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4 New Square
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London Bar > Costs Tier 1

Seen as 'the go-to set on costs litigation', Supreme Court and Court of Appeal costs cases frequently see 4 New Square members at both the silk and junior level present. In Adelekun v Ho, a new leading case on qualified one-way costs shifting and set-off of costs, Roger Mallalieu QC acted for the appellant at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court; the Supreme Court hearing case being its first in-person hearing post-COVID-19. Benjamin Williams QC acted for Norwegian billionaire Alexander Vik in defending an £85m costs claim from Deutsche Bank in a long running dispute, with Pippa Manby  on the other side. Renowned costs silk Nicholas Bacon QC continues to be a top name in the market and, in addition to his involvement against him in Adelekun, was instructed in the Supreme Court in Bott & Co Solicitors v Ryanair DAC, for the former party as appellant, in a case regarding whether the concept of a solicitor’s equitable lien was engaged when the airline contacted the firm's clients directly to settle EC 261/2004 flight delay claims without accounting for the firm's fees..  Robert Marven QC is often brought into major group and commercial litigation on specific costs issues and was recently instructed in key Court of Appeal case Chapelgate Credit Opportunity Master Fund Ltd v Money, making a significant impact on the principles applicable to ordering costs against commercial funders.

Rising stars

Simon Teasdale - 4 New SquareSimon is incredibly user friendly, combined with an expertise in costs litigation that is far beyond his call.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Nicholas Bacon QC - 4 New SquareA great range of knowledge and experience acquired over a stellar career.
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin Williams QC - 4 New SquareA go-to silk in costs disputes, he has an excellent manner in court and there are few that can rival his expertise in costs litigation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Marven QC - 4 New SquareVery thorough and second to none in his legal analysis.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareA calming and reassuring influence, happy to roll up his sleeves and get stuck into the detail, whilst at the same time retaining a senses of the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Roger Mallalieu QC - 4 New SquareRoger is the one you want advocating for you in court: polished, personable, persuasive and poised.

Leading Juniors

George McDonald - 4 New SquareHis attention to detail and drive to get to the heart of issues is always impressive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Shail Patel - 4 New SquareSuperb on costs issues and incredibly quick on the uptake.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Innes - 4 New SquareVery bright and pragmatic, he has a relaxed air of quiet confidence about him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Pippa Manby - 4 New SquareA strong advocate, able to go up alone against leading counsel and pivot rapidly in the face of unexpected developments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Theo Barclay - 4 New SquareExtremely hard working, he gets stuck into problems very quickly, and has well-judged insights into what points really matter.
Ranked: Tier 4
Timothy Chelmick - 4 New SquareHas a wonderfully practical approach that boils down costs matters and complex litigation to the essentials.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Smiley - 4 New SquareDiligent and thorough in the work undertaken and was approachable in his manner.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Excellent chambers for legal costs. A wide range of both leading and junior talent.

I will always instruct 4 New Square on costs related matters, their barristers are the leaders in the field.

4 New Square is the cost set. It has the leading cost barristers in the country all in one place which is incredibly useful.

Real depth of experience and quality individuals. They are the go to set on costs litigation.

A leading set for costs matters.

Clerking

4 New Square have the best clerks in the business. Great on listings, straight talking and a joy to deal with.

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 1

'A stand out performer in this area', 4 New Square is a 'pre-eminent set for defendant professional negligence work' with 'great strength in depth' - 'the quality of the barristers is second to none'. In a recent highlight for the set, newly appointed silk Clare Dixon QC and Nicholas Broomfield acted for the successful respondents before the Supreme Court in Matthew & Others v Sedman & Others, an accountants’ negligence claim involving the calculation of the limitation period when the cause of action accrues at the stroke of midnight. George Spalton QC was elevated to silk in March 2021.

Leading Silks

Nicholas Davidson QC - 4 New SquareA master of brevity, who sees the whole picture but doesn't miss the detail. The very definition of a legal eagle.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Elkington QC - 4 New SquareBen's knowledge is exceptional. He is brilliant with clients: he is great at explaining complicated matters and is a calming influence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareA consummate trial advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareJonathan exudes confidence, which clients love. Frighteningly intelligent, and very considered in everything he does.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareA very impressive silk. He is extremely bright, always prepares very thoroughly, and is great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New SquareA silk with a commanding presence. He is great on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Smith QC - 4 New SquareHe is utterly brilliant, frighteningly intelligent and a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Siân Mirchandani QC - 4 New SquareSiân is ferociously bright. She is unerringly logical, and nobody can defend a claim with more robust defiance and grit. Her manner and approach inspire confidence, trust and complete reassurance. She was born to be a high flying barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
David Turner QC - 4 New SquareA good advocate; he is intelligent and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Graham Chapman QC - 4 New SquareHe is a tremendous silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Alison Padfield QC - 4 New SquareAlison has a reassuring presence and a calm manner of proceeding.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Amanda Savage QC - 4 New SquareAmanda is fantastically clever and brilliant in court.

2021 Silks

Clare Dixon QC - 4 New SquareClare is an absolute, standout individual in this field.
George Spalton QC - 4 New SquareHe is brilliant: down to earth and very good to work with.

2022 Silks

Leading Juniors

Scott Allen - 4 New SquareScott has a commercial focus, drive for perfection, and clarity of thought that is welcomed by solicitors and commercial clients. Top of his league.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Shail Patel - 4 New SquareVery calm, articulate, clever and has a good client manner. He is our first choice senior junior counsel for professional negligence cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Carl Troman - 4 New SquareAn impressive barrister. Carl delivers high quality advice, and is bright, amiable and extremely good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Miles Harris - 4 New SquareMiles is very able, bright and conscientious. He always delivers on time.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Broomfield - 4 New SquareA junior who can be relied on to unpick even the most difficult of cases. His knowledge and robust advice goes down very well with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin Wood - 4 New SquareCommercial, direct and frank, not just on the legal analysis, but importantly on strategic issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Greenwood - 4 New SquareA very personable and responsive junior.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Pippa Manby - 4 New SquarePippa is extremely bright and hard working. She demonstrates a dogged pursuit of detail and is a fearsome opponent.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Smiley - 4 New SquareA very astute tactician and a top quality advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Mark Cullen - 4 New SquareHis advice is comprehensive and clear, which demonstrates significant attention to detail and a deep rooted understanding of the complex issues.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Anthony Jones - 4 New SquareA dynamic and solutions-driven barrister. His oral and written presentation skills are impeccable.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

Set

The best set for professional indemnity work. The depth of skill amongst all level of counsel is perfect to bring confidence to clients‘.

