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4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
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London Bar > Costs Tier 1

An ‘excellent set with a speciality in costs‘, 4 New Square is ‘a collection of barristers operating in the modern era‘ that are frequently seen in Supreme Court and Court of Appeal costs cases, with representation from silk to junior level. October 2021 saw the conclusion of Ho v Adelekun, the leading Supreme Court appeal case on the question of qualified one-way costs shifting and set-off of costs. The set had representation on both sides, including renowned costs silk Nicholas Bacon KC for Ho, and Roger Mallalieu KC acting for the successful appellant. Benjamin Williams KC also acted in that appeal for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and in another appeal heard in October 2021, represented the former in GEHC v Rosenblatt, the longest ever costs trial relating to alleged misconduct by a commercial firm of solicitors. In another long-running costs assessment Vik v Deutsche Bank, Pippa Manby led by Bacon KC, was on the opposing side to Williams; her busy costs practice has her instructed in inter partes disputes and solicitor-client disputes in the County Courts, High Court and Senior Courts Costs Office. Daniel Saoul KC has a strong costs litigation practice and particular experience offshore, while Robert Marven KC is often brought into major group and commercial litigation on specific costs issues. Matthew Waszak joined the set from Temple Garden Chambers in March 2022 and adds to an impressive crop of juniors that includes regular sole costs counsel George McDonald, and Shail Patel, whose established commercial practice means he can advise on costs issues and take the lead in costs arguments as part of substantial commercial cases.

Rising stars

Simon Teasdale4 New SquareSimon's written and oral submissions are very polished. An exceptionally talented advocate with razor sharp insight leading straight to the core of the issue. He could be a future star.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Nicholas Bacon KC4 New SquareThe oracle of costs law, he is easy to work with, collaborative, and gives good commercial advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin Williams KC4 New Square ‘A go-to silk in the costs area, his grasp of the detail is second to none and he is exceptional on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
Roger Mallalieu KC4 New SquareCalm, affable, incisive, knowledgeable. A leader in and go-to counsel for all matters costs related.
Ranked: Tier 2
Robert Marven KC4 New SquareHis intellect and ability is unrivalled and he provides outstanding service to his clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Saoul KC4 New Square 'Daniel is very good at getting to grips with details quickly, is great on his feet and able to turn judges' opinions around quickly.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

George McDonald4 New SquareGeorge is outstanding, his attention to detail is second to none. He is simply one of the best.
Ranked: Tier 1
Shail Patel4 New SquareShail is a genius in the courtroom. He gets stuck in as part of the team and gives very clear and excellent advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Pippa Manby4 New SquarePippa is an immensely engaging advocate, well collected and organised, not easily thrown, and writes very well. Poised to push through to the very top of her practice areas.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Innes4 New SquareStephen is very knowledgeable and quick to get to the crux of the matter. He has deep knowledge of costs law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Smiley4 New SquareIntelligent, good drafting and frank advice. Costs is a speciality.
Ranked: Tier 3
Theo Barclay4 New SquareIncredibly bright, with excellent judgment. Very hard-working and responsive. A real pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Timothy Chelmick4 New SquareVery good on this feet, authoritative advocacy. Good on paper too.
Ranked: Tier 4
Matthew Waszak     – 4 New SquareMatt is always very well prepared, very approachable and open minded to perspectives to moot issues which often leads to new ideas and conclusions to develop the market place. He is a calm advocate, and able to guide the Court through issues seamlessly.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent set with a speciality in costs.’

‘It is the who’s who of the cost bar.’

‘4 New Square has a very fine costs practice, both at KC and junior level.’

‘4 New Square are of course known as being one of the primary costs chambers.’

‘A collection of barristers operating in the modern era; they are accessible; flexible on funding; and commercial as well as technically excellent.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are quick to respond and switched on.’

Work highlights

    London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 1

    4 New Square are well-known specialists in professional negligence, acting both for Claimants and Defendants in litigation and arbitrations in England and Wales and internationally. The barristers practicing at the chambers have a depth of experience and talent, who have regularly been involved in cases which have shaped the law of professional negligence. Justin Fenwick KC has practiced in all areas of professional negligence and specialises in legal and financial claims. Nicholas Broomfield  stands out for his professional negligence work spanning all core areas, and was involved in the case of Matthew & Others v Sedman & Others, whereby he successfully acted on behalf of respondents in an appeal arising from a claim against professional trustees, concerning the calculation of time for the purposes of limitation in cases of contract, tort and breach of trust when there is a ‘midnight deadline.’

    Leading Silks

    Jamie Smith KC4 New SquareJamie is an excellent advocate: calm and reasonable, while compelling. I've seen both judge and master respond well to his pragmatic approach; and that is also appreciated by clients.  He is not afraid to get into the detail and is a real pleasure to work with.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ranked: Tier 1
    David Turner KC4 New SquareA careful and thoughtful leader, very highly regarded by his peers.' 
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ben Elkington KC4 New Square ‘Ben is a robust barrister who puts forward clear and firm views on the merits of a case, whilst recognising where there may be challenges. he is also someone who looks ahead around what is on the horizon.'  
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ben Hubble KC4 New SquareBen is undoubtedly at the top of the tree when it comes to professional indemnity and regulatory work. His attention to detail and clarity of thinking is second to none. He never misses a point and is always two steps ahead of those around him, which is reflected in his methodical and measured advocacy. He also has an extremely reassuring and calming manner to which clients warm instantly.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Patrick Lawrence KC4 New SquarePatrick provides a top quality service for a QC providing brilliant and cutting edge advice to win in a cost effective and charming way.' 
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Graeme McPherson KC4 New SquareGreat team player - gets stuck in.  Clients trust him and he's a well organised and nimble advocate.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    David Halpern KC4 New SquareUnfailingly polite, always manages his case load well , lets you know when he will deliver and more importantly delivers on time.' 
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Siân Mirchandani KC4 New SquareExtremely hard working. Available 24/7 more por less. Very bright.Client friendly. Tribunal friendly.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ben Patten KC4 New SquareBen consistently delivers the highest possible quality of written work and advocacy. He is technically brilliant always and excellent value for money.' 
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Richard Liddell KC4 New SquareRichard has been collegiate to work with and accessible.  He has become "part of the team" for the conduct of this matter  He is commercial, and flexible where a change in instructions mean a new direction is needed.'  
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Graham Chapman KC4 New SquareGraham is a phenomenal advocate - agile, persuasive, well-prepared and thoroughly modern in approach.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Neil Hext KC4 New Square 'Fiercely intelligent but with a down to earth manner that means we can get straight on with the job as a team. Good humoured and hard working. He is an incredibly safe pair of hands.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Amanda Savage KC4 New SquareAmanda is great.  Very easy to work with.  She has a great manner and is good at getting to the heart of a matter.  Good at judging the overall merit of a matter and cutting through the dross.  Excellent at defending wasted costs claims in particular.' 
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Paul Mitchell KC4 New Square ‘I have found Paul to be highly responsive and good to work with. Excellent both on paper and as an advocate. His drafting is high quality.'    
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Alison Padfield KC4 New SquareAlison is an absolute pleasure to work with.  With Alison there is never anything less than 100% effort.   She is always prepared, calm and unflappable and has a very easy manner that puts clients from all walks of life entirely at their ease.  Not only is she intellectually outstanding, great on tactics, but you can always rely on the fact that she will work with you seamlessly as part of the team. I always find it surprising that her ranking in the directories is not very much higher given the quality of her work and her commitment to the cases.'  
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Daniel Saoul KC4 New Square 'Clear advice. Commercial and pragmatic.'
    Ranked: Tier 4

    2021 Silks

    Clare Dixon KC - 4 New SquareClare is an absolute, standout individual in this field.
    George Spalton KC - 4 New SquareHe is brilliant: down to earth and very good to work with.

