Set Profile > 4 New Square > London, England

Chambers of Mark Cannon QC
4 New Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3RJ
England

Living Wage

Fraud: civil

Rising stars

Joshua Folkard - 4 New SquareJosh is extemely thorough in his analysis, gives comprehensive advice. He is very sharp. Very hard working. Everything you would want in a commercial junior. Throughout the preparation process, Josh was very responsive, commercially pragmatic and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareHas an incredible depth of knowledge, and knows how to react to every conceivable situation - he's seen it all before and is never flustered.
Ranked: Tier 2
Graham Chapman QC - 4 New SquareOur leading counsel of choice on large value, complex fraud claims; works well as part of a team and has strong advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareDan is accessible and commercially astute. He is good at seeing things in the broader context whilst still focusing on the key issues. He is excellent in all respects - everything you want in a silk dealing with complex and high-value fraud matters.

Costs Tier 1

4 New Square is 'a go-to set for all matter of costs'. Its members' litigation and advisory work spans from solicitor-client matters to public funding disputes and leading mass consumer class actions. Examples of the latter are Nicholas Bacon QC's Merricks v Mastercard case, the first of its kind before English courts, and the Volkswagen emissions litigation, where he also acted together with leading junior Shail Patel. Benjamin Williams QC was involved in a number of personal-injury-related costs cases on the issue of the new Qualified One Way Costs Shifting regime. New silk Roger Mallalieu QC has successfully acted on Cham v Aldred, a case now with a pending application to appeal to the Supreme Court, concerning counsels’ fees for approval hearings in fixed costs cases. Also of note, the set provides a highly appreciated costs training and networking programme for solicitors which is 'one of the most interesting and thought-provoking events around'.

Leading Silks

Nicholas Bacon QC - 4 New SquareGreat at getting to the heart of the matter. He's always a great choice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin Williams QC - 4 New SquareUnflappable. Extremely intelligent, calm, focused and excellent on his feet. A star silk in the costs arena.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Marven QC - 4 New SquareOutstanding on his feet, diligent and hard-working. Very clever and impressive.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareVery good at considering tactics and how best to maximise prospects of recovery.

2020 Silks

Roger Mallalieu QC - 4 New SquareHas long been considered the best junior in the costs field and now may equally lay claim to the title as QC.

Leading Juniors

George McDonald - 4 New SquareExceptional knowledge on costs issues. Full of bright ideas and not afraid to suggest and try innovative solutions. An infectious enthusiasm for the task in hand.
Ranked: Tier 2
Shail Patel - 4 New SquareStrong comprehensive knowledge and capacity to see the bigger picture. Responsive and precise in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Innes - 4 New SquareLevel-headed and provides advice in a non-technical way. Extremely genuine, sensible counsel.
Ranked: Tier 3
Timothy Chelmick - 4 New SquareDelivers excellent and practical advice that is well tailored to the situation and client needs. His analysis is incisive and his drafting excellent.
Ranked: Tier 4
Pippa Manby - 4 New SquareEffective communicator – both with client and judge.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Smiley - 4 New SquareExtremely effective on his feet and robust in shepherding the opponent's submissions.
Ranked: Tier 4

Consumer

Leading Silks

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareHis advice is always clear, concise and commercial. A good communicator. Always prompt with his advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareA leading light for his knowledge and application of inquest law. He works very hard and is a very effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Professional negligence Tier 1

4 New Square 'is one of the go-to sets for professional negligence work', and is highlighted for its 'tremendous strength in depth', with 'a wide range of excellent barristers available to assist'. The 'approachable and user-friendly' set is experienced in cases involving professionals from across the spectrum. Highlights include Roger Stewart QC representing the defendant in Mayr and others v CMS Cameron McKenna, a high-value solicitors' negligence claim, and Jamie Smith QC and Shail Patel defending a City investment firm in Various Investors v Canaccord Genuity, relating to the alleged mis-selling of film finance schemes. In addition, Clare Dixon appeared in the Court of Appeal in Matthew v Sedman, which involved a claim against accountants.

Rising stars

Mark Cullen - 4 New SquareA powerful advocate who is always attuned to the judge's thinking. He has sound judgement, is calm under pressure and inspires confidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Diarmuid Laffan - 4 New SquareHe is an excellent advocate and thinks quickly on his feet. Excellent drafting skills, very thorough and always gets into the detail of the matter.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Nicholas Davidson QC - 4 New SquareHe has a fantastic intellect, is very good with lay clients and is an excellent cross-examiner in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Elkington QC - 4 New SquareHe is brilliant at quickly getting across the detail of a matter and focusing on the key issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareA powerhouse of strategy and tactics.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareHe has everything: a brilliant legal and strategic mind combined with outstanding client care skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Lawrence QC - 4 New SquareHe has a beautiful written style, an analytical brain and a great intellect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New SquareGraeme is exceptionally bright and is adept at identifying the key issues in a dispute very quickly. He is easy to work with and has a very calm and measured approach. He is excellent with clients and his advice is always clear and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Smith QC - 4 New SquareHe is a clear expert in his field, with a wealth of experience, which means that he is able to advise in a confident and authoritative way, whilst being very approachable. He can be relied upon time and time again to advise on the most complex matters with sensitivity to the individuals involved.
Ranked: Tier 1

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square ‘He has fantastic knowledge of professional negligence law, and a very good approach to strategy – very user friendly and a top choice for leading professional service firms.

Ranked: Tier 1
David Halpern QC - 4 New SquareHe is a walking fountain of knowledge with case law references to match. He is commercially aware and focuses on achieving the outcome the clients are seeking.
Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New Square ‘Jonathan's attention to detail is second to none. He can assimilate a huge amount of information in a short period. Jonathan's drafting is excellent, he always gets the important points and pitches it just right.

Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Patten QC - 4 New SquareHe is a superb technical lawyer in the field of professional liability. Strategically very strong, with the ability to anticipate the strategy of other parties.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Turner QC - 4 New SquareHe is a strong and incisive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Cannon QC - 4 New SquareVery much in demand for all the most complex and sensitive work. Very good attention to detail and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law. Persuasive and strategic in court. Achieves great results in very difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Graham Chapman QC - 4 New SquareHe provides enormous confidence that no stones have been left unturned.
Ranked: Tier 3
Graham Eklund QC - 4 New SquareHe is very capable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Hext QC - 4 New SquareHe is highly intelligent and analytical, and has a keen eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Mitchell QC - 4 New SquareUtterly charming with the mind of an arch-strategist. Exceptionally good at dealing with a very complicated set of facts and issues and magically making the case look simple and straightforward.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alison Padfield QC - 4 New SquareShe is always prepared, calm and unflappable and has a very easy manner that puts clients from all walks of life entirely at their ease. Not only is she intellectually outstanding, great on tactics, but you can always rely on the fact that she will work with you seamlessly as part of the team.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Siân Mirchandani QC - 4 New Square ‘She is an accomplished and courageous advocate with nous for the right points. Gives 100% and expects the same from the lawyers in her team.

Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareHe is accessible and brings a solutions-focused approach. He provides robust and sensible advice.

2020 Silks

Amanda Savage QC - 4 New SquareShe is a spectacular advocate who has held her own against established silks for years.
Alex Hall Taylor QC - 4 New SquareHe will do very well in silk.
Richard Liddell QC - 4 New SquareHe is incredibly diligent, approachable and user friendly.

Leading Juniors

Scott Allen - 4 New SquareScott adopts a balanced approach and obviously has a great depth of experience in professional negligence matters. He always responds well to a challenge. He is able to distil the more complex issues into succinct and readable advice. He works collaboratively with solicitors and has a strong team ethic.
Ranked: Tier 1
Clare Dixon - 4 New SquareShe is great on her feet and equally so on paper: an all-round star. Surely a silk to be. Clients and the court love her, and so do her solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Evans - 4 New SquareShe is in a class of her own: wonderfully hands-on and pitch perfect in her ability to grasp the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugh Evans - 4 New SquareHugh is a living encyclopedia when it comes to authorities on professional negligence. He is one of those few barristers who even with their wealth of knowledge is always willing to listen and consider the ideas of others and finesse them in their own measured manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Phipps - 4 New SquareHe provides clear and insightful advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Chelmick - 4 New SquareHe is brilliantly smart and second to none in terms of tactics and strategy. Working with Tim spoils you for working with other barristers.
Ranked: Tier 2
Miles Harris - 4 New SquareHe is a cool advocate under fire and a wonderful team player. Always goes the extra mile for clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Shail Patel - 4 New SquareHe has phenomenal attention to detail and beautifully crafts his pleaded case. He is responsive and collaborative, and takes initiative to improve our clients' position.
Ranked: Tier 2
George Spalton - 4 New Square George is a thoroughly modern barrister, easy to engage with and sensible. He is very strong on strategy and good on his feet. Clients engage with him. All in all, a safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 2
Carl Troman - 4 New SquareCarl is one of the most responsive barristers I have ever worked with. He gives clear, logical and importantly, commercial advice, and always provides it promptly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael Bowmer - 4 New SquareHe is extremely bright and has a great eye for detail. Great for the detailed Chancery type claim where he is always able to get to the heart of it and to tell me what I need to know.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lucy Colter - 4 New SquareShe is very bright and has great attention to detail. Calm under fire.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Nicol - 4 New SquareHe is an extremely effective advocate. He has an excellent command of the law and does not shy away from the difficult questions, always offering a way forward. Andrew always has his eye on the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin Wood - 4 New SquareHe is hands-on and user friendly, and the quality of his advice is spot on.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Asquith - 4 New SquareAn enviably talented junior barrister. He is exceptionally good on his feet. He has good analytical skills and is able to draw together threads to formulate sound and reasoned arguments and advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Greenwood - 4 New SquareExtremely detailed in his advice, both in writing and in conference. His particulars of claim are comprehensive and miss no point. He is extremely empathetic with clients and able to build rapport. His service to solicitors is excellent and responds quickly to correspondence.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Innes - 4 New SquareHe has very good judgement, and is very measured and sensible. He never gets gung-ho; he behaves as if it's his money and/or reputation on the line, and gives pragmatic advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Pippa Manby - 4 New SquareShe is hard working, leaves no stone unturned and is excellent technically. One to watch.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Ogden - 4 New SquareHe consistently manages to pick out the key points from a complex dispute quickly and efficiently.
Ranked: Tier 4
Paul Parker - 4 New SquareAn excellent advocate who presents well and can deal robustly with counter-arguments.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Smiley - 4 New SquareBen is an extremely effective advocate who often out-performs his more senior opposing counsel. He is incredibly well prepared and has a sharp focus on the detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicholas Broomfield - 4 New SquareHe is extremely thorough and does not miss a trick.
Ranked: Tier 5
Benjamin Fowler - 4 New SquareHe is extremely hardworking and astute. He is very collected, and will advise when a case is weak and needs to be strengthened, as well as when a more aggressive and expansive approach is required. These qualities are unusual for someone of his call.
Ranked: Tier 6
Anthony Jones - 4 New SquareHe cuts through difficult problems with neat legal solutions and works brilliantly as part of a wider team.
Ranked: Tier 6
Tom Shepherd - 4 New SquareHe has strong legal judgement.
Ranked: Tier 6