Strong offering across the board‘.

Every barrister has a user-friendly approach, which makes them approachable and makes me want to use them again‘.

Clerking

First-rate clerks‘.

Very commercial and responsive‘.

Andrew Call and Dennis Peck are superb clerks‘.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 2

'A really effective chambers with excellent barristers', 4 New Square's recent insurance work was dominated by COVID-19-related litigation. In a test case brought by the FCA to determine whether certain business interruption policies would respond to COVID-19 losses, David Turner QC, and Clare Dixon QC (who was recently appointed silk) and Shail Patel, represented Royal & Sun Alliance. In other highlights, in Dreams Living v Allianz, Ben Elkington QC acted for furniture wholesaler Dreams Living, further to its warehouse burning down, which resulted in business interruption losses. Further significant developments for the set include George Spalton QC also taking silk in 2021.

Rising stars

Diarmuid Laffan - 4 New SquareHis written work is very good and solid on his feet. 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ben Elkington QC - 4 New SquareExtremely clever, efficient and gives clear, practical advice. His is also a very decent, emotionally intelligent person, which makes him a pleasure to work with. His insurance coverage expertise is enhanced by his arbitration practice.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Turner QC - 4 New SquareVery competent, professional and has real integrity. He is a real expert in relation to insurance and insurance brokers. His opponents significantly respect and admire him.
Ranked: Tier 2
Graham Eklund QC - 4 New SquareEverything you would expect of a superbly accomplished QC - mastery of the cases but also the deftest of touch with everyone involved in the case preparation. A really assured touch with clients and witnesses. No bombast, only quiet, calm, complete competence, and a fine eye for detail and strategy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareHe contributes tremendous focus and vast experience.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareAccessible, knows his stuff, provides straightforward and pragmatic advice, and is excellent on his feet - the go-to silk for difficult clients who are reluctant to accept the problems with their case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Hext QC - 4 New SquareThoroughly approachable, responsive and highly experienced in insurance matters. He is my first port of call for large, complex insurance disputes. He delivers commercial and pragmatic advice, is a robust advocate, and a safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareJonathan's strengths are his considerable intelligence and his fantastically comprehensive written submissions. He also has a very broad practice and can bring experience in different areas to bear on particular disputes. Very assertive when backing his own judgement, radiates confidence, and develops trust with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New SquareAn extremely focused barrister and terrifyingly intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alison Padfield QC - 4 New SquareStrong analytical skills, and able to pull together a large amount of information for the purpose of carrying out out that analysis. Provides pragmatic commercial advice that is backed by detailed analysis of the finer detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jamie Smith QC - 4 New SquareAn excellent advocate in writing and on his feet, running rings around the opposition. His advice is clear and methodical.
Ranked: Tier 4
Roger Stewart QC - 4 New SquareEnormous expertise and experience, and gives excellent strategic guidance throughout. 
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Amanda Savage QC - 4 New SquareRelates very well to clients in stressful and difficult situations, and is a very strong, compelling advocate.

2021 Silks

Clare Dixon QC - 4 New SquareShe is quick to get to the real issues of the dispute, provides concise advice, and is very good with clients when difficult advice needs to be delivered.
George Spalton QC - 4 New SquareGeorge is phenomenal. He is always on top of strategy and details, clients love him, and he turns work round very quickly.

2022 Silks

Helen Evans QC - 4 New SquareResponsive, organised, focused, clear, and good with clients.

Leading Juniors

Shail Patel - 4 New SquareExtremely good on his feet, cost effective and commercial. The go-to counsel for non-standard matters that need commercial and technical input.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Broomfield - 4 New SquareExcellent analysis and strategic insight. Nick's written work is great and he is strong in court - a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Miles Harris - 4 New SquareMiles has a keen intellect, knows his insurance law, has great judgement, writes well, and is utterly reliable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Smiley - 4 New SquareVery clever - he thinks every option through and has great strategic awareness.
Ranked: Tier 4
Carl Troman - 4 New SquareCarl is incredibly user friendly, extremely helpful and responsive, and provides excellent pragmatic advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Go-to chambers for coverage disputes.

4 New Square has some excellent individuals – a very strong set.

4 New Square is a really effective chambers with excellent barristers.

The Chambers is full of really bright people who are good at what they do – I use them whenever I get the chance.

Strength in depth – always able to provide someone of a very good standard to help out.

Clerking

Lizzy Stewart is a very strategic senior clerk and CEO.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 2

4 New Square is 'pre-eminent in the area of claims against professionals and insurance issues' in the financial, legal and sports sectors. Roger Stewart QC is a top counsel for regulators and defendant clients in disciplinary cases concerning solicitors, barristers and accountants. Another leading silk, Patrick Lawrence QC, acted in proceedings before the president of the Queen's Bench Division concerning alleged misconduct by lawyers in permitting unlawful live streaming of a remote hearing to third parties. In a somewhat unusual case, Alison Padfield QC represented a High Court Enforcement Officer in proceedings concerning a proposed termination of their authorization; such proceedings are generally carried out before the Senior Master of the Queen's Bench Division. In recent news for the set, George Spalton QC was elevated to silk in March 2021.

Leading Silks

Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareBen is extremely thorough, bright, has excellent judgement and a very good eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Lawrence QC - 4 New SquareAn intelligent barrister who is willing to spend the time required to ensure that all nuances in a case are fully explored. Has the ability to identify the core points in a complex case which need to be addressed to win the case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie Smith QC4 New SquareHe is very impressive on his feet and, yet, has a fantastic bedside manner when dealing with people who are usually feeling very vulnerable. He is totally unflappable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Bacon QC4 New SquareA barrister who knits together complex legal issues and commercial practicalities expertly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Graeme McPherson QC4 New SquareGraeme is a true fighter who is never afraid to roll up his sleeves. He is an extremely focused barrister and is terrifyingly intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alison Padfield QC - 4 New SquareAlison is incredibly user-friendly and has clients and judges eating out of the palm of her hand.
Ranked: Tier 3
Roger Stewart QC - 4 New SquareRoger has enormous expertise and experience, and gives excellent strategic guidance throughout. Where he really stands out, however, is in trial, particularly in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 3
Siân Mirchandani QC - 4 New SquareAn insightful silk who is quickly able to master technical details, and is utterly tenacious in fighting for her client. If you want someone to get the best for a client backed into a corner, she would be a marvellous choice of advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

George Spalton QC4 New SquareA new silk who is great with clients. He has detailed knowledge of the law and procedure at the FRC.