    2022 Silks

    Helen Evans KC – 4 New Square  ‘She is fantastic on her feet. Knows the detail inside out and unflappable, but not arrogant. In fact she is the opposite of that, and is incredibly kind and personable. She is a technician as well as showing being commercially sensible and astute. It is always a pleasure working with her.’
    Helen Evans KC4 New Square 'Helen is very hands on and approachable; she operates very much as \'part of the team\'. Her attention to detail is second to none and you are always confident that she has thought through every point and angle. Her technical skills are exceptional. Her advocacy is clear and precise; she is able to make the judge see exactly what she wants.'

    Leading Juniors

    Scott Allen4 New SquareSuperb all-rounder: a QC in the making. Extremely bright, hard-working and user-friendly. Gets to the heart of a case quickly and is not afraid to call a spade a spade. Master tactician. Does not get flustered. Excellent advocate - leaves no stone unturned. First-choice Senior Junior.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Hugh Evans4 New SquareHugh is an experienced junior Counsel. He has a sharp and analytical mind.' 
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Shail Patel4 New SquareVery good on the technical side, with the level of rigour on the details that you would expect.  Works very well as part of a team, and is excellent with clients.  A measured advocacy style, Shail\'s ability to adapt his approach to reflect the difference preferences of the Bench is impressive.' 
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Charles Phipps4 New Square ‘Very responsive and flexible, extremely knowledgeable on the law, good on tactical decisions and strategy. He is confident in his views and easy to work with. Extremely good value.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Carl Troman4 New SquareVery responsive and flexible, extremely knowledgeable on the law, good on tactical decisions and strategy. He is confident in his views and easy to work with. Extremely good value.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Timothy Chelmick4 New Square 'Very good on this feet, authoritative advocacy.  Good on paper too.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Miles Harris4 New SquareMiles is one of the stars of the junior Professional Negligence Bar. I cannot imagine he will be a junior for much longer. I run out of superlatives for him. He is ultra-intelligent, fearsome in his quest to find the right answer to a case; but always utterly polite, great fun and modest in his considerable talents.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Michael Bowmer4 New SquareMichael is a very careful practitioner. Everything he says and everything he writes down is the product of fastidious attention to the facts and to the law. Michael is a very gifted lawyer and has an innate sense of the right answer. He is a team player and has a lovely sense of lightness in the court room.' 
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Nicholas Broomfield4 New SquareA rising star. Able to get to the meat of a dispute quickly and offers sound, pragmatic and commercial advice. Written work is very good as are his advocacy skills. Very good tactician and a delight to work with.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Andrew Nicol4 New Square 'Andrew Nicol of 4 New Square, a firm favourite of mine. Very direct and a real practical kind of barrister that rolls his sleeves up and gets involved in the trench warfare.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Benjamin Wood4 New SquareStrategy is a particular strength. He works collaboratively as part of the legal team and provides sound commercial advice. Great on paper and excellent on his feet in Court.'  
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Tom Asquith4 New Square 'He understands the commerciality of claims and tailors his advice accordingly.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Stephen Innes4 New SquareGood knowledge, clearly a specialist and able to think creatively to assist his clients to achieve their aims.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Pippa Manby4 New SquarePippa cuts to the heart of the issues and provides practical and clear advice. Her written work is concise and her advocacy is thorough, well thought through and persuasive.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Paul Parker4 New Square  'His written advice is concise and well-reasoned. He is also very good with clients as he has the necessary gravitas to put them at their ease.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ben Smiley4 New Square ‘His preparation of opening and closing submissions was particularly impressive. He is very approachable and was easy to work alongside for both myself and the  client.'  
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Tom Shepherd4 New Square 'His work is meticulous, forensic and his arguments are bold and creative. His oral advocacy delivers just as powerfully as his written advocacy - he is a real fighter in difficult cases, and produces superb results.' 
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 5
    Benjamin Fowler4 New SquareBenjamin is hugely talented with a sharp eye for detail. He advocacy is cogent and  eloquent.'
    Ranked: Tier 5
    Anthony Jones4 New SquareHe is dynamic, robust and very user friendly. His oral and written advocacy skills are brilliant, and he works well in a team.'
    Ranked: Tier 5

    Testimonials

    Set

    All works very efficiently. Their seminars and pod casts are of a very high quality and they are streets ahead of competitors in understanding the value of regular high quality seminars of this type.

    ‘4 New Square are my set of choice for professional negligence matters.’

    ‘My experience of the mid, senior juniors is that they are not all carbon copies of each other. They all have an individuality which is really important. Despite this, they are all consistently client focused, academically sharp as tacks and thoroughly nice people to work with.’

    ‘4 New square Chambers provides a very high quality of barristers in particular specialising in professional negligence and liability.’

    I have instructed 4 New Square for many years. 4 New Square is a top tier professional indemnity set with the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience which you would expect from a specialist set. Always professional,  procative and helpful in all areas. 4 New Square have never let me down and have always been the reliable go-to set of choice.’

    Clerking

    ‘Clerks are excellent, especially Alex Dolby and Chris Ebdon.’

    London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 2

    A a leading player in insurance and reinsurance work 4 New Square is a ‘go-to chambers for its excellence of barristers and depth of skilled counsel‘. In a case brought under the Financial Markets Test Case Scheme by the FCA to establish the response of non-damage business interruption insurance extensions to the COVID-19 pandemic, David Turner KC led 2021-appointed silk Clare Dixon KC, and senior juniors Shail Patel and Anthony Jones, in the set’s representation of Royal & Sun Alliance. Elsewhere in chambers, Alison Padfield KC‘s advice is sought in relation to the insurance or reinsurance aspects of high-profile incidents, recent examples including the Grenfell Tower disaster, as well as the insurance issues surrounding COVID-19. Additional growth at the top end saw Helen Evans KC take silk in the 2022 round.

