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4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

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Junior barrister practising across the range of chambers’ work, including commercial dispute resolution, professional liability, insurance, costs and sports law.


Called 2010; Lincoln’s Inn.




Worcester College, Oxford University (2007 BA (Hons) in Ancient and Modern History); City University (2009 CPE/GDL); BPP Law School (2010 BVC).


Travelling, sport (playing and watching).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Pippa Manby4 New Square ‘Very assured advocate and adaptable in her approach.’

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.

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)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.

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.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)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.’