2022 Silks

Helen Evans QC - 4 New SquareThe quality of Helen's written work is exemplary. As an advocate, Helen is tenacious and impressive. Helen is unflappable under pressure and her attention to detail sets her apart amongst her peers.

Leading Juniors

Scott Allen - 4 New SquareKeen to fight hard for the client, experienced with accountants' disciplinary matters, and engaging to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Parker - 4 New SquareAn exceptional advocate before accountancy disciplinary hearings and committees. Outstanding case preparation.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘4 New Square remain one of the go-to chambers for professional indemnity claims’.

‘4 New Square are my go to chambers. The barristers working from those chambers are the most approachable barristers in the market.’

‘They are pre-eminent in the above area and in relation to professional liability and insurance generally.’

‘The set is the best in the area in which I work. They offer a complete range of experience and expertise. They engage with the market in which we operate and as a consequence they are rightly seen as leaders in the field.’

Clerking

‘James Barras very helpful and responsive.’

‘Dennis Peck is great. Very responsive and we have a brilliant relationship with him, and also Andrew Call and Alex Dolby who are great to deal with.’

London Bar > Sport Tier 2

4 New Square is home to ‘a considerable number of first-rate sports barristers’ who cater to a client roster of governing bodies, clubs, agents and athlete associations. Members are adept in all-manner of relevant work including match-fixing, doping, disciplinary, commercial, governance and play-agent-club disputes, often advocating and arbitrating at the Court of Arbitration, among other domestic and international venues. Daniel Saoul QC represented boxing promoter Barry McGuigan (himself, a former featherweight world champion) in a dispute with undisputed light welterweight champion Josh Taylor, who he used to promote. Elsewhere, Graeme McPherson QC’s standing in the market is evident by the fact that he was one of only four silks appointed to the Premier League’s Judicial Panel while at junior-level, Kendrah Potts appeared in the high-profile case of The Football Association v Daniel Sturridge, successfully representing the former England international in his defence of charges brought under the governing body’s betting regulations. Potts was also triumphant in EFL v Birmingham City FC, a case which pertained to a second financial fair play charge brought against the club; a sanction of reprimand was the decided punishment and ultimately a favourable outcome over a proposed points deduction which would have seen the Club relegated to League One.

Rising stars

William Harman - 4 New SquareStrengths include exceptional advocacy skills and in particular highly persuasive written work; he also has a remarkable ability to build rapport with the judge or tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New SquareHe has vast experience and understanding in horse racing and is also extremely hands-on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareA formidable force as an opponent, but an absolute delight to work with. His advice is sharp, to the point and concise.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Richard Liddell QC - 4 New SquareHe understands the football law industry very well and is good with clients including footballers, clubs and agents.

2021 Silks

George Spalton QC - 4 New SquareHe is not only technically excellent but is also commercially focused and has an in-depth knowledge of sport sector.

Leading Juniors

Kendrah Potts - 4 New SquareA superstar; searingly intelligent, brilliant judgement, great client handling and a superb team player.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Diarmuid Laffan - 4 New SquareDiarmuid's written work is very good, he prepares some very detailed written submissions which often disrupt the other side.
Ranked: Tier 4
Theo Barclay - 4 New SquareExcellent oral and written submissions and hugely confident; he has appeared against and beaten several QCs already.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘The set is extremely good for sports work. They would definitely be among the first place I would go for counsel support.’

‘In terms of top-level expertise and depth, 4 New Square is among the top two sets in the market.’

‘They have a wide selection of high-quality counsel, both at QC level and junior level.’

‘4 New Square is a leading set with an excellent reputation. We only instruct specific counsel (for example Patrick Lawrence QC) but generally have a first-rate experience with them.’

‘4 New Square are my go-to set for sports-related work. A considerable number of their barristers in this area are first-rate.’

Clerking

‘Very responsive, sensible on retainers, easy to work with.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 3

Several leading domestic and international law firms commend 4 New Square's 'great strength in depth and commercial approach' and its 'great QCs and juniors at all levels'. Coupled with the set's broader commercial strengths are market-leading credentials in complementary areas such as professional negligence and insurance. Notable cases include Vneshprombank LLC v Georgy Bedzhamov & Ors in which several members including Justin Fenwick QC and Lucy Colter represented one of the defendants, Georgy Bedzhamov. Graham Chapman QC and George Spalton QC, who recently took silk, also represented the fifth defendant, Viva Telecom in LIC Telecommunications SARL v VTB Capital PLC. In February 2022 Can Yeginsu moved to 3 Verulam Buildings.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 2
Graham Chapman QC - 4 New SquareGraham contributes intellectual rigour and thoroughness in preparation. He is particularly user friendly and an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Elkington QC - 4 New SquareHis strengths are a first-rate brain, fantastic judgement and commerciality. Charm personified and a wonderful advocate.
Ranked: Tier 5
Hugh Jory QC - 4 New SquareIncredibly clever and a standout advocate who has the ear of the court. He is excellent with clients, but does not pull any punches.
Ranked: Tier 6

2021 Silks

George Spalton QC4 New SquareGeorge is the complete article. He is an astute strategist, an excellent advocate and a great team player.

2022 Silks

Matthew Bradley QC - 4 New SquareOne of the leading juniors at the commercial litigation Bar. Excellent on paper, fearless in court.

Leading Juniors

Shail Patel - 4 New SquareA top-notch junior. A star in the making. Incredibly smooth with the most difficult judges.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kendrah Potts - 4 New SquareBrilliant both with drafting and advocacy, very hands-on and easy to work with, very easy to communicate with and always prompt to respond.
Ranked: Tier 4
Timothy Chelmick - 4 New SquareA wonderfully practical approach that boils down complex litigation to the essentials and makes it easier for solicitors and clients alike.
Ranked: Tier 5
Lucy Colter - 4 New SquareWholly committed to the case - diligent and hard working. She is a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent chambers for professional negligence, insurance and general commercial litigation.’