    Leading Silks

    David Turner KC - 4 New SquareKnowledgeable in insurance law and hardworking.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ben Elkington KC - 4 New SquareBen is very knowledgeable, especially in the areas of reinstatement for property insurance; he combines his knowledge with real commercial savvy and an understanding of what clients are looking for.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Justin Fenwick KC4 New SquareJustin is the go-to for complex law firm coverage issues. Equally good on his feet as he is in conference.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ben Hubble KC4 New SquareBen has a number of strengths. He always prepares thoroughly, he deals with insureds facing potentially ruinous claims with tact and consideration, and he is an excellent team player.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Alison Padfield KC4 New SquareWith Alison there is never anything less than 100% effort. She is always prepared, calm and unflappable, and has a very easy manner that puts clients from all walks of life entirely at their ease.  Not only is she intellectually outstanding and great on tactics, but you can always rely on the fact that she will work with you seamlessly as part of the team. Her text book on Insurance Claims is a go-to text book – the only text solicitors consider worth having two copies of.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Neil Hext KC4 New SquareNeil is an excellent communicator and has the ability to convey complex issues with simplicity. He can see the wood for the trees and identifies key issues with speed; and he is an eloquent and calmly effective advocate.
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Jonathan Hough KC4 New SquareHe is just outstanding.  His written work is consistently faultless, combining rigour with practicality.  Without ever getting lost in the detail, he provides advice that is always based on deep analysis.
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Graeme McPherson KC4 New SquareGreat attention to detail, great forward planning, very good with clients, and brilliant on his feet.
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 5

    2021 Silks

    George Spalton KC4 New SquareCommercially astute and able to get to the central issues in dispute. Thoroughly charming, including with opponents which helps to diffuse difficult situations. A good commercial advocate.

    2022 Silks

    Leading Juniors

    Shail Patel - 4 New SquareShail is a very intelligent and thorough counsel with a real ability to give clients clear commercial advice. A pleasure to work with, responsive and creative in his approach.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Miles Harris - 4 New SquareThere is nothing but praise for Miles. He has been heavily involved in some landmark business interruption test case litigation. He has an extremely impressive and deep grasp of all the issues, and a real ability to convey his thoughts succinctly and clearly. He works tirelessly and efficiently. It will not be long before he will be in Silk.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Carl Troman - 4 New SquareCarl is a delight to work with because, apart from his excellent legal knowledge, he is very responsive and provides the best commercial and tactical advice that a solicitor could hope for. Carl has excellent advocacy skills and prepares meticulously.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Diarmuid Laffan4 New SquareDiarmuid is a hands-on operator who is not afraid to seize the narrative and craft effective strategy into which the client buys in from Day One. Specifically, the diligence with which he pursues that strategy while at the same time keeping the client’s expectations (whether on time and cost or otherwise) is endearing.
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Nicholas Broomfield4 New SquareNicholas' written work is excellent - he often finds an unthought-of angle. In court, he is good at getting judges onside!
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ben Smiley4 New SquareVery good on the law, and quick to turn work around.
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    Good strength in depth, particularly for insurance disputes.

    4 New Square is our go-to chambers for its excellence of barristers and depth of skilled counsel in many of the fields we work in.

    Leaders in reinsurance disputes, and they are particularly in demand when the issues involves multi-jurisdictional disputes.

    As a set, 4 New Square focuses primarily on serving insurers, which can provide policyholders with a helpful perspective when we instruct them to act against insurers.

    Great set with some wonderful silks and juniors.

    Clerking

    Very helpful clerks.

    London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 2

    With ‘excellent strength in depth in the field of professional liability and regulationthe practitioners at 4 New Square handle a range of work in a range of white-collar professions crossing over with its professional negligence expertise. Focusing on the financial and legal spheres, Ben Hubble KC represents the solicitor in Davies v Greene, a high-profile “private prosecution” against the former President of the Law Society before the SDT, who the claimant alleges to have misled the court. Achieving a suspension instead of disbarment, Graeme McPherson KC acted for a barrister in BSB v Wareing, concerning multiple charges for dishonesty including making a false statement to an employment judge. In addition, Helen Evans KC – a 2022 Silk appointment – is representing Peter Meehan, the KPMG partner responsible for Carillion’s audit previous to its collapse, in a dispute surrounding allegations the audit involved forged documentation intended to deceive FRC officials.

    Leading Silks

    Ben Hubble KC4 New SquareBen is one of the most user friendly members of the Bar, a true team player. He has a superb brain and his work ethic is second to none. His judgement on all matters related to accountants regulatory matters is excellent.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Patrick Lawrence KC4 New SquareHe is clever and a very good advocate. He gets good results in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Clients like him because he has a down to earth manner.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Jamie Smith KC4 New SquareJamie is a brilliant leader for auditor and solicitor disciplinary work.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Roger Stewart KC4 New SquareRoger is a truly exceptional advocate and is devastating in cross examination, which makes him the first port of call when there is serious trouble which you need to fight your way out of.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Siân Mirchandani KC4 New SquareSiân is always on top of the details of a case and is excellent in the way that she leads a team of lawyers and experts on a case. This means that time is used to the best effect, and that clients take a great deal of confidence from the advice that she gives.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Amanda Savage KC – 4 New SquareAmanda has particular insight into the workings of the Bar Tribunal. She is very good with clients under stress, combining a sensitive, caring style with a realistic and thoughtful approach to the issues.
    Ranked: Tier 4

    2021 Silks

    George Spalton KC4 New SquareHe has a very impressive intellect and a specialist knowledge of disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. Solicitor and client friendly, his reassuring presence inspires confidence.

    2022 Silks

    Helen Evans KC4 New SquareExtremely knowledgeable and empathetic.

    Leading Juniors

    Ranked: Tier 2
    Paul Parker4 New SquareHis advice is concise and he clearly has great experience in this field. He puts clients at their ease and was very helpful in persuading a difficult client to accept our advice.'
    Ranked: Tier 3

    Testimonials

    Set

    The chambers has a good reputation for defence of solicitors facing prosecution in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. The Counsel provides sound reliable advice. They have a particular strength in coverage issues faced by solicitors such as issues concerning professional indemnity insurance cover for solicitors facing disciplinary proceedings.

    They have strength in depth so there is usually someone available of suitable quality to assist.

    4 New Square have a lot of experience.

    Excellent strength in depth in the field of professional liability and regulation. Very well clerked and they are always able to field  someone appropriate even in an emergency.

    The go-to set for professional discipline. Their training seminars are excellent and they offer a wide range of useful and relevant topics, skillfully delivered.

    Clerking

    Clerking is very good – mainly through Dennis Peck.

