Jamie Smith KC > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3RJ
England

Living Wage

Position

Principal areas of practice are professional liability (with particular emphasis on auditors and accountants, lawyers and insurance brokers), insurance, disciplinary & regulatory matters and commercial fraud. Notable cases include: Powis v Wallace LLP [2021] PNLR 5 (claim against solicitors concerning overage agreement); Holgate v Addleshaw Goddard (Scotland) LLP [2019] PNLR 32 (conflict of law issues in professional negligence); IAP v Rosser [2018] BCC 751 (dishonest assistance claim against solicitors); R (Lewin) v. FRC [2018] 1 WLR 2867 (duty of fairness in FRC disciplinary proceedings); and, IEGLv Zurich [2016] AC 509 (SC) (EL insurer’s liability for mesothelioma claims under Fairchild doctrine).

Career

Called to Bar 1995. Joined 4 New Square 1996. Took Silk in 2015.

Memberships

PNBA; COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; LCLCBA; BILA; ARDL; FLA.

Education

MA (Cantab)

Leisure

Cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Jamie Smith KC4 New Square

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jamie Smith KC4 New SquareJamie is a brilliant leader for auditor and solicitor disciplinary work.’

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jamie Smith KC4 New SquareJamie is an excellent advocate: calm and reasonable, while compelling. I’ve seen both judge and master respond well to his pragmatic approach; and that is also appreciated by clients.  He is not afraid to get into the detail and is a real pleasure to work with.’