‘ Good quality juniors to support leading counsel.’

‘The set are experts in commercial litigation. They have supreme strength in depth from leading counsel all the way to their juniors of recent call.’

‘4 New Square has in the last ten years become a top commercial litigation chamber, harnessing its very strong international links in the US, CIS, Middle East and Continental Europe. They have strength in depth at all levels and some real superstars at every level. All barristers here are very nice to work with.’

‘An understated but very impressive set. Always available and keen to assist. A pleasure to work with and my go-to for commercial disputes.’

Clerking

‘Very pleasant and high quality service.’

London Bar > Construction Tier 3

Offering 'great strength and depth in construction and construction-related matters,' 4 New Square is particularly known for its representation of contractors, and its crossover with professional negligence expertise. Roger Stewart QC acted in UBB Waste Limited v Essex County Council on behalf of UBB Waste, a termination dispute concerning a PFI-funded waste to energy plant. In other domestic matters, various members are instructed in litigation on flammable cladding issues. Chambers also offers representation in international construction arbitrations, with junior Cyril Chern appearing in numerous high-value disputes.

Leading Silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New SquareVery strong leading counsel, confident and knowledgeable, highly impressive in cross-examination, read the mind-set of the tribunal very well. Roger is able to make the most difficult things and concepts easy to understand. He is commercially astute and makes a great impression on both clients and experts. Great pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Patten QC - 4 New SquareBen is very client-friendly and can distil complex issues into an easy to understand opinion, which makes clients use him time and time again. He is very commercial in his approach. He knows this area inside and out and he is one of our go to Silks for this type of work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareHe has a wealth of experience almost unmatched at the Bar. Anything Justin does not know, is not worth knowing. He can see three or four moves ahead to outwit his opponents.
Ranked: Tier 4
Siân Mirchandani QC - 4 New SquareSiân is a highly persuasive advocate with a keen intellect and a remarkable eye to detail. She can articulate complex legal issues in a simple way to help clients to understand the technical arguments and can flex her presentation style to the audience to ensure her message is understood.
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Richard Liddell QC - 4 New SquareRick has made the transition to QC seamlessly, building an impressively busy practice. He has a lovely manner in submissions: clear and lacking in rhetoric. He is a pleasure to deal with and clearly very hardworking.

Leading Juniors

Cyril Chern - 4 New SquareCyril's strengths are rigorous attention to detail and vast comprehensive knowledge of both construction law and the practical aspects of actual construction - having a dual qualification is evidence of this.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Cowan - 4 New SquareRobust, clear and strategic - a real fighter who loves to get into the detail and argue a point convincingly.
Ranked: Tier 3
George McDonald - 4 New SquareA brilliant lawyer and a match for many QCs in his written submissions. He has extensive knowledge of the law and understands the technical issues as well as the experts. A go to.
Ranked: Tier 3
Hugh Saunders - 4 New SquareHugh is an intellectual powerhouse, exceptional advocate and superb draftsperson. He is hard-working, straight-talking and clients love him. He is a star of the Construction Bar.
Ranked: Tier 4
Timothy Chelmick - 4 New SquareTim is a very thorough and skilful barrister who is able to provide clear and pragmatic advice in relation to the dispute subject matter.
Ranked: Tier 4
Lucy Colter - 4 New SquareShe has incredible work ethic, forensic attention to detail, excellent responsiveness, and is a team player.
Ranked: Tier 4
Paul Fisher - 4 New SquareAn excellent construction lawyer, with first class legal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Greenwood - 4 New SquareHigh quality, very detailed work. A real team player and a pleasure to work with, which is a view shared by others working with him.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Ogden - 4 New SquareThomas is a class act. Intellectual but cool, calm and collected. A natural advocate with a charming courtroom manner. A true team player.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘For many years 4 New Square has been generally perceived as a leading commercial set that has many outstanding barristers.’

‘A good knowledgeable set with strength and depth in key areas especially in arbitration, construction and insurance.’

‘The chambers is becoming a “go-to chambers” for construction disputes work because they are extremely easy to work with and very pragmatic.’

‘4 New Square have great strength and depth in construction and construction-related matters. They are very good at suggesting alternative Counsel when the requested Counsel is unavailable. They run interesting and thought-provoking seminars on matters relevant to my specialism.’

Clerks

‘I am most impressed by the clerks. Alex Dolby is responsible and will fight the corner for the barristers.’

‘Good service, and I was impressed with the virtual hearing facilities they set up to deal with part-remote hearings during COVID.’

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

4 New Square is 'a good, well-rounded set with some stand-out arbitration specialists'. In addition to broader commercial international arbitrations the set is also developing a strong name in investment treaty claims and public international law. Highlight cases include Province of Balochistan v TCC, in which George Spalton QC is representing a claimant in the Commercial Court following ICSID and ICC arbitrations. Senior silks such as Roger Stewart QC and Justin Fenwick QC both come highly recommended for their advocacy skills. In February 2022 Can Yeginsu moved to 3 Verulam Buildings.

Leading Silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New SquareVery strong leading counsel, confident and knowledgeable. Highly impressive in cross-examination, he reads the mind-set of the tribunal very well.
Ranked: Tier 2
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareA wealth of experience almost unmatched at the bar. Anything Justin does not know, is not worth knowing.
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

George Spalton QC - 4 New SquareStrategic and forceful in cross-examination, managing to draw devastating concessions from otherwise uncooperative and evasive witnesses.

Leading Juniors

Timothy Chelmick - 4 New SquareHe steals a march on other barristers in terms of on-the-ground Middle East experience. A go to barrister for the Middle East region.
Ranked: Tier 2
Dr Cyril Chern - 4 New SquareIdentifies the key issues quickly and immediately looks for the commercial drivers. Able to cut through extraneous matters and get to the nub of the problem efficiently and effectively.
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthieu Gregoire - 4 New SquareKnowledgeable and personable. He is easy to work with and can work seamlessly across various co-counselling arrangements. Being fluent in French gives him a further edge over his colleagues.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The chambers is very well equipped to handle all manner of disputes and in particular investment and other international arbitration matters.’

