Richard Liddell KC > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

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Rick took silk in 2020. He has a wide-ranging practice with particular experience and expertise in: (i) commercial litigation & international arbitration (ii) construction & engineering (iii) professional liability and (iv) sports law.

Many of Rick’s cases have an international dimension and he is frequently instructed in disputes in the Middle East before the DIFC Courts (where he has rights of audience) and in arbitrations.

In addition to acting as an advocate and adviser, Rick is also regularly appointed as Arbitrator.

Rick has been involved in numerous high-profile court cases, including Aspect v Higgins (first ever case on construction adjudication to reach the Supreme Court), Mengiste v Endowment Fund (CA) and The Innovator Litigation (substantial multi-party Commercial Court litigation).

Rick is involved in a number of high-value ICC and LCIA Arbitrations with seats in Dubai, Paris, London and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) with the subject matters ranging from construction to insurance coverage disputes to sports law.

He has also a busy sports practice with his cases spanning the following sports: athletics, basketball, boxing, eventing, football, horseracing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing and rugby. He has appeared in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and has particular expertise in case involving doping issues.


MA (Cantab); LLM. Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1999 (Major Scholarship). Tenant at 4 New Square 2000 to date.


Basic French.


BASL; COMBAR; IPBA; PNBA; TECBAR; Chancery Bar Association; LCIA.


Eastbourne College; Pembroke College, Cambridge University (MA; LLM); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC PG Dip in legal skills).


Sport, travel, supporting Sunderland FC!

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

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.’

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

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.’