Insurance and reinsurance Tier 2

'One of the best chambers around for service', 4 New Square is a well-established major player in insurance and reinsurance work. The set has 'outstanding practitioners at all levels and the clerks are organised, competent, responsive and efficient'. Jonathan Hough QC successfully represented Royal & Sun Alliance in a Court of Appeal case, which marked the first appellate decision about professional indemnity insurance notification in a decade. In the Supreme Court, Graham Eklund QC acted in UK Insurance Limited v Holden, while, in Liverpool Victoria Insurance Ltd v Cameron, Ben Smiley acted as junior counsel for the respondent, in a significant motor insurance case. In other recent news, Amanda Savage QC took silk in 2020 further strengthening chambers at the senior end. Meanwhile, among the set's junior ranks, Diarmuid Laffan and Josh Folkard are rising stars in chambers.

Rising stars

Josh Folkard - 4 New SquareThorough and approachable, and offers quality input.
Ranked: Tier 1
Diarmuid Laffan - 4 New SquareAlways delivers reliable commercial advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Cannon QC - 4 New SquareA truly impressive silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Graham Eklund QC - 4 New SquareFantastic for both advice and advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Elkington QC - 4 New SquareSharp, incisive and forensic. Ben is entirely approachable and engaging, with surgical precision in cross-examination. He quickly gets to grips with the key issues and has an excellent courtroom demeanour.
Ranked: Tier 3
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareExtremely bright with an incredible recall of information, and a formidable opponent.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Turner QC - 4 New SquareAdvice is proffered in a confident, thoughtful and ordered manner. David is bright, thorough, commercially aware and strategic.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Hext QC - 4 New SquareNeil has a finely tuned intellect, is logical and calm, and his judgement is excellent. He is also very down to earth and engaging, and his manner inspires confidence and respect in equal measure.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareUsed for the most sensitive and high-profile work. Jonathan is simply outstanding; he is able to grasp huge amounts of detail, and keep a clear view of the key issues and strategy at the same time.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareA go-to QC for coverage claims, he is calm, detailed and decisive, as well as a first-rate analyst. He also has an excellent manner in dealing with clients facing serious claims, which reassures them that their claims will be tenaciously defended.
Ranked: Tier 4
Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New SquareVery bright and great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jamie Smith QC - 4 New SquareProvides a fantastic service - Jamie is thorough, insightful and a great support. His advice is detailed but engaging, his submissions (both on his feet and in writing) are clear and compelling, and he is quick to grasp the nuances of a case.
Ranked: Tier 4
Roger Stewart QC - 4 New SquareAlways on my shortlist when we require sheer depth of experience, technical capability and gravitas.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alison Padfield QC - 4 New SquareAlison is an insurance guru and very well respected by clients and partners. She is always prepared, calm and unflappable and has a very easy manner that puts clients from all walks of life entirely at their ease. She is also intellectually outstanding and great on tactics.
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Amanda Savage - 4 New SquareAmanda has excellent attention to detail and is particularly skilled at drafting pleadings, while also being good on her feet in court.

Leading Juniors

Clare Dixon - 4 New SquareFirm in her view, all over the detail and one of my top three seniors. She is superb both on her feet and on paper, and delivers superb results.
Ranked: Tier 2
Helen Evans - 4 New SquareShe is intellectually brilliant, a clear thinker who cuts to the chase, and has exceptional knowledge of professional indemnity insurance. One of the most thorough barristers I have ever dealt with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Broomfield - 4 New SquareVery bright and intellectually able, and always comes up with a good solution for problems. He is also very good on his feet in court and able to change tack when circumstances demand.
Ranked: Tier 4
Miles Harris - 4 New SquareHardworking and very proactive. His experience spans a wide range of insurance litigation from legal expenses insurance to property claims, and insurance brokers’ negligence. He has great client care skills.
Ranked: Tier 4
Shail Patel - 4 New SquareFantastically approachable and commercial - the go-to barrister for legal issues of a quirky nature.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Smiley - 4 New SquareApproachable, bright and his paperwork is excellent. He brings a fresh perspective to cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
George Spalton - 4 New SquareGeorge is an excellent advocate and particularly good with clients. He is technically excellent, with a detailed knowledge of insurance law, which he is able to apply effectively in any given case.
Ranked: Tier 4

IT and telecoms

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New SquareA dynamic counsel for complex IT disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Thomas Ogden - 4 New SquareAn expert in the field of IT disputes; efficient, calm, realistic.
Ranked: Tier 2

International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 2

Nicholas Fletcher QC - 4 New SquareHe is an excellent and fair-minded arbitrator who fully appreciates both the legal and commercial aspects of disputes.

Public international law

Leading Juniors

Can Yeginsu - 4 New SquareA first-class international lawyer, with a very impressive breadth of expertise in the field. He has an unusual breadth of experience, spanning both commercial law and human rights, which is a great asset in cases that include elements of both.
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthieu Gregoire - 4 New SquareHe is a pleasure to work with, very able, hard working and dedicated. In addition to being dual qualified (France and England), he speaks and writes in both French and English to a native standard.
Ranked: Tier 3

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

Leading Juniors

Anthony Jones - 4 New SquareThe quality of his research, legal judgement and drafting is consistently excellent. Clients rightly jump at the chance to instruct him.
Ranked: Tier 2
Can Yeginsu - 4 New SquareProfound knowledge of freedom of expression and the quality of his work is superb.
Ranked: Tier 3

Administrative and public law (including elections)

Leading Silks

Jonathan Hough QC - 4 New SquareA master of the detail and the strategy.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Richard O'Brien - 4 New SquareHis advocacy and written work are always immaculately presented.
Ranked: Tier 2

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 2

Offering 'great strength in depth, just as in professional negligence', 4 New Square's strength in the professional discipline work is in the white-collar professions. In addition to members being instructed in cases concerning accountants (before the ICAEW and the FRC), surveyors and insolvency practitioners, the set's members are adept at legal regulatory matters: Ben Hubble QC represents the incoming president of the Law Society in Administrative Court proceedings after an attempt at a "private prosecution" before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) was struck out. Helen Evans is also a name to note as she is instructed in high-profile disciplinary matters.