‘4 New Square is one of my firm’s go to chambers for international arbitration. The barristers there are all phenomenally good but also very pleasant to deal with and clerked to a very high standard. They take a team approach and I am noticing that they are also now becoming a force in investor-state arbitration harnessing their growth as a public international law set.’

‘4 New Square has an excellent roster of practitioners in the arbitration space. They have built and focused on this area in recent years and offer strength and depth.’

‘They are very detail-focused, sharp and proactive.’

‘4 New Square is a vary good set and easy to deal with and with a broad range of barristers well represented by their clerks.’

Clerking

‘Alex Dolby is an excellent clerk and we are very pleased.’

London Bar > Offshore Tier 3

'A highly effective set with increasing strength in depth for offshore work', 4 New Square's practitioners are frequent fixtures in finance-focused matters across the Caribbean, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Commercial litigation specialist Justin Fenwick QC has been leading 2021 silk appointment George Spalton QC in Eurochem v Rogalskiy and others, acting for the claimants in civil fraud proceedings that have reached the Privy Council. Professional negligence and regulatory work are key areas of work for the set in the London courts, and the set's members are equally active in offshore cases of that nature - Graham Chapman QC represents the claimants in Arnage Holding Ltd v Walkers; the claimants allege that the offshore law firm acted for them but then switched sides, accepted instructions to act against them by a liquidator seeking to recover alleged proceeds of the Brazilian Mensalão political scandal.

Leading Silks

Graham Chapman QC - 4 New SquareVery much a 21st century silk: he is commercial, responsive, proactive, technically proficient and brilliant on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareA top choice for the most difficult cases, his advocacy and management of the Court is a joy to watch.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareIncredibly flexible to work with and gets to the heart of a problem quickly while maintaining a collaborative approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareHas an exceptionally calm and reassuring approach, coupled with sound legal thinking and good strategic advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

George Spalton QC - 4 New SquareAlways on top of strategy and details, clients love him and he turns work round very quickly.

Leading Juniors

Nigel Burroughs - 4 New SquareHe gives clear accessible advice and drafts well.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lucy Colter - 4 New SquareWholly committed to the case - diligent and hard working.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

Well deserved and growing recognition as a leading set in the offshore market.

4 New Square is developing a strong reputation in Cayman for its work in professional liability, commercial litigation and commercial arbitration.

A highly effective set with increasing strength in depth for offshore work.

Real expertise for commercial and business orientated matters.

Great strength in depth. A suitable barrister usually available.

Clerking

The clerks room at 4 New Square are one of the best in the business.

London Bar > Product liability Tier 4

4 New Square is active for defendants in individual product liability claims as well as in group actions. Its members have experience in defective medical devices and pharmaceutical claims, as well as a number of cases involving products alleged to cause fires. Both Graham Eklund QC and David Turner QC are involved in a number of cases relating to the latter.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
David Turner QC - 4 New SquareIncredible legal intellect coupled with first-rate tactical approach.
Ranked: Tier 3

2022 Silks

Matthew Bradley QC - 4 New SquareA pragmatic and user-friendly barrister that can advise on civil and regulatory product liability issues.

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent very approachable and responsive.’

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

London Bar > Consumer

Leading Silks

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareTremendously intelligent, responsive, and hard working. Knows consumer credit law inside out and had the client's confidence instantly. He provided great expertise and value to the litigation process and also the parallel ADR effort.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareA real joy to work with Jonathan. Supremely intelligent, has impeccable judgement, yet personable and with a human touch. You want him on your team - a calm, authoritative, figure who has the respect of his team and the court. Unflappable and sees through problems without hesitation.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Employment

Leading Silks

Paul Nicholls QC - 4 New SquareAn excellent advocate - extraordinarily bright, calm, courteous, easy to work with and client friendly.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Fraud: civil

Leading Silks

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareHe has tremendous focus on a matter; and vast experience; and as a result excellent ring sense in a trial or hearing.
Ranked: Tier 2
Graham Chapman QC - 4 New SquareGraham has a razor-sharp legal mind coupled with excellent commercial and strategic nous. Exquisite advocacy, always available and a go-to commercial silk.
Ranked: Tier 3

2022 Silks

Matthew Bradley QC - 4 New SquareAn exceptional advocate, with a flair for cross-examination; he really knows how to tease a response from a witness.

Leading Juniors

Kendrah Potts - 4 New SquareExperienced beyond her years of call - reliable and user-friendly, she will be a go to for fraud cases going forward.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > IT and telecoms

London Bar > Pensions

Leading Silks

Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareExcellent, clear advice. Clear subject matter expertise. Very pleasant to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Saaman Pourghadiri - 4 New SquareAcademically very strong but with a practical approach and never loses sight of the client's overall objectives. He is a clear and persuasive advocate, both in writing and on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

Leading Silks

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareJonathan has a razor-sharp focus on the key legal as well as practical issues. Jonathan gives you confidence that he is across all of the detail while maintaining focus on the bigger picture for the organisation.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Richard O'Brien - 4 New SquareRichard is extremely bright and a delight to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable on all public law matters, but also intensely practical and pragmatic and he works out very quickly what the key points are which matter in each case.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Insolvency

Leading Silks

Hugh Jory QC - 4 New SquareHugh is everything that you could want in a barrister: intelligent; accessible; good with clients; great on his feet; and very commercial.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Tom Shepherd - 4 New SquareThorough, energetic and unrelenting in pursuit of the best outcome possible.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Property litigation

London Bar > Company and partnership

2022 Silks

Matthew Bradley QC - 4 New SquareExcellent on paper and fearless in court.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Leading Juniors

Anthony Jones - 4 New SquareAnthony is is fantastic. He is efficient, responsive, always available, hard working and exceptionally sharp. His written work is exceptional - always striking to the heart of issue with clarity and ease. He is diligent and meticulous, and utterly reliable.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Shail Patel - 4 New SquareAn extremely analytical, diligent and hard-working junior. He is one of the brightest talents for the future.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Asquith - 4 New SquareHe has excellent attention to detail, and his advocacy is well measured and thoughtful.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > European Union law

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Worboys - 4 New SquareThough light-hearted in manner, Jonathan is deeply serious about his work. A wise head on rather young shoulders.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Public international law

Leading Juniors

Matthieu Gregoire - 4 New SquareAn absolutely fantastic advocate - responsive, accessible and a corner stone of any team.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Worboys - 4 New SquareWhen it comes to complex inter-state disputes, he has an eye for strategy and is always thinking two steps ahead.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Leading Juniors

Saaman Pourghadiri - 4 New SquareSaaman has a track record of working on top flight banking disputes, and clearly has a strong future in that area of the market.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Asquith - 4 New SquareHe has a good grasp of issues involved and provides accurate advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction Tier 3

4 New Square's Roger Stewart QC has a broad construction, engineering, infrastructure, energy and PFI disputes practice, with substantial experience representing contractors, subcontractors and consultants on cross-border disputes. Timothy Chelmick is another key individual to note in this space.