    London Bar > Sport Tier 2

    4 New Square acts for national and international sports governing bodies as well as clubs, agents, and athlete associations. The set covers the full gamut of sports law, including match-fixing, doping, selection disputes, governance, safeguarding, disciplinary cases and sports-related commercial and insurance issues. Graeme McPherson KC acted for the team of Dragon Symbol, including the 2021 champion jockey Oisin Murphy over the horse's penalisation in the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot post-race, after winning the race on track, for making contact with another horse during the race. Daniel Saoul KC represented Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis, two bronze medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to challenge their non-selection by GB Badminton for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Richard Liddell KC is recognised for handling matters across the sports space as well as sitting as an arbitrator. Turning to the set’s juniors, Kendrah Potts defended England cricketer Oliver Robinson in relation to charges for bringing the game of cricket into disrepute concerning historic tweets. Pippa Manby has represented a number of athletes charged with doping offences.

    Rising stars

    William Harman4 New Square 'A remarkable barrister who is not only consistently on top of the detail and willing to get 'stuck in', but he thinks creatively and strategically and adds value throughout. '
    Ranked: Tier 1

    Leading Silks

    Graeme McPherson KC - 4 New SquareGraeme is a great all rounder with a clear and well thought out advocacy style.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Daniel Saoul KC - 4 New Square ‘A very strong advocate and excellent at cross examining witnesses.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Richard Liddell KC4 New Square ‘His individual strengths are his attention to detail as well as the way he crafts and lays out his cross examination and closing arguments.’
    Ranked: Tier 3

    2021 Silks

    George Spalton KC - 4 New SquareHe is not only technically excellent but is also commercially focused and has an in-depth knowledge of sport sector.

    Leading Juniors

    Kendrah Potts - 4 New Square ‘Kendrah is a superstar. She is extremely clear, concise and thoughtful in the advice she provides.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Pippa Manby - 4 New Square ‘Very assured advocate and adaptable in her approach.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Theo Barclay  – 4 New Square ‘Having Theo on your side is like having a Mercedes in the garage: quick; reliable; nothing ever goes wrong.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Diarmuid Laffan - 4 New Square ‘Very good, very sensible and an excellent advocate.'
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘Our go to set when it comes to sports work.’

    ‘A strong commercial litigation background, with an ability to deploy that expertise in sports law matters.’

    ‘Well renowned in the sports sector with a number of strong advocates.’

    ‘Impressive depth of sports experience.’

    ‘They have a number of extremely competent sports barristers who I would have no hesitation in instructing.’

    Clerking

    ‘Dennis Peck is superb.’

    Work highlights

      London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 3

      4 New Square is ‘a top-class outfit with top to bottom strength‘. Core areas such as professional negligence also feed into the increasingly impressive commercial practice of its members. Recent high profile cases include Vneshprombank (VPB) v Bedzhamov & Ors in which Justin Fenwick KC is leading Mark Cullen, on behalf of Georgy Bedzhamov, who alleges he is the victim of a corporate raid in fraud proceedings brought by a now-insolvent Russian bank, against a backdrop of intervention of his own Russian trustee in bankruptcy. Daniel Saoul KC is also leading the team, including Matthieu Gregoire, on behalf of the claimants in 600 Claimants v Spence, Kewley, Crump & Others, in which hundreds of individuals and companies were allegedly mis-sold holiday and student properties through the defendant’s ‘Emerging Properties’ brand.

      Leading Silks

      Justin Fenwick KC4 New Square ‘Pre-eminent in the field and the best cross-examiner at the commercial and common law Bar.’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Graham Chapman KC4 New Square ‘First rate advocate and analytical barrister. Great judgement and easy to work with.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Ben Elkington KC4 New Square ‘A logical thinker who is easy to deal with, friendly and a pleasure to work with.'
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Hugh Jory KC4 New Square ‘Hugh is a stand out advocate. His preparation and ability to grasp oversight and understanding of the issues is second to none. His cross examination skills are remarkable and he will work tirelessly in this regard.'
      Ranked: Tier 6
      Daniel Saoul KC - 4 New Square 'Quality advocate and also excellent on drafting and in dealing with clients.'
      Ranked: Tier 6

      2021 Silks

      George Spalton KC4 New SquareGeorge is as charming as he is bright. Extremely accessible and combines prodigious legal skill with pragmatism and common sense. The epitome of a role-your-sleeves-up modern barrister who leads by example.'

      2022 Silks

      Matthew Bradley KC4 New Square ‘Matthew has rightly been invited to take silk as his advocacy skills and strength on his feet are extremely impressive. Matthew can wade through complex issues and provide straight forward advice directly to clients.'

      Leading Juniors

      Shail Patel4 New Square ‘Shail is a great barrister and very user friendly. He gets stuck in as part of the team and gives very clear and excellent advice.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Lucy Colter4 New SquareLucy is an incredibly diligent barrister who knows the bundle backwards and has a natural intuition for what will and what will not work in a court room.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Kendrah Potts4 New SquareKendrah is wonderfully practical and proactive in her approach to cases, considering angles which others would disregard or not identify in the first place. Her knowledge of the law and ability to deploy the absolutely key kernel of authority in a plain and effective way with judges is her greatest strength.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Matthieu Gregoire  - 4 New Square 'His attention to detail and teamwork is exceptional.'
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Timothy Chelmick4 New Square ‘Very good on this feet, authoritative advocacy. Good on paper too.'
      Ranked: Tier 5

      Testimonials

      Set

       ‘4 New Square are obviously top notch for negligence, but I am increasingly impressed by their wider commercial practice.’

       ‘4 New Square are renowned for civil litigation and strength in juniors.‘

       ‘4 New Square is highly respected and has a great reputation in the areas of fraud and commercial ligation. You are assured of quality if you instruct 4 New Square.  The barrister that we deal with will always make themselves available but if for any reason they are not they will always suggest suitable substitute.’

       ‘4 New Square have strength and depth at every level.’

       ‘A top-class outfit with top to bottom strength.’

       Clerking

       ‘They are all very good, receptive to my needs and client and business oriented.’

      London Bar > Construction Tier 3

      4 New Square provides representation on a range of construction-related matters, and coupled with its professional negligence expertise, it offers particular strength in defending claims for contractors. Four members of chambers have been instructed on different aspects of UBB Waste v Essex County Council, a high-value dispute over a 25-year PFI contract for the construction and operation of a waste treatment, including Roger Stewart KC, Richard Liddell KC, George McDonald and Lucy Colter. Thomas Ogden is acting on Frames Process Systems v Vulcanic UK, a multi-million euro claim relating to defective equipment on offshore vessels. Members of chambers are also instructed on a number of delay and disruption construction claims, as well as claims involving issues of insurance. Internationally, it is involved in a range of construction arbitration matters, with Cyril Chern acting on a number of arbitrations relating to major engineering and construction projects.