Leading Silks

Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareExcellent from a technical perspective and very gentle with clients in a difficult situation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Lawrence QC - 4 New SquareBeautiful written style, analytical brain and great intellect.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jamie Smith QC - 4 New SquareA clear expert able to advise in an authoritative way whilst being very approachable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Bacon QC - 4 New SquareHe has a very commercial approach and is easy to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New SquareA superb intellect with great energy for tackling demanding cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alison Padfield QC - 4 New SquareShe has encyclopaedic knowledge of regulatory law and is very practical-minded.
Ranked: Tier 3
Roger Stewart QC - 4 New SquareHe has fantastic knowledge of professional negligence law, and very good approach to strategy - very user friendly and a top choice for leading professional service firms.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Siân Mirchandani QC - 4 New SquareShe is very hard-working, is an insightful lawyer, is quickly able to master technical detail, 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 marvelous choice of advocate.

Leading Juniors

Scott Allen - 4 New SquareVery tenacious - someone to have in your corner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Parker - 4 New SquareHe is an excellent advocate who presents well and can deal robustly with counter-arguments; good on paper; responsive; very personable. One of the best junior counsel for professional liability at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Helen Evans - 4 New SquareAn invaluable addition to any team.
Ranked: Tier 3
George Spalton - 4 New SquareGeorge is a thoroughly modern barrister, easy to engage with and sensible. He is very strong on strategy and good on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 4

Sport Tier 2

4 New Square is described as ‘a good sports law set of barristers’ which has a particular focus on disciplinary issues. The set is home to one of the leading silks in horse racing, Graeme McPherson QC, who regularly acts for the British Horseracing Authority as well as a number of high profile jockeys. Daniel Saoul QC also acts on disciplinary matters and has been active on disputes concerning football, athletics and boxing. Richard Liddell's 2020 appointment to Queen's Counsel strengthens the set at the senior end; his workload consists of commercial, regulatory and anti-doping issues. At the junior level, the 'extremely hardworking' and 'down to earthKendrah Potts receives considerable praise for her client care skills, and, in a recent case of note, she advised footballer Daniel Sturridge in his case against the FA concerning a breach of betting rules. Diarmuid Laffan and Pippa Manby are both names to note for anti-doping-related work.

Rising stars

William Harman - 4 New SquareHighly intelligent, articulate and sharp. Has a pragmatic approach in dealing with a variety of issues. Quickly grasps key evidential points.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Graeme McPherson QC - 4 New Square ‘Superb intellect and great energy for tackling demanding cases. Works on high profile sports matters.

Ranked: Tier 1

2019 Silks

Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareA methodical tactician and excellent advocate. Thinks of every angle, and is very easy to work with.

2020 Silks

Richard Liddell - 4 New SquareA welcome addition to the front Bench – a brilliant sports law lawyer with exceptional professional regulatory skills as part of his all-round talent. A vast array of sports-related experience and expertise. Tactical nous. Excellent manner with clients.

Leading Juniors

Kendrah Potts - 4 New SquareHas a depth of knowledge of the law, sports regulations and the sports industry that belies her year of call. Is both concise and comprehensive in her written and oral advice, is exceptional with clients, is quietly persuasive and passionate in her representation of clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Pippa Manby - 4 New SquareShe is technically excellent and strong in anti-doping work.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Smiley - 4 New SquareProvides clear, concise advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Diarmuid Laffan - 4 New SquareHis approach is incredibly professional and very strategic, distilling matters for lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
George Spalton - 4 New SquareAdept at managing difficult situations and can be relied upon to keep demanding clients happy.
Ranked: Tier 4

Commercial litigation Tier 3

4 New Square has 'quality barristers from top to bottom' and is 'clearly a set that is expanding and becoming ever-more well-known', particularly beyond areas such as professional negligence, where it is a market leader. Members are increasingly called upon to act on multi-jurisdictional cases, which stems partly from its growth in ancillary areas such as international arbitration. Highlights on this front include LIC Telecommunications SARL v VTB Capital, in which Graham Chapman QC is leading George Spalton. Another major case has been Deripaska v Chernukhin, where Justin Fenwick QC and Lucy Colter are representing the Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska.

Leading Silks

Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareHas a wealth of experience and a very practical approach. He is good at managing difficult clients. He is a really effective advocate, especially at the appellate level.
Ranked: Tier 3
Graham Chapman QC - 4 New SquareExcellent intellect and very user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Elkington QC - 4 New SquareSuperb on his feet, makes the most complicated scenario sound blissfully straight forward.
Ranked: Tier 5

2019 Silks

Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareCommercially minded, forensic and eloquent, this barrister is our first recommendation in any matter of substance.