Leading silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square 'Roger is an acknowledged star of the bar. He masters the papers and so is able to cross examine powerfully.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading juniors

Timothy Chelmick4 New SquareTim is a great team player and works very hard. He is very bright and technically strong. ‘
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

We have always received good service from this Chambers in terms of availability of counsel and the like.’

Clerking

Always been helpful and responsive.’

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

Leading juniors

Timothy Chelmick - 4 New Square 'Tim is very client-friendly, commercial in approach, great to work with in terms of responsiveness and getting to grips with the case and the issues involved; he is a great asset to the team.'
Ranked: Tier 1

 

4 New Square is one of the UK’s leading sets of commercial barristers’ chambers.

The set: 4 New Square is a leading commercial barristers’ chambers based in Lincoln’s Inn, London and specialises in international and domestic commercial dispute resolution. Chambers has 87 independent barrister practitioners, of whom 33 are Queen’s Counsel. The size of Chambers and the range of experience of its members enables 4 New Square to put together balanced teams of counsel to suit the requirements of each individual case.  The set has numerous international as well as academic connections.

Types of work undertaken: Members are consistently recommended for all types of commercial disputes, often with an international element. The reputation of Chambers is particularly strong in relation to claims involving professionals and insurance work as well as in respect of construction disputes, costs, financial services and banking, international arbitration, product liability, sports law as well as regulatory public law and human rights law. Chambers’ expertise in professional liability covers the full range of claims against professionals, not just for negligence but for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust, and disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. All main professions are covered by chambers. Chambers has considerable experience in multi-party litigation in the context of civil fraud, product liability, professional negligence and disaster claims. In all those areas members of chambers appear as advocates in the courts and arbitrations at home and in overseas jurisdictions.

Publications: Many members have written or contributed to legal textbooks and other published works. Highlights include the following: ’Insurance Claims’ 2nd ed. 2016 written by Alison Padfield QC. ‘Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability’, written by members of the professional liability team, is in its 8th edition and remains a leading authority. Head of Chambers, Mark Cannon QC is the co-author of ‘Cannon & McGurk on Professional Indemnity Insurance’ 2nd ed. (2016). Charles Phipps is author, with the late Lord Toulson SCJ, of ‘Confidentiality’ (2013) while Nicholas Bacon QC is a contributing editor of ‘Cook on Costs’ (2013) as well as Halsbury’s Laws of England. Can Yeginsu is co-author of ‘The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice’ (2013).