      Leading Silks

      Roger Stewart KC4 New Square ‘Roger is phenomenal. He is able to get to grips with complicated legal, factual and technical matters quickly, and can distil them in an easily digestible form. He has excellent instincts and is at the top of his game.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Ben Patten KC – 4 New Square 'Ben is very clever, client friendly, quick to respond, and a pleasure to work with.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Justin Fenwick KC4 New Square ‘Justin is an excellent strategist and a gifted advocate. He is a brilliant at cross examination.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Richard Liddell KC4 New Square ‘Provides everything you would want from a KC and is not afraid of getting his hands dirty and diving into the detail.’
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Siân Mirchandani KC4 New Square 'Sian is a stellar advocate. She is highly articulate and tenacious, and is excellent in cross-examination. She is always very prepared and completely on top of the facts.' 
      Ranked: Tier 5

      Leading Juniors

      Cyril Chern 4 New Square 'He is a stunning cross-examiner, and amazing as counsel with his commercial ability and skills, his rigorous grounding in the law, and superb attention to detail. He is a superlative barrister and the consummate advocate.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Paul Cowan 4 New Square 'Exceptional on paper, and equally outstanding on his feet. Analyses every detail forensically and finds angles others do not see. '
      Ranked: Tier 3
      George McDonald 4 New Square 'George is a stand-out junior; immensely clever and likeable.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Timothy Chelmick 4 New Square ‘Pragmatic and commercial. Timothy provides legal analysis with a dash of common sense.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Hugh Saunders 4 New Square ‘Hugh is outstanding. As an advocate, he is masterful on his feet. As an expert in the field of construction, his knowledge of the law and ability to master the technical issues in a case is second-to-none. He always goes the extra mile.’  
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Tom Asquith 4 New Square ‘Tom is an experienced and savvy construction lawyer with first-class drafting skills. He is an excellent oral advocate – smooth, yet direct and on top of the detail.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Lucy Colter 4 New Square 'Lucy is extremely bright, highly personable, and very hard working. Her drafting is first class, and she advises with exceptional clarity. She also has a detailed technical understanding of the subject matter.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Christopher Greenwood 4 New Square 'His drafting, advocacy, and enthusiasm are excellent. He is also a real team-player.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Thomas Ogden 4 New Square 'Thomas provides good, structured, strategic legal advice.'
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘This set has strengths in all areas and its depth of legal scholars and advocates is excellent.’

      ‘4 New Square has a number of excellent barristers. Where certain counsel is not available, their strength-in-depth means that the standard of advice and service received is not compromised by replacements put forward by 4 New Square.’

      ‘Excellent array of stars in both Construction and Professional Indemnity.’

      ‘4 New Square are go-to chambers because they are technically excellent and approachable.’

      ‘They are always willing to go the extra distance to accommodate clients and have great strength and depth in the entire civil marketplace.’

      Clerking

      ‘Always available and responsive. Particularly impressed by Jack Crowhurst.’

      Work highlights

        London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

        4 New Square ‘has really good strength in depth, both across their range of silks and their juniorsThe set’s members have experience of investment treaty disputes, commercial arbitrations and enforcement proceedings and challenges. A notable example of the latter was Province of Balochistan v TCC in which George Spalton KC acted for the claimant in challenging a £5bn award for lack of jurisdiction following ICSID and ICC arbitrations. Roger Stewart KC has a strong reputation and led Timothy Chelmick  and three more junior members in a major UK-based IT arbitration claim. Matthieu Gregoire  is a big name on the investment treaty side and is representing Sri Lanka in KLS Energy Lanka v Sri Lanka, a US$100m dispute arising from the cancellation of a wind and solar hybrid power plant project.

        Leading Silks

        Roger Stewart KC4 New Square ‘Roger is my go to silk for large scale international construction arbitrations and when I know there there is going to be a fight. Top of his game.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Justin Fenwick KC4 New Square ‘He is a gifted advocate, and able to tailor his approach to the tribunal very effectively. He is a brilliant at cross examination, especially of dishonest witnesses.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Daniel Saoul KC – 4 New Square ‘Dan is extremely responsive, user friendly and hands on. For large matters with frequent correspondence and applications he is an extremely valuable member of the legal team. His input is always sensible, well thought out and helpful.’
        Ranked: Tier 4

        2021 Silks

        George Spalton KC4 New SquareGeorge is extremely responsive and works as part of a team. He is commercially minded and technically strong. His oral advocacy in particular is presented clearly and logically, and is highly persuasive.

        Leading Juniors

        Timothy Chelmick4 New SquareTim is as smart as any member of the Bar, but what sets him apart is his commerciality. Tim has the ability to deliver clients exactly what they want in an effective and efficient way. Tim is a go to barrister of choice for international clients.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Dr Cyril Chern4 New Square ‘Unparalleled advocacy skills, exacting cross examination abilities and creative advice, which put him at the top of his field.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Matthieu Gregoire4 New Square ‘Matt is excellent in his analytical rigour, leaving no stone unturned. He is also a natural advocate who can tickle tribunal’s judgment bones easily.’
        Ranked: Tier 2

        Testimonials

        Set

         ‘4 New Square has really good strength in depth, both across their range of silks and their juniors.’

         ‘An excellent set to deal with as all are fine advocates and well rounded.’

         ‘They are of great help in all matters, always willing to go the extra distance to accommodate clients and have great strength and depth in the entire civil marketplace.’

         ‘A set with great quality, and driven with the right vision and the right level of ambition.’

         ‘Good set with some excellent, user-friendly and very clever, commercial barristers.‘

         Clerking

         ‘The clerks are excellent. Very responsive and sensible on fees.’

        London Bar > Product liability Tier 3

        4 New Square‘s members work on either side of both individual cases and group actions in this space. The set offers a depth of expertise in consumer, commercial and regulatory product liability work. Graham Eklund KC and David Turner KC are both involved with a number of products alleged to cause fires and newly-appointed silk Matthew Bradley KC has taken on a number of group actions relating to allegedly defective medical devices. Expertise in this area crosses over with the set’s strong costs team.

        2022 Silks

        Matthew Bradley KC –4 New Square ‘He is quickly able to cut to the heart of the matter in terms of identifying the key issues and coming up with solutions.’
        Matthew Bradley KC4 New SquareA pragmatic and user-friendly barrister who can advise on civil and regulatory product liability issues.

