Ben Elkington KC > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

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Silk with a thriving practice centred on insurance, commercial, professional liability and civil fraud work. He acts for claimants and defendants in equal measure. Insurance work includes coverage disputes in all types of insurance, and subrogated recovery claims. Commercial work includes domestic and international contractual disputes in the courts and arbitrations. Professional liability work focuses on insurance brokers, financial advisers, solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors and mortgage brokers. Editor of the chapter on claims against insurance brokers in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability.


Associate with Sullivan & Cromwell, New York 1994-95; admitted to New York Bar 1995; called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn 1996, judicial assistant to Court of Appeal, Spring 1998. Appointed QC 2012.


COMBAR (Committee member); PNBA; LCLCBA.


Trinity College, Cambridge (1993 Law 1st); University of Virginia, USA (1994 LLM); Inns of Court School of Law (1996, top ranked student).


Exploring the Isle of Mull, fly-fishing, golf.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Ben Elkington KC4 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.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Ben Elkington KC4 New Square ‘A logical thinker who is easy to deal with, friendly and a pleasure to work with.’

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)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.’