Leading Juniors

George Spalton - 4 New SquareAn exceptional advocate - he rises above any unfortunate point-scoring by the opponent, never losing sight of the key issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Can Yeginsu - 4 New SquareYou know when you give him a piece of work, be it a pleading, evidence or skeleton, that it will come back in a state of perfection and that any issues he identifies will be matched by clever solutions - a dream junior barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Bradley - 4 New SquareAn eloquent advocate and fierce in cross examination; he is a wordsmith, both in settling pleadings and penning correspondence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Shail Patel - 4 New SquareFantastically approachable and commercial, the go-to barrister for legal issues of a quirky nature.
Ranked: Tier 4
Lucy Colter - 4 New SquareVery thorough and capable lawyer with an easy-going and highly professional attitude.
Ranked: Tier 5
Kendrah Potts - 4 New SquareVery responsive, succinct and commercial in her approach, she is an excellent pair of hands on any commercial, fraud or sports related dispute.
Ranked: Tier 5

Construction Tier 3

The 'very efficient' 4 New Square is instructed by major contractors and top tier law firms on a range of construction disputes. Paul Cowan acted for Sharpfibre Limited in Bouygues (UK) Ltd v Sharpfibre Ltd, a notable claim in respect of alleged defective cladding on a hotel, which has especially significant in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire and the subsequent Public Inquiry. Ben Patten QC is acting for the contractor, Lindum Group, in Volvo Group UK Ltd v Paul Robinson Partnership UK Ltd, Lindum Group Ltd, a claim concerning alleged defective pavement design and construction at a Volvo depot. Richard Liddell strengthened the set after taking silk in early 2020.

Leading Silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New SquareHe's just excellent, loved by clients, a great silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Cannon QC - 4 New SquareHis ability to work and cross-examine based on the original documents is prodigious and demonstrates the sharpness of his mind.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Patten QC - 4 New SquareHighly articulate and intelligent, well regarded by his clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareHe is an embodiment of legal acumen, competence, agility and commitment.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Siân Mirchandani QC - 4 New SquareGreat analytical skills – excellent drafting and advocacy skills.

2020 Silks

Richard Liddell QC - 4 New SquareHe is very able, extremely thorough with great attention to detail, and a pleasure to deal with.

Leading Juniors

Paul Cowan - 4 New SquareBy far the best in his class and our absolute go-to. I cannot speak highly enough of Paul.
Ranked: Tier 3
Timothy Chelmick - 4 New SquareHighly commercial, responsive, understands immediately what clients need and delivers.
Ranked: Tier 4
Cyril Chern - 4 New SquareImpressive both in his approach to complex construction matters but also with his astute commercial advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Lucy Colter - 4 New SquareShe is exceptional at what she does. She is highly organised, tough, determined and yet highly accessible.
Ranked: Tier 4
Paul Fisher - 4 New SquarePaul was incredibly diligent and easy to work with – a keen sense of detail coupled with a firm technical and legal understanding.
Ranked: Tier 4
George McDonald - 4 New SquareGeorge is a stunningly intelligent and incredibly personable guy.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Ogden - 4 New SquareCalm, intelligent, analytical and with an approachable manner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Hugh Saunders - 4 New SquareA straight-talking barrister who provides clear and decisive advice. Brilliant on his feet in the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 4

International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

4 New Square 'is becoming one of the top sets for commercial international arbitration now and their expertise in public international law is making them increasingly a go-to set for investment arbitrations too'. A healthy mix of experienced silks and juniors, several of which are former solicitors, has seen the set establish an increasingly strong presence in the market. Members regularly act together on cases, including Justin Fenwick QC and Timothy Chelmick, who represented the defendant in a major energy dispute. Roger Stewart QC and George Spalton were also involved in a significant development-related arbitration in Dubai.

Leading Silks

Roger Stewart QC - 4 New Square ‘An exceptionally good cross-examiner. He is calm, very persuasive in his oral submissions, has a good feel of the Tribunal and a very thoughtful and effective approach to tackling the most difficult issues.

Ranked: Tier 2
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareVery smooth delivery on his feet, and commands the confidence of clients. Always positive and energetic.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareHas a wonderful advocacy style - he is diligent in his preparation and a calming influence on a team.

Leading Juniors

George Spalton - 4 New SquareHe has excellent attention to detail but communicates ideas and explains strategy in a clear and concise manner.
Ranked: Tier 2

Can Yeginsu - 4 New Square ‘Falls into the exceptional category for us. Although he is not yet in silk, he clearly operates at that level, instilling trust and confidence in all professional settings.

Ranked: Tier 2
Timothy Chelmick - 4 New SquareCommercially minded, excellent drafting that gets straight to the crux of the matter, sensible dealing with pleadings and evidence.
Ranked: Tier 2
Dr Cyril Chern - 4 New SquarePossesses a razor-sharp intellect and encyclopaedic knowledge of international law along with a deep knowledge of construction and engineering.
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthieu Gregoire - 4 New SquareVery smart, hard worker, perfectly bilingual (English/French), and also very personable.
Ranked: Tier 3

European Union law

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Worboys - 4 New SquareSilks appreciate the way he sparks off ideas.
Ranked: Tier 3

Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Tom Asquith - 4 New SquareVery thorough and he really goes that extra mile to do a brilliant job.
Ranked: Tier 3
Shail Patel - 4 New SquareShail is a star. He is really easy to work with, he turns around matters quickly, has a great way of explaining challenging concepts to clients and assisting them to assess risk in a pragmatic and commercial way.
Ranked: Tier 3

Insolvency

Leading Silks

Hugh Jory QC - 4 New SquareHe is articulate, persuasive in court and he understands the intricacies of finance and commerce.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Tom Shepherd - 4 New SquareHe is adept at distilling vast amounts of complex information into key elements which fit together whilst ensuring that this is completely accessible.
Ranked: Tier 3