        Testimonials

        Set

        ‘The set has strength in depth. I have worked with a number of their costs counsel, all of whom are excellent. Litigation funding and costs feature heavily in the group litigation work that we do ‘

        Clerking

        ‘The service is good in that we always receive timely responses to our emails regarding counsel availability’

        London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

        London Bar > Consumer

        Leading Silks

        Jonathan Hough KC4 New Square ‘He is just outstanding.’
        Ranked: Tier 1

        London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

        Leading Silks

        Jonathan Hough KC4 New SquareJonathan is the go-to person on matters concerning inquests and inquiries. He knows the law inside-out, and is a leader in this field. He gets to grips with the issues quickly, and has the amazing capacity to absorb every detail, no matter how small. His preparation of cases is supremely thorough and you have absolute confidence that when he is on his feet he will not miss a beat.
        Ranked: Tier 1

        Leading Juniors

        Richard O’Brien4 New SquareRichard is an exceptional lawyer, and his work in major inquiries and inquests dovetails with his broader public law and national security practice.  As an advocate, he is calm and controlled but highly effective, always developing a good rapport with the tribunal and making his points count.
        Ranked: Tier 5

        London Bar > Employment

        Leading Silks

        Paul Nicholls KC4 New SquareIncredibly sharp intellect and brilliant ability to think on his feet. Fantastic ability to make the complex simple and to draft concisely.
        Ranked: Tier 2

        London Bar > Fraud: civil

        Leading Silks

        Justin Fenwick KC4 New Square ‘Justin has an excellent feel for what the judge will want to have addressed. He is an excellent strategist.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Graham Chapman KC4 New Square ‘Very practical and user friendly/get real approach. Great team player. Excellent judgement.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Daniel Saoul KC - 4 New Square 'Dan is a savvy, commercially minded silk willing to think around problems that leave others stumped. His written work is a joy, transforming even the most turgid application into a compelling page-turner.'
        Ranked: Tier 4

        2022 Silks

        Matthew Bradley KC4 New Square ‘An excellent addition to the front bench. An excellent team player with tremendous ability.’

        Leading Juniors

        Kendrah Potts4 New Square ‘Kendrah is highly intelligent and grasps complex technical issues very quickly which makes both her client handling skills and paperwork exceptional.' 
        Ranked: Tier 4

        London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

        Leading Silks

        Jonathan Hough KC4 New Square 'He is measured and authoritative in his advocacy and meticulous in his preparation. When he speaks, he has the confidence of the court. He is a hugely reassuring presence to have in your corner.'
        Ranked: Tier 3

        Leading Juniors

        Anthony Jones4 New SquareAnthony is is fantastic. He is efficient, responsive, always available, hard working and exceptionally sharp. His written work is exceptional – always striking to the heart of issue with clarity and ease. He is diligent and meticulous, and utterly reliable.
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Richard O'Brien - 4 New SquareRichard is extremely bright and a delight to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable on all public law matters, but also intensely practical and pragmatic and he works out very quickly what the key points are which matter in each case.
        Ranked: Tier 2

        London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

        2021 Silks

        George Spalton KC – 4 New Square 'He can quickly grasp the key factual and legal issues. His cross-examination is both clever and forceful.'

        London Bar > Pensions

        Leading Silks

        Ben Hubble KC4 New Square ‘Very bright, commercially astute, and a good team player.'
        Ranked: Tier 3

        Leading Juniors

        Saaman Pourghadiri 4 New Square 'A clear and persuasive advocate and more than a match for much more senior counsel. He is intellectually first rate, practical, hard-working and an excellent team player on large cases.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Nigel Burroughs4 New Square - 'Very good attention to detail and the ability to draft a complicated particulars of claim so that it is easy to read and understand the complexities of the case.'
        Ranked: Tier 4

        London Bar > Insolvency

        Leading Silks

        Hugh Jory KC4 New Square Hugh is a stand out advocate. His preparation and ability to grasp oversight and understanding of the issues is second to none.
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Leading Juniors

        Tom Shepherd4 New Square 'Tom is extremely competitive and really wants to win his cases but he is also realistic and gives great service.'
        Ranked: Tier 3

        London Bar > Property litigation

        London Bar > Company

        2022 Silks

        Matthew Bradley KC4 New Square ‘A forceful advocate who provides clear advice and submissions - he deserves his elevation to silk.’

        London Bar > Group litigation

        Leading Juniors

        George McDonald4 New Square ‘His understanding of how to structure all aspects of complex group litigation is unrivalled.’
        Ranked: Tier 1

        London Bar > Financial services regulation

        Leading Juniors

        Shail Patel4 New Square ‘Shail is a very intelligent and thorough counsel with a real ability to give clients clear commercial advice. A pleasure to work with, responsive and creative in his approach.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Tom Asquith4 New Square ‘Tom is level-headed and calm, and excellent with clients. Extremely impressive advocacy.'
        Ranked: Tier 3

        London Bar > Public international law

        Leading Juniors

        Matthieu Gregoire4 New Square ‘Matthieu is a fantastic bilingual (English & French) lawyer with strong technical skills and business acumen. He is very good at identifying strengths and weaknesses in a case.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Jonathan Worboys4 New Square ‘Jonathan has an in-depth knowledge of international law. He is very creative in terms of constructing legal arguments. He is well liked by clients and teams alike. He is a persuasive and charming advocate.’
        Ranked: Tier 3

        London Bar > European Union law

        Leading Juniors

        Jonathan Worboys4 New SquareJonathan’s advice is always accurate and takes into account the bigger picture of an issue.
        Ranked: Tier 3

        London Bar > International crime and extradition

        Leading Juniors

        Jonathan Worboys 4 New Square ‘Jonathan is an excellent technical lawyer, precise and thoughtful. His extremely easy manner is appreciated by clients and lawyers alike.’
        Ranked: Tier 3

        London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

        Leading Juniors

        Tom Asquith4 New SquareTom is a persuasive advocate. He has an affable style which puts judges at ease.'
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Saaman Pourghadiri4 New Square ‘Saaman is a tremendously likeable individual who generates massive support and goodwill from clients. He can turn his mind to just about any commercial dispute but has been exposed to some substantial banking and financial market disputes where his regulatory and civil fraud background has proved vital.'
        Ranked: Tier 4

        The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore Tier 2

        4 New Square handles work in a variety of practice areas including commercial litigation and financial based cases in regions including the Caribbean, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore. Justin Fenwick KC has found success in a variety of regions for various offshore commercial litigation, with a feature case being The Liquidators of Stanford International Bank v Chadbourne & Parke and Proskauer Rose, whereby Fenwick KC acted for the liquidators in bringing a $1billion claim in Antigua and Barbuda, revolving around concerns of the notorious Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford. Graham Chapman KC has a broad commercial practice, with established work coming from the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Guernsey, Isle of Man and BVI with work centred on claims involving trustees, directors, officeholders and professionals.

        Testimonials

        Set

        ‘4  New Square are increasingly visible in Cayman – with Ben Hubble KC, Graham Chapman KC, and Graeme McPherson KC leading the way – but also by hosting more events on island. They have a great platform to do so with so many good silks who are easy to work with.’

        ‘The set has become more mainstream commercial and recognised as one of the “players” in that market. There is a good selection of counsel and service is timely.’

        ‘4 New Square has excellent strength in depth.’

        ‘4 New Square is an excellent set to work with and are able to cover the broad fields of practice if necessary. We rarely have to go elsewhere.’

        ‘4 New Square is a very strong set that is ever more prominent in Cayman matters.’

        Clerking

        ‘Good and attentive.’

        Middle East: The English Bar > Construction Tier 3

        4 New Square's Roger Stewart QC has a broad construction, engineering, infrastructure, energy and PFI disputes practice, with substantial experience representing contractors, subcontractors and consultants on cross-border disputes. Timothy Chelmick is another key individual to note in this space.

