Hugh Saunders > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

Living Wage

Work Department

Construction; Professional Liability; Public Procurement; International Arbitration


Hugh is ranked as a leading junior in construction, engineering and technology disputes. He also has significant experience in associated fields including professional negligence, insurance, bonds and guarantees, public procurement, injunctions, and insolvency. Although he is usually instructed as sole counsel, Hugh is often led (by silks both inside and outside chambers) and he is increasingly instructed to lead more junior counsel on significant matters. As a TECBAR-accredited adjudicator, Hugh has also been appointed to adjudicate in statutory and contractual adjudications.

Hugh regularly appears before the High Court (particularly in the TCC) and the County Court. He also has extensive experience in adjudications (including enforcements in the High Court) and in domestic and international arbitration. Hugh has acted for clients around the world, including in the Caribbean, China, Europe, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Turkey and throughout the Arabian Peninsula, both on matters within the UK and within their own jurisdictions.


  • TECBAR (The Technology and Construction Bar Association)
  • The Society of Construction Law
  • The Adjudication Society
  • The Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • COMBAR (The Commercial Bar Association)
  • The British Insurance Law Association


LLB Law (University of Hertfordshire, 2005) (First Class – Awarded the A&R Woolf Scholarship for the top First in the year)

BSc Software Engineering (University of Sheffield, 1999)


Cricket, baseball, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)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.’