Employment

Leading Silks

Paul Nicholls QC - 4 New SquareVery clever and highly conscientious, with an outstanding ability to simplify complex issues.
Ranked: Tier 3

Pensions

Leading Silks

Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareVery approachable and available to discuss points as and when they arise - a great team player and a pleasure to work with. Technically strong and with a strong appreciation of how points will be received by the court.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Nigel Burroughs - 4 New SquareVery responsive to client demands. A strong mix of pensions and professional negligence expertise. A pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Offshore Tier 3

An 'impressive' set, 4 New Square's core strengths offshore mirror its leading status in London for professional discipline and professional negligence work. Justin Fenwick QC continues to represent the liquidators of Stanford International Bank in litigation against two onshore law firms, while Graham Chapman QC is involved both for and against offshore law firms and auditors in professional negligence cases. In addition, Nigel Burroughs and rising star Mark Cullen are key names in chambers with followings in the Isle of Man for a range of matters. Joshua Folkard is another up-and-coming junior in chambers.

Rising stars

Mark Cullen - 4 New SquareAn impressive junior with experience beyond his seniority in offshore work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Joshua Folkard - 4 New SquareThorough preparation. Impressive on his feet. I would highly recommend him.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Graham Chapman QC - 4 New SquareAn intellectual heavyweight with first-rate advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Justin Fenwick QC - 4 New SquareGood with numbers and financial model type cases. Tactically very astute.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Hubble QC - 4 New SquareOne of the most user-friendly silks in the fields of accountants regulatory investigations.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Daniel Saoul QC - 4 New SquareUser-friendly, great on detail, and very good on paper.

Leading Juniors

Nigel Burroughs - 4 New SquareGreat with strategy and always someone with good ideas about how to take a matter forward.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lucy Colter - 4 New SquareVery bright and good attention to detail. Also very responsive. Worked well as part of a team.
Ranked: Tier 2
George Spalton - 4 New SquareGeorge is a pleasure to work with: he is very pragmatic and user-friendly. He is adept at managing difficult situations and can be relied upon to keep demanding clients happy.
Ranked: Tier 2

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Leading Juniors

Tom Asquith - 4 New SquareA tenacious advocate, his written work is consistently sound and he is incredibly user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 4

Property litigation

Leading Silks

David Halpern QC - 4 New SquareA charming man with an agile and creative mind, a great person to have on your team. There is nothing which fazes him.
Ranked: Tier 4

Product liability Tier 4

Noted as a 'good set with a broad range of talent', 4 New Square mainly defends clients in consumer, commercial and regulatory product liability cases in a variety of industries. Of particular note, David Turner QC is acting for Servisair in a potential claim by a warehouse operator and several airlines arising out of a large fire at Heathrow Airport. The 'measured and insightful' Graham Eklund QC and Matthew Bradley, who operates a broad caseload of product liability claims, are also noteworthy in the field.

Leading Silks

Graham Eklund QC - 4 New SquareLots of expertise in both fire and flood-related cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Turner QC - 4 New SquareBrilliant mind, excellent tactician and supreme knowledge of the law.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Matthew Bradley - 4 New SquareHis expertise on product liability is invaluable.
Ranked: Tier 3

Company and partnership

Company - Leading juniors

Matthew Bradley - 4 New SquareHe has commercial know-how.
Ranked: Tier 5

Set overviews: England and Wales

A premier professional negligence and costs set, 4 New Square launched a new range of 'Costs ADR Services' as the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact the courts in March 2020. Roger Mallalieu QC, Richard Liddell QC, Amanda Savage QC, and door tenant Alex Hall Taylor QC were all appointed Queen’s Counsel the same month. A name of note on the international arbitration circuits, Arvind Nayar has joined chambers as a door tenant. Also of note, Murray Rosen QC was appointed by the Premier League Clubs as the first chair of their new Judicial Panel; Graeme McPherson QC was appointed as one of the Judicial Panel's members. Kendrah Potts was appointed to the LCAM arbitration and mediation panels.

Testimonials

Clerks:

A superbly professional set, supported by equally excellent clerks. They go the extra mile. Dennis Peck and Adam Homes have been particularly accommodating.

A very good clerks’ room. Friendly, commercial and always willing to help out. One of the best clerked sets in London.

All excellent. Lizzy Stewart is one of the finest I have ever come across.

All works very efficiently. Their seminars and podcasts are of a very high quality and they are streets ahead of competitors in understanding the value of regular high-quality seminars of this type. Alison’s clerk, Jack, is great to work with and very commercial in his approach on fees.

Andrew Call is particularly good and will always pick up a query to attempt to find a solution.

The clerks room is excellent at Four New Square. Dennis Peck in particular is outstanding, since he has worked at chambers for years and is familiar with the particular strengths of each barrister such that he can recommend the right barrister for each matter. They’re also very willing to be flexible which can be very helpful.

I have not yet encountered an unhelpful clerk. Particular mention goes to Jack Boggans and Andrew Call as being extremely helpful.

Very good service; always wiling to negotiate a reasonable fee in a pragmatic manner. Can negotiate staged payments and will at least consider CFA’s

Clerks are responsive and engaging. Nothing is too much trouble and will happily discuss potential instructions and right counsel to go to.

Clerks at 4NS are excellent and extremely practical. They add real value and are a joy to work with.

Clerks room is very good. They are straightforward and, helpfully, always provide a clear view as to the availability and suitability of their barristers for new matters.

Dennis Peck is always willing to go the extra mile to support our clients on counsel requirements and very good to work with.

Dennis Peck, Alex Dolby and Andrew Hall are responsive, pragmatic and sensible.

