Ben Smiley > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

Living Wage


Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution in core areas: commercial, insurance, professional liability, financial regulation, chancery, costs and sports work.  Conducts claims and defences in respect of very complex and high-value cases, across industries and professions.  Often acts in claims by or against solicitors, barristers, accountants, financial service professionals and insolvency practitioners.  Regularly appears in the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court.  Has also acted in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.  Strong experience as sole counsel and as part of a larger team.


Basic French; Basic Russian.


COMBAR, British Insurance Law Association, Professional Negligence Bar Association, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


MA (Oxon), Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University (First Class); GDL, City University, London (Distinction); Called 2009, Middle Temple; Diplock Scholarship, Middle Temple.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Ben Smiley4 New SquareVery good on the law, and quick to turn work around.

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Ben Smiley4 New SquareIntelligent, good drafting and frank advice. Costs is a speciality.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)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.’