        Leading silks

        Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square 'Roger is an acknowledged star of the bar. He masters the papers and so is able to cross examine powerfully.'
        Ranked: Tier 1

        Leading juniors

        Timothy Chelmick4 New SquareTim is a great team player and works very hard. He is very bright and technically strong. ‘
        Ranked: Tier 1

        Testimonials

        Set

        We have always received good service from this Chambers in terms of availability of counsel and the like.’

        Clerking

        Always been helpful and responsive.’

        Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

        Leading juniors

        Timothy Chelmick - 4 New Square 'Tim is very client-friendly, commercial in approach, great to work with in terms of responsiveness and getting to grips with the case and the issues involved; he is a great asset to the team.'
        Ranked: Tier 1

         

        4 New Square is one of the UK’s leading sets of commercial barristers’ chambers.

        The set: 4 New Square is a leading commercial barristers’ chambers based in Lincoln’s Inn, London and specialises in international and domestic commercial dispute resolution. Chambers has 87 independent barrister practitioners, of whom 33 are Queen’s Counsel. The size of Chambers and the range of experience of its members enables 4 New Square to put together balanced teams of counsel to suit the requirements of each individual case.  The set has numerous international as well as academic connections.

        Types of work undertaken: Members are consistently recommended for all types of commercial disputes, often with an international element. The reputation of Chambers is particularly strong in relation to claims involving professionals and insurance work as well as in respect of construction disputes, costs, financial services and banking, international arbitration, product liability, sports law as well as regulatory public law and human rights law. Chambers’ expertise in professional liability covers the full range of claims against professionals, not just for negligence but for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust, and disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. All main professions are covered by chambers. Chambers has considerable experience in multi-party litigation in the context of civil fraud, product liability, professional negligence and disaster claims. In all those areas members of chambers appear as advocates in the courts and arbitrations at home and in overseas jurisdictions.

        Publications: Many members have written or contributed to legal textbooks and other published works. Highlights include the following: ’Insurance Claims’ 2nd ed. 2016 written by Alison Padfield KC. ‘Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability’, written by members of the professional liability team, is in its 8th edition and remains a leading authority. Head of Chambers, Mark Cannon KC is the co-author of ‘Cannon & McGurk on Professional Indemnity Insurance’ 2nd ed. (2016). Charles Phipps is author, with the late Lord Toulson SCJ, of ‘Confidentiality’ (2013) while Nicholas Bacon KC is a contributing editor of ‘Cook on Costs’ (2013) as well as Halsbury’s Laws of England. Can Yeginsu is co-author of ‘The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice’ (2013).

        DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
        Senior Clerk Lizzy Stewart
        Members of Chambers BACON KC, Nicholas (1992)
        Members of Chambers HOUGH KC, Jonathan (1997)
        Door Tenant JACKSON, Sir Rupert (1987)
        Members of Chambers DAVIDSON KC, Nicholas (1974)
        Members of Chambers FENWICK KC, Justin (1980)
        Members of Chambers ROSEN KC, Murray (1976)
        Members of Chambers STEWART KC, Roger (1986)
        Members of Chambers EKLUND KC, Graham (1984)
        Members of Chambers LAWRENCE KC, Patrick (1985)
        Members of Chambers HALPERN KC, David (1978)
        Members of Chambers CANNON KC, Mark (1985)
        Members of Chambers McPHERSON KC, Graeme (1993)
        Members of Chambers HUBBLE KC, Ben (1992)
        Members of Chambers TURNER KC, David (1992)
        Members of Chambers PATTEN KC, Ben (1986)
        Members of Chambers NICHOLLS KC, Paul (1992)
        Members of Chambers ELKINGTON KC, Ben (1996)
        Members of Chambers FLETCHER KC, Nicholas (1982)
        Members of Chambers JORY KC, Hugh (1992)
        Members of Chambers CHAPMAN KC, Graham (1998)
        Members of Chambers WILLIAMS KC, Benjamin (1994)
        Members of Chambers HEXT KC, Neil (1995)
        Members of Chambers SMITH KC, Jamie (1995)
        Members of Chambers MITCHELL KC, Paul (1999)
        Members of Chambers PADFIELD KC, Alison (1992)
        Members of Chambers MARVEN KC, Robert (1994)
        Members of Chambers SANDELLS KC, Nicole (1994)
        Members of Chambers MIRCHANDANI KC, Siân (1997)
        Members of Chambers SAOUL KC, Daniel (2008)
        Members of Chambers MALLALIEU KC, Roger (1998)
        Members of Chambers LIDDELL KC, Richard (1999)
        Members of Chambers SAVAGE KC, Amanda (1999)
        Members of Chambers DIXON KC, Clare (2002)
        Members of Chambers SPALTON KC, George (2004)
        Members of Chambers CHERN, FCIArb, Dr Cyril (1972)
        Door Tenant BELLHOUSE, John*
        Members of Chambers PARKER, Paul (1986)
        Members of Chambers EVANS, Hugh (1987)
        Members of Chambers BURROUGHS, Nigel (1991)
        Members of Chambers NICOL, Andrew (1991)
        Members of Chambers PHIPPS, Charles (1982)
        Members of Chambers SHALDON, Nicola (1994)
        Door Tenant BENZ, Jeffrey (1994)*
        Members of Chambers COWAN, Paul (1996)
        Members of Chambers BOWMER, Michael (1997)
        Members of Chambers ALLEN, Scott (2000)
        Members of Chambers FELDSCHREIBER, Dr Peter (2000)
        Members of Chambers INNES, Stephen (2000)
        Door Tenant BORLAND, Garry (2000)*
        Members of Chambers EVANS, Helen (2001)
        Members of Chambers TROMAN, Carl (2001)
        Members of Chambers HARRIS, Miles (2003)
        Members of Chambers BRADLEY, Matthew (2004)
        Members of Chambers CHELMICK, Tim (2004)
        Members of Chambers O'BRIEN, Richard (2005)
        Members of Chambers WOOD, Benjamin (2005)
        Members of Chambers PATEL, Shail (2006)
        Members of Chambers POTTS, Kendrah (2017) (Solicitor 2006)
        Members of Chambers SAUNDERS, Hugh (2006)
        Members of Chambers ASQUITH, Tom (2007)
        Members of Chambers MCDONALD, George (2007)
        Members of Chambers YEGINSU, Can (2007)
        Members of Chambers COLTER, Lucy (2008)
        Members of Chambers OGDEN, Tom (2008)
        Members of Chambers SHEPHERD, Tom (2008)
        Members of Chambers GREENWOOD, Christopher (2009)
        Members of Chambers SMILEY, Ben (2009)
        Members of Chambers BROOMFIELD, Nicholas (2010)
        Members of Chambers MANBY, Pippa (2010)
        Members of Chambers WORBOYS, Jonathan (2010)
        Members of Chambers FOWLER, Benjamin (2011)
        Members of Chambers GREGOIRE, Matthieu (2013) (New York 2011)
        Members of Chambers JONES, Anthony (2011)
        Members of Chambers FISHER, Paul (2012)
        Members of Chambers MORCOS, Peter (2012)
        Members of Chambers POURGHADIRI, Saaman (2012)
        Members of Chambers O'KANE, Marie-Claire (2013)
        Member of Chambers BARCLAY, Theo (2013)
        Members of Chambers CULLEN, Mark (2013)
        Members of Chambers LAFFAN, Diarmuid (2014)
        Members of Chambers TEASDALE, Simon (2015)
        Members of Chambers HARMAN, William (2016)
        Members of Chambers KIM, Seohyung (2016)
        Members of Chambers ROOHANI, Usman (2016)
        Members of Chambers ARCHER, Dr Benjamin (2017)
        Members of Chambers DALY, Hannah (2017)
        Members of Chambers MCDONALD, Ian (2017)
        Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, John (2017)
        Members of Chambers IHUOMA, Melody (2018)
        Members of Chambers BINNEY, Carola (2019)
        Members of Chambers COOK, Will (2019
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        Tom Asquith photo Tom AsquithBarrister with particular specialisms in: Banking & Financial Services, Commercial, Construction and…
        Nicholas Bacon photo Nicholas BaconNicholas Bacon is a leading silk in his specialised field of costs.…
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        Michael Bowmer photo Michael BowmerBarrister specialising in general Chancery and commercial litigation (encompassing real property; landlord…
        Matthew Bradley KC photo Matthew Bradley KCCommercial and commercial chancery litigation & arbitration, including: commercial contract disputes; company,…
        Nicholas Broomfield photo Nicholas BroomfieldNick has a broad commercial practice with particular emphasis on property and mortgage…
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        Lucy Colter photo Lucy ColterLucy specialises incommercial litigation, with an emphasis also on construction and professional liability…
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        Nicholas Davidson photo Nicholas DavidsonBarrister specialising in professional liability (especially legal, financial) and commercial cases including…
        Clare Dixon photo Clare DixonClare’s practice encompasses the following main areas: professional liability, disciplinary, insurance and…
        Graham Eklund photo Graham EklundPractice encompasses all insurance-related matters, particularly fraudulent insurance claims and coverage issues;…
        Ben Elkington photo Ben ElkingtonSilk with a thriving practice centred on insurance, commercial, professional liability and…
        Hugh Evans photo Hugh EvansBarrister specialising in professional indemnity litigation. Cases: Wetherspoons v Harris [2013]; UCB…
        Helen Evans KC photo Helen Evans KCBarrister specialising in professional liability, disciplinary, insurance (including policy and coverage), fraud…
        Peter Feldschreiber photoDr Peter FeldschreiberPeter Feldschreiber is dually qualified as a barrister and a physician. He…
        Paul Fisher photo Paul FisherBarrister developing a practice in all aspects of professional liability and general…
        Nicholas Fletcher photo Nicholas FletcherArbitrator specialising in finance and banking; joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements; oil and…
        Benjamin Fowler photo Benjamin FowlerBenjamin is a commercial practitioner with a particular focus on construction and…
        Christopher Greenwood photo Christopher GreenwoodBarrister specialising in professional liability, insurance, mortgage and banking litigation, commercial litigation,…
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        David Halpern photo David HalpernSince taking silk in 2006, David has continued to focus on his core…
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        Neil Hext photo Neil HextBarrister specialising in commercial litigation, insurance and professional negligence.  He appears regularly…
        Jonathan Hough photo Jonathan HoughPrincipal areas of practice are: insurance / reinsurance; professional liability; commercial and…
        Ben Hubble photo Ben HubbleBen is a specialist in professional liability, regulatory and disciplinary and commercial…
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        Stephen Innes photo Stephen InnesStephen’s practice is in commercial dispute resolution, with his main areas of…
        Anthony Jones photo Anthony JonesAnthony Jones has a broad practice in commercial law, international arbitration, insurance,…
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        Patrick Lawrence photo Patrick LawrencePatrick Lawrence specialises in commercial litigation. He has great experience in the…
        Richard Liddell photo Richard LiddellRick took silk in 2020. He has a wide-ranging practice with particular…
        Roger Mallalieu photo Roger MallalieuCosts and civil procedure, professional negligence (including clinical negligence), solicitors regulatory, commercial.
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        Paul A Parker photo Paul A ParkerBarrister specialising in professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance, general chancery and commercial;…
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        Kendrah Potts photo Kendrah PottsKendrah was called to the Bar after working as a solicitor for…
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        COMPANY/FIRM: Mayer Brown International
        TESTIMONIAL: 4 New Square is our ‘go to’ chambers for professional liability disputes, across the spectrum of professionals, including solicitors, actuaries, barristers and surveyors. They have a breadth of expertise and consistency in quality that is not matched at any other set, both in civil claims and in professional disciplinary matters. Increasingly, we also turn to 4 New Square for commercial fraud cases, and for their growing niche in costs and litigation funding. There is a nice, human touch to their clerking and support tea


        COMPANY/FIRM: Clyde & Co LLP
        TESTIMONIAL: The fact that my team uses 4 New Square more than any other Chambers probably speaks for itself, but it is for a combination of reasons. First the superb quality and range of the barristers, second the truly first class service provided by both them and the clerks and third the innate understanding of the market we operate within. Chambers appreciates the economics of working for Insurers and charges realistic rates accordingly which makes a real difference.


        COMPANY/FIRM: DAC Beachcroft LLP
        TESTIMONIAL: Both I and a number of my colleagues regularly instruct a number of barristers at all levels at 4 New Square and have done for some time.

        They are our chambers of choice for professional indemnity and insurance work because of the quality of the work that they produce, their commitment to meeting deadlines and generally the overall cost effective and efficient, friendly service they provide.

        We have found that at all times they cannot do enough to support us and work with us as a team. All of the barristers who we instruct are true experts in their field but the down to earth and helpful way in which they approach their instructions means that they are all, without exception, a pleasure to work with.


        COMPANY/FIRM: Byrne & Partners
        TESTIMONIAL: We use 4 New Square for our most complicated and difficult cases, particularly for fraud and off-shore issues. The clerks take a commercial approach and can be relied upon to organise the right expertise in an emergency.

        The set has a lot of excellent advocates and strength in depth at the junior level. They are an excellent set: exceptional lawyers who also manage to be supportive and friendly.


        COMPANY/FIRM: Ogier
        TESTIMONIAL: We have been consistently impressed with the quality of the service we have received from 4 New Square – both in terms of the quality of the legal advice provided by the barrister team but also the efficient way in which the clerking team handles our inquiries. We have used counsel at all levels within chambers and on occasion we have needed a recommendation as to who within chambers is best placed to assist. Our matters have always been referred to counsel who have impressed and provided practical legal advice within (often short) timeframes that are helpful to our clients.