Daniel Saoul - 4 New Square β€˜A nice guy, and one of the best junior silks in sport; a star practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kendrah Potts - 4 New Square β€˜A tireless worker who is very attentive to detail and knows the anti-doping arena inside out.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Liddell - 4 New Square β€˜Impressive – puts forward difficult cases sensitively.’

Ranked: tier 2

Pippa Manby - 4 New Square β€˜A creative thinker with a good analytical mind, she is fast, decisive and insightful.’

Ranked: tier 3

George Spalton - 4 New Square β€˜Consistently produces high-quality work.’

Ranked: tier 4

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