Paul A Parker > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

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Barrister specialising in professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance, general chancery and commercial; major cases include Wood v The Law Society [1993] TLR 435: no duty of care owed by The Law Society in regulatory capacity; Nationwide Building Society v Lewis [1998] Ch 482: no liability of salaried partner without reliance; In re a Firm of Solicitors [1999] PNLR 950: conflicts of interest and chinese walls; R v PIA Ombudsman Bureau Ltd ex p Davies Walters & Assocs Ltd [2001] EWHC Admin 1159: challenge to vires of pension review award; 1st Property Finance Ltd v Martin & Haigh [2006] PNLR 29: solicitors, meaning of ‘completion’ in conveyancing; Marsh v Sofaer [2006] EWCH 1217 (Ch): solicitors, wasted costs; Hooper v Biddle & Co [2006] EWCH 2995 (Ch): incidence of costs on compromise of exaggerated claim; Rind v Theodore Goddard [2008] PNLR 24: duty of care and limitation in failed IHT avoidance scheme; Angel Solicitors v Jenkins O’Dowd & Barth [2009] 1 WLR 1220: enforceability of solicitors’ undertakings; Yechiel v Kerry London Ltd [2010] Lloyd’s Rep. I.R. 295: insurance claim shown to have been falsified on the facts; Crabtree v Ng [2011] EWCA Civ 1455: stage 1 wasted costs order quashed; Webb Resolutions v Waller Needham & Green [2012] EWHC 3529 (Ch): costs, effect of Protocol non-compliance on efficacy of Part 36 offer; Makar v Russell Jones & Walker [2012] EWHC 3681 (Comm) & [2012] EWHC 3668 (Comm): strike-out and CROs; Nationwide BS v Davisons [2012] EWHC 1118 (QB) & [2013] PNLR 12: solicitors’ liability for breach of trust; SRA v Emeana [2013] EWHC 2130 (Admin): disciplinary interface between dishonesty and lack of integrity; Phillips v Aldridge & Brownlee (2013) (Ch): rectification of deed of transfer; Ralph Lauren Europe SARL v Butcher (2014) (QB Comm): fraud, freezing orders; Cambr Ltd v Edwards (2015) (QB): summary judgment, ordinary course of business of accountants.


Qualified 1986; Middle Temple; publications: contributing editor of ‘Jackson & Powell: Professional Liability Precedents’, chapters on solicitors, appeals and information technology professionals.


French, Serbian.


COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association.


Mill Hill School; Christ’s College, Cambridge (1985 MA).


Lawn tennis, renaissance music, Andalucia.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Paul Parker4 New SquareHis advice is concise and he clearly has great experience in this field. He puts clients at their ease and was very helpful in persuading a difficult client to accept our advice.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Paul Parker4 New Square  ‘His written advice is concise and well-reasoned. He is also very good with clients as he has the necessary gravitas to put them at their ease.’