Excellent – I worked extensively with Tom Woolsey and he was always very helpful and supportive

I found Alex Dolby and Jack Boggans to be very impressive. Both were quick to turn around various requests and were proactive from their end to ensure the smooth execution of the instructions.

I have always used Dennis Peck and am always impressed with his speed in returning calls and knowledge of barristers skills across the set and so able to recommend appropriate people to me for a particular issue.

I have dealt with Chris Ebdon and Alex Dolby, both of whom are easy to deal with, always respond quickly and keep me informed.

I have found 4 New Square to have exceptional Clerking and they are all very responsive to me and my needs and a pleasure to work with.

Led by Lizzie Stewart, the clerks room is excellent. I feel I can speak freely to Lizzie and know that she will give me straightforward, honest, advice about the availability or suitability of members of Chambers. That is rare and very valuable to me.

Lizzy Stewart, Alex Dolby and James Barrass are all brilliant clerks, they work with the client on fees and estimates, overall the chambers is very user friendly.

The Chambers is very well run. Lizzie Stewart thoroughly understands the market and what instructing solicitors need. She has devised an imaginative and effective marketing strategy and brand, in my view.

The clerking team, for whom nothing is too much effort, are always willing to assist and are extremely responsive, in particular Adam Homes and Dennis Peck. They help resolve any logistical problems or issues with minimal fuss and are always willing to offer support when we are in London for meetings or hearings which is very helpful given we have traveled down from the North-West and do not have a local office we can use. They are friendly and approachable and a pleasure to work with.

The clerks are very helpful and attentive. They are always quick to respond to availability and fee queries. The clerks that I have dealt with recently include Dennis Peck, Nick Angliss and Jack Boggans. I have found all of them really helpful, especially Nick and Jack more recently who have assisted me in re-arranging hearings and co-ordinating availability in a multi-party disputes by taking it upon themselves to liaise with other parties’ clerks and the Court to secure a date.

Set:

4 New Square are my go-to Chambers. They offer an excellent service and are always able to provide strength in depth. Their training programme is also extensive and excellent.

4 New Square are my preferred set for professional negligence advice. All of their barristers at whatever level of qualification are at the top of the profession. Instructions are turned around in the promised time scale. Overall, very good Chambers.

4 New Square are one of the most approachable and user-friendly sets, who do their utmost to ensure that cases can be adequately covered by counsel, including at short notice where necessary. Counsel are invariably approachable and pragmatic in dealing with instructions, queries or requests. Work (both paper and in attendance at court / in conference) is always to a very impressive standard and is good value to the client. Training sessions are always well planned and engaging, often delivered in a way which presents difficult issues in an easy to understand format.

4 New Square are probably considered the pre-eminent set amongst the London professional indemnity and insurance markets. Whilst not necessarily the cheapest set, the quality of barristers, from junior level through to Queen’s counsel, is consistently impeccable. In addition, 4 New Square are renowned for their first-rate seminars and training programmes, particularly their annual professional indemnity conference, which is always widely attended and well received by solicitors, insurers and other market participants.

4 New Square are the set I always go to for insurance coverage work, particularly work with a fraud angle. There is an excellent of range of counsel from QC to more junior level depending on the needs of the case.

4 New Square are the ‘go to’ set for professional negligence claims or civil fraud claims in the professional negligence context. I would rarely look beyond this set for claims of this nature which has high quality counsel at all levels.

4 New Square are, and always have been, one of the go-to sets for professional negligence work. They have unrivalled strength in depth in this area. As such, there is always someone available. And because they are, pretty much without exception, excellent, it’s never usually a problem if the first or second choice is not available.

4 New Square has undeniable strength-in-depth in the field of professional negligence. There has to be a good reason to look elsewhere. This means that if a chosen barrister is unavailable, they are able to offer someone with an equivalent skill set.

4 New Square is a go-to set for all matters of costs. They do the leading cases and have the specialists whose knowledge is shared in-house. They always find someone for you, even at the last minute. They provide an interesting training/marketing/networking programme for solicitors including events focusing on women, which are some of the most interesting and thought-provoking events I have attended.

4 New Square is becoming one of the top sets for commercial international arbitration now and their expertise in public international law is making them increasingly a go-to set for investment arbitrations too. We have been very impressed by the modern approach of their barristers (who seem to work well in teams as well as individuals).

4 New Square is filled with knowledgeable barristers most of whom I have worked with from time to time. The 4 New Square annual Professional Negligence conference is s must attend event for most PI solicitors. In addition, 4 New Square have also conducted bespoke training by attending our offices to deliver training sessions to our junior lawyers.

4 New Square is my go-to set of chambers for professional risks work, especially solicitor defence matters on which the wide range of expertise is almost dizzying in its strength and breadth. There are simply no bad apples in this barrel!

4 New Square is the go-to set for commercial matters. All of the barristers I have worked with are excellent lawyers, personable, efficient and effective. On occasion chambers has allowed us to use their conference facilities when working in London even when they are not involved in the particular case.

4 New Square is the ‘gold standard’ for professional negligence. We’ve instructed numerous barristers from the Chambers for professional negligence cases both large and small and only ever been impressed.

4 New Square remain one of our go-to sets for civil litigation, particularly in professional negligence claims and in complex cases involving allegations of fraud/similar wrongdoing.

4 New Square remain the go-to set in professional negligence matters. The clerking is very effective and user-friendly. Having such a broad range of excellent barristers, with all levels of qualification, they really do provide a one-stop shop for professional negligence matters.