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Clerk Lizzy Stewart
Members of Chambers BACON QC, Nicholas (1992)
Members of Chambers HOUGH QC, Jonathan (1997)
Door Tenant JACKSON, Sir Rupert (1987)
Members of Chambers DAVIDSON QC, Nicholas (1974)
Members of Chambers FENWICK QC, Justin (1980)
Members of Chambers ROSEN QC, Murray (1976)
Members of Chambers STEWART QC, Roger (1986)
Members of Chambers EKLUND QC, Graham (1984)
Members of Chambers LAWRENCE QC, Patrick (1985)
Members of Chambers HALPERN QC, David (1978)
Members of Chambers CANNON QC, Mark (1985)
Members of Chambers McPHERSON QC, Graeme (1993)
Members of Chambers HUBBLE QC, Ben (1992)
Members of Chambers TURNER QC, David (1992)
Members of Chambers PATTEN QC, Ben (1986)
Members of Chambers NICHOLLS QC, Paul (1992)
Members of Chambers ELKINGTON QC, Ben (1996)
Members of Chambers FLETCHER QC, Nicholas (1982)
Members of Chambers JORY QC, Hugh (1992)
Members of Chambers CHAPMAN QC, Graham (1998)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS QC, Benjamin (1994)
Members of Chambers HEXT QC, Neil (1995)
Members of Chambers SMITH QC, Jamie (1995)
Members of Chambers MITCHELL QC, Paul (1999)
Members of Chambers PADFIELD QC, Alison (1992)
Members of Chambers MARVEN QC, Robert (1994)
Members of Chambers SANDELLS QC, Nicole (1994)
Members of Chambers MIRCHANDANI QC, Siân (1997)
Members of Chambers SAOUL QC, Daniel (2008)
Members of Chambers MALLALIEU QC, Roger (1998)
Members of Chambers LIDDELL QC, Richard (1999)
Members of Chambers SAVAGE QC, Amanda (1999)
Members of Chambers DIXON QC, Clare (2002)
Members of Chambers SPALTON QC, George (2004)
Members of Chambers CHERN, FCIArb, Dr Cyril (1972)
Door Tenant BELLHOUSE, John*
Members of Chambers PARKER, Paul (1986)
Members of Chambers EVANS, Hugh (1987)
Members of Chambers BURROUGHS, Nigel (1991)
Members of Chambers NICOL, Andrew (1991)
Members of Chambers PHIPPS, Charles (1982)
Members of Chambers SHALDON, Nicola (1994)
Door Tenant BENZ, Jeffrey (1994)*
Members of Chambers COWAN, Paul (1996)
Members of Chambers BOWMER, Michael (1997)
Members of Chambers ALLEN, Scott (2000)
Members of Chambers FELDSCHREIBER, Dr Peter (2000)
Members of Chambers INNES, Stephen (2000)
Door Tenant BORLAND, Garry (2000)*
Members of Chambers EVANS, Helen (2001)
Members of Chambers TROMAN, Carl (2001)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Miles (2003)
Members of Chambers BRADLEY, Matthew (2004)
Members of Chambers CHELMICK, Tim (2004)
Members of Chambers O'BRIEN, Richard (2005)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Benjamin (2005)
Members of Chambers PATEL, Shail (2006)
Members of Chambers POTTS, Kendrah (2017) (Solicitor 2006)
Members of Chambers SAUNDERS, Hugh (2006)
Members of Chambers ASQUITH, Tom (2007)
Members of Chambers MCDONALD, George (2007)
Members of Chambers YEGINSU, Can (2007)
Members of Chambers COLTER, Lucy (2008)
Members of Chambers OGDEN, Tom (2008)
Members of Chambers SHEPHERD, Tom (2008)
Members of Chambers GREENWOOD, Christopher (2009)
Members of Chambers SMILEY, Ben (2009)
Members of Chambers BROOMFIELD, Nicholas (2010)
Members of Chambers MANBY, Pippa (2010)
Members of Chambers WORBOYS, Jonathan (2010)
Members of Chambers FOWLER, Benjamin (2011)
Members of Chambers GREGOIRE, Matthieu (2013) (New York 2011)
Members of Chambers JONES, Anthony (2011)
Members of Chambers FISHER, Paul (2012)
Members of Chambers MORCOS, Peter (2012)
Members of Chambers POURGHADIRI, Saaman (2012)
Members of Chambers O'KANE, Marie-Claire (2013)
Member of Chambers BARCLAY, Theo (2013)
Members of Chambers CULLEN, Mark (2013)
Members of Chambers LAFFAN, Diarmuid (2014)
Members of Chambers TEASDALE, Simon (2015)
Members of Chambers HARMAN, William (2016)
Members of Chambers KIM, Seohyung (2016)
Members of Chambers ROOHANI, Usman (2016)
Members of Chambers ARCHER, Dr Benjamin (2017)
Members of Chambers DALY, Hannah (2017)
Members of Chambers MCDONALD, Ian (2017)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, John (2017)
Members of Chambers IHUOMA, Melody (2018)
Members of Chambers BINNEY, Carola (2019)
Members of Chambers COOK, Will (2019
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 Scott Allen  photo Scott AllenExperienced in professional indemnity, commercial litigation, insurance work, construction disputes, disciplinary and…
 Tom Asquith  photo Tom AsquithBarrister with particular specialisms in: Banking & Financial Services, Commercial, Construction and…
 Nicholas Bacon photo Nicholas BaconNicholas Bacon is a leading silk in his specialised field of costs.…
 Theo Barclay photo Theo BarclayBarrister, 4 New Square.
 Jeffrey Benz  photo Jeffrey Benz
 Michael Bowmer  photo Michael BowmerBarrister specialising in general Chancery and commercial litigation (encompassing real property; landlord…
 Matthew Bradley QC photo Matthew Bradley QCCommercial and commercial chancery litigation & arbitration, including: commercial contract disputes; company,…
 Nicholas Broomfield  photo Nicholas BroomfieldNick has a broad commercial practice with particular emphasis on property and mortgage…
 Nigel A Burroughs  photo Nigel A BurroughsSpecialist in commercial Chancery litigation, company and insolvency, pensions and related professional…
 Graham Chapman photo Graham ChapmanSpecialises in the fields of commercial, offshore and professional liability, covering the…
 Timothy Chelmick  photo Timothy ChelmickBarrister specialising in the fields of international arbitration, commercial and construction litigation…
 Cyril Chern  photo Cyril Chern
 Lucy Colter  photo Lucy ColterLucy specialises incommercial litigation, with an emphasis also on construction and professional liability…
 Paul Cowan  photo Paul CowanSenior barrister and market-leading specialist in construction, engineering and technology disputes, as…
 Mark Cullen  photo Mark CullenMark Cullen is a barrister at 4 New Square Chambers specialising in…
 Nicholas Davidson photo Nicholas DavidsonBarrister specialising in professional liability (especially legal, financial) and commercial cases including…
 Clare Dixon  photo Clare DixonClare’s practice encompasses the following main areas: professional liability, disciplinary, insurance and…
 Graham Eklund photo Graham EklundPractice encompasses all insurance-related matters, particularly fraudulent insurance claims and coverage issues;…
 Ben Elkington photo Ben ElkingtonSilk with a thriving practice centred on insurance, commercial, professional liability and…
 Hugh Evans  photo Hugh EvansBarrister specialising in professional indemnity litigation. Cases: Wetherspoons v Harris [2013]; UCB…
 Helen Evans QC photo Helen Evans QCBarrister specialising in professional liability, disciplinary, insurance (including policy and coverage), fraud…
 Peter Feldschreiber  photo Peter FeldschreiberPeter Feldschreiber is dually qualified as a barrister and a physician. He…
 Justin Fenwick photo Justin FenwickJustin Fenwick came to the Bar in 1981 and was appointed QC…
 Paul Fisher  photo Paul FisherBarrister developing a practice in all aspects of professional liability and general…
 Nicholas Fletcher photo Nicholas FletcherArbitrator specialising in finance and banking; joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements; oil and…
 Benjamin Fowler  photo Benjamin FowlerBenjamin is a commercial practitioner with a particular focus on construction and…
 Christopher Greenwood  photo Christopher GreenwoodBarrister specialising in professional liability, insurance, mortgage and banking litigation, commercial litigation,…
 Matthieu Gregoire  photo Matthieu GregoireMatthieu Gregoire is a barrister at 4 New Square Chambers specialising in…
 David Halpern photo David HalpernSince taking silk in 2006, David has continued to focus on his core…
 William Harman  photo William Harman
 Miles Harris  photo Miles Harris
 Neil Hext photo Neil HextBarrister specialising in commercial litigation, insurance and professional negligence.  He appears regularly…
 Jonathan Hough photo Jonathan HoughPrincipal areas of practice are: insurance / reinsurance; professional liability; commercial and…
 Ben Hubble photo Ben HubbleBen is a specialist in professional liability, regulatory and disciplinary and commercial…
 Melody Ihuoma  photo Melody Ihuoma
 Stephen Innes  photo Stephen InnesStephen’s practice is in commercial dispute resolution, with his main areas of…
 Anthony Jones  photo Anthony JonesAnthony Jones has a broad practice in commercial law, international arbitration, insurance,…
 Diarmuid Laffan  photo Diarmuid LaffanBroad practice encompassing (i) commercial litigation and arbitration, (ii) sports law, (iii)…
 Patrick Lawrence photo Patrick LawrencePatrick Lawrence specialises in commercial litigation. He has great experience in the…
 Richard Liddell  photo Richard LiddellRick took silk in 2020. He has a wide-ranging practice with particular…
 Roger Mallalieu  photo Roger MallalieuCosts and civil procedure, professional negligence (including clinical negligence), solicitors regulatory, commercial.
 Pippa Manby  photo Pippa ManbyJunior barrister practising across the range of chambers’ work, including commercial dispute…
 Robert Marven photo Robert MarvenRobert Marven is a specialist in all areas of costs law. He is…
 George McDonald  photo George McDonaldGeorge has extensive experience of commercial disputes with a real focus on…
 Ian McDonald  photo Ian McDonald
 Graeme McPherson photo Graeme McPhersonPrincipal areas of practice are (1) professional liability (in particular claims involving…
 Sian Mirchandani photo Sian MirchandaniSiân Mirchandani QC has established a broad commercial practice encompassing construction/engineering, professional…
 Paul Mitchell photo Paul Mitchell
 Peter Morcos  photo Peter MorcosPeter is developing a broad commercial practice in line with chambers’ areas…
 Andrew R Nicol  photo Andrew R NicolBarrister specialising in professional indemnity, banking, employment, general commercial; insurance/reinsurance.
 Richard O’Brien  photo Richard O’BrienRichard practises predominantly in the fields of commercial, professional negligence, and public…
 Marie-Claire O'Kane photo Marie-Claire O'KaneBarrister practising in commercial litigation, international arbitration, professional liability, construction and public…
 Thomas Ogden  photo Thomas Ogden
 Alison Padfield photo Alison PadfieldAlison is a commercial silk with particular expertise in insurance and reinsurance,…
 Paul A Parker  photo Paul A ParkerBarrister specialising in professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance, general chancery and commercial;…
 Shail Patel  photo Shail PatelA commercial litigation barrister with experience in financial services, insurance, professional indemnity…
 Ben Patten photo Ben PattenBen specialises in professional negligence, construction and commercial litigation with particular expertise in…
 Charles Phipps  photo Charles PhippsBarrister specialising in professional liability, disputes concerning confidentiality, and insurance.
 Kendrah Potts  photo Kendrah PottsKendrah was called to the Bar after working as a solicitor for…
 Murray Rosen photo Murray RosenMurray Rosen QC is an international arbitrator (qualified FCIArb) and mediator (accredited…
 Nicole Sandells photo Nicole SandellsNicole Sandells specialises in unjust enrichment, civil fraud, and equitable remedies and recoveries,…
 Daniel Saoul photo Daniel Saoul
 Hugh Saunders  photo Hugh SaundersHugh is ranked as a leading junior in construction, engineering and technology…
 Amanda Savage  photo Amanda SavagePractises across the range of chambers work, including commercial litigation and professional…
 Nicola Shaldon  photo Nicola ShaldonBarrister specialising in professional liability, construction and commercial litigation.
 Tom Shepherd  photo Tom ShepherdBarrister
 Ben Smiley  photo Ben SmileyLitigation, arbitration and dispute resolution in core areas: commercial, insurance, professional liability,…
 Jamie Smith photo Jamie SmithPrincipal areas of practice are professional liability (with particular emphasis on auditors…
 George Spalton  photo George SpaltonGeorge’s practice falls into five principal areas: Commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration,…
 Roger Stewart photo Roger StewartHas a broad commercial practice with particular specialisation in international arbitration, insurance…
 Simon Teasdale photo Simon TeasdaleSimon has a specialist costs law practice, which sits alongside a broader…
 Carl Troman  photo Carl TromanCommercial litigation with particular emphasis on claims against professionals including solicitors, accountants,…
 David Turner photo David TurnerDavid specialises in commercial insurance and reinsurance as well as professional indemnity and…
 Benjamin Williams photo Benjamin WilliamsBarrister with a common law and commercial practice, specialising in insurance related…
 Benjamin Wood  photo Benjamin WoodPractises in all core areas of chambers’ work, with a particular interest…
 Jonathan Worboys  photo Jonathan WorboysJonathan has an international and domestic practice focusing on public international law,…
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COMPANY/FIRM: Mayer Brown International
TESTIMONIAL: 4 New Square is our ‘go to’ chambers for professional liability disputes, across the spectrum of professionals, including solicitors, actuaries, barristers and surveyors. They have a breadth of expertise and consistency in quality that is not matched at any other set, both in civil claims and in professional disciplinary matters. Increasingly, we also turn to 4 New Square for commercial fraud cases, and for their growing niche in costs and litigation funding. There is a nice, human touch to their clerking and support tea


