Neil Hext KC > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

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Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, insurance and professional negligence.  He appears regularly in the High Court, particularly in the Commercial Court, TCC and Chancery Division, and in arbitration proceedings.  He has substantial appellate experience in the Court of Appeal.  He has expertise in all aspects of insurance/reinsurance, acting for both insurers and insureds.  In the commercial field he focuses particularly on commercial fraud, including claims for misappropriation of corporate assets, and is regularly instructed in relation to matters requiring urgent interlocutory relief.  In professional negligence his work covers lawyers, insurance brokers, construction professionals, surveyors and accountants.  He edits the chapter on surveyors in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability.


Called 1995, Gray’s Inn.  Queen’s Counsel 2015.


French (working knowledge).


Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.


Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby; Bristol University/Leuven University, Belgium (1992 LLB European Legal Studies).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Neil Hext KC4 New SquareNeil is an excellent communicator and has the ability to convey complex issues with simplicity. He can see the wood for the trees and identifies key issues with speed; and he is an eloquent and calmly effective advocate.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Neil Hext KC4 New SquareFiercely intelligent but with a down to earth manner that means we can get straight on with the job as a team. Good humoured and hard working. He is an incredibly safe pair of hands.’