Lucy Colter > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square

Living Wage

Work Department

Commercial; international arbitration; professional negligence; construction


Lucy specialises incommercial litigation, with an emphasis also on construction and professional liability work.


Called 2008; Lincoln’s Inn.


COMBAR (Equality & Diversity committee; former chair of Young COMBAR); PNBA.


Bury Grammar School for Girls, Lancashire; Trinity College, Oxford University (2005 BA English Literature and Language, First Class); Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (2006 GDL, Distinction); BPP London (2008 BVC, very competent).


Literature, art history, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Lucy Colter 4 New Square ‘Lucy is extremely bright, highly personable, and very hard working. Her drafting is first class, and she advises with exceptional clarity. She also has a detailed technical understanding of the subject matter.’

4 New Square provides representation on a range of construction-related matters, and coupled with its professional negligence expertise, it offers particular strength in defending claims for contractors. Four members of chambers have been instructed on different aspects of UBB Waste v Essex County Council, a high-value dispute over a 25-year PFI contract for the construction and operation of a waste treatment, including Roger Stewart KC, Richard Liddell KC, George McDonald and Lucy Colter. Thomas Ogden is acting on Frames Process Systems v Vulcanic UK, a multi-million euro claim relating to defective equipment on offshore vessels. Members of chambers are also instructed on a number of delay and disruption construction claims, as well as claims involving issues of insurance. Internationally, it is involved in a range of construction arbitration matters, with Cyril Chern acting on a number of arbitrations relating to major engineering and construction projects.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Lucy Colter4 New Square

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Lucy Colter4 New SquareLucy is an incredibly diligent barrister who knows the bundle backwards and has a natural intuition for what will and what will not work in a court room.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Lucy Colter4 New Square