COMPANY/FIRM: Clyde & Co LLP
TESTIMONIAL: The fact that my team uses 4 New Square more than any other Chambers probably speaks for itself, but it is for a combination of reasons. First the superb quality and range of the barristers, second the truly first class service provided by both them and the clerks and third the innate understanding of the market we operate within. Chambers appreciates the economics of working for Insurers and charges realistic rates accordingly which makes a real difference.


COMPANY/FIRM: DAC Beachcroft LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Both I and a number of my colleagues regularly instruct a number of barristers at all levels at 4 New Square and have done for some time.

They are our chambers of choice for professional indemnity and insurance work because of the quality of the work that they produce, their commitment to meeting deadlines and generally the overall cost effective and efficient, friendly service they provide.

We have found that at all times they cannot do enough to support us and work with us as a team. All of the barristers who we instruct are true experts in their field but the down to earth and helpful way in which they approach their instructions means that they are all, without exception, a pleasure to work with.


COMPANY/FIRM: Byrne & Partners
TESTIMONIAL: We use 4 New Square for our most complicated and difficult cases, particularly for fraud and off-shore issues. The clerks take a commercial approach and can be relied upon to organise the right expertise in an emergency.

The set has a lot of excellent advocates and strength in depth at the junior level. They are an excellent set: exceptional lawyers who also manage to be supportive and friendly.


COMPANY/FIRM: Ogier
TESTIMONIAL: We have been consistently impressed with the quality of the service we have received from 4 New Square – both in terms of the quality of the legal advice provided by the barrister team but also the efficient way in which the clerking team handles our inquiries. We have used counsel at all levels within chambers and on occasion we have needed a recommendation as to who within chambers is best placed to assist. Our matters have always been referred to counsel who have impressed and provided practical legal advice within (often short) timeframes that are helpful to our clients.