Four New Square is a leading set in the field of professional indemnity. They are a ‘go-to’ when counsel is required on a case. There is also a good range of specialism and expertise so it is generally easy to find someone with an underlying knowledge of a specific area of law – eg a professional indemnity specialist with experience of banking and finance, accountancy, wills and trusts, construction, sport, costs etc. The barristers and clerks are approachable and responsive. They are also happy to provide training to our team and also regularly publish articles, podcasts etc which helps with keeping abreast of legal developments.

I am generally very impressed by 4 New Square. They have great strength in depth and there is nearly always a barrister available who can offer the services required.

I have used 4 New Square (and its predecessor) for 20 years+. I always receive good service from all members of Chambers. They are extremely well-versed in professional negligence / insurance disputes and remain my ‘go to’ set for this work. I regularly attend their briefings which are always pitched at just the right level having regard to the breadth of experience of their audience.

I have worked with a number of 4NS’s barristers that practice sports law. Each of them are highly competent and a pleasure to work with. They are my go-to set for sports-related matters.

I have worked with a number of counsel from 4 New Square over the past couple of years and have always been impressed by them. In general, I have found 4NS counsel to be down-to-earth and good with clients but also very technically competent. Fees are generally very reasonable compared to the wider market.

I prefer 4 New Square to the other sets in this area for both insurance and reinsurance work and professional indemnity claims. In my experience they tend to be more reasonable in price, and more commercial in their approach, than other chambers. They are aware of the cost pressures that insurers are under and manage those well.

I work extensively with 4 New Square. It is my go-to set for professional indemnity work due to the first-rate experience of its members and the high levels of service.

I would describe 4NS as being an outstanding set who have set very high standards for their work ethics, specialisation, expertise and responsiveness and certainly the chamber of ‘choice’ as far as we are concerned. In specific and this is relevant to our work type, we have found both the silks and barristers to be very competent to handle multi-jurisdiction disputes which spread across different jurisdictions and impressed with their ability to work with clients, experts and counsels from other countries.

 

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 81 independent barrister practitioners, of whom 27 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).

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Lizzy Stewart
Members of Chambers CANNON QC, Mark (1985)
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 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 BACON QC, Nicholas (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 HOUGH QC, Jonathan (1997)
Members of Chambers CHAPMAN QC, Graham (1998)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS QC, Ben (1994)
Members of Chambers SMITH QC, Jamie (1995)
Members of Chambers HEXT QC, Neil (1995)
Members of Chambers MITCHELL QC, Paul (1999)
Members of Chambers PADFIELD QC, Alison (1992)
Members of Chambers SANDELLS QC, Nicole (1994)
Members of Chambers MARVEN QC, Robert (1994)
Members of Chambers MIRCHANDANI QC, Siân (1997)
Members of Chambers SAOUL QC, Daniel (2008)
Members of Chambers CHERN, FCIArb, Dr Cyril (1972)
Door Tenant BELLHOUSE, John*
Members of Chambers TYRELL, Glen (1977)
Door Tenant MAXTON, Dr Julie (1978)*
Members of Chambers PARKER, Paul (1986)
Members of Chambers BURROUGHS, Nigel (1991)
Members of Chambers EVANS, Hugh (1987)
Members of Chambers PHIPPS, Charles (1982)
Members of Chambers NICOL, Andrew (1991)
Members of Chambers SHALDON, Nicola (1994)
Door Tenant BENZ, Jeffrey (1994)*
Door Tenant HALL TAYLOR, Alex (1996)*
Members of Chambers COWAN, Paul (1997)
Members of Chambers BOWMER, Michael (1997)
Members of Chambers MALLALIEU, Roger (1998)
Members of Chambers LIDDELL, Richard (1999)
Members of Chambers SAVAGE, Amanda (1999)
Door Tenant FELDSCHREIBER, Dr Peter (2000)*
Members of Chambers INNES, Stephen (2000)
Members of Chambers ALLEN, Scott (2000)
Members of Chambers FELDSCHREIBER, Dr Peter (2000)*
Door Tenant BORLAND, Garry (2000)*
Members of Chambers EVANS, Helen (2001)
Members of Chambers TROMAN, Carl (2001)
Members of Chambers DIXON, Clare (2002)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Miles (2003)
Members of Chambers CHELMICK, Tim (2004)
Members of Chambers BRADLEY, Matthew (2004)
Members of Chambers SPALTON, George (2004)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Benjamin (2005)
Members of Chambers O'BRIEN, Richard (2005)
Members of Chambers PATEL, Shail (2006)
Members of Chambers POTTS, Kendrah (2017)
Members of Chambers SAUNDERS, Hugh (2006)
Members of Chambers HALE, Simon ( 2006)
Members of Chambers MCDONALD, George (2007)
Members of Chambers ASQUITH, Tom (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 SMILEY, Ben (2009)
Members of Chambers GREENWOOD, Christopher (2009)
Members of Chambers MANBY, Pippa (2010)
Members of Chambers BROOMFIELD, Nicholas (2010)
Member of Chambers WORBOYS, Jonathan (2010)
Members of Chambers JONES, Anthony (2011)
Members of Chambers KHANBHAI, Hamid (2011)
Members of Chambers FOWLER, Benjamin (2011)
Members of Chambers FISHER, Paul (2012)
Members of Chambers MORCOS, Peter (2012)
Members of Chambers O'KANE, Marie-Claire (2013)
Members of Chambers GREGOIRE, Matthieu (2013)
Members of Chambers CULLEN, Mark (2013)
Members of Chambers FOLKARD, Joshua (2013)
Members of Chambers LAFFAN, Diarmuid (2014)
Members of Chambers TEASDALE, Simon (2015)
Members of Chambers HARMAN, William (2016)
Members of Chambers DALY, Hannah (2017)
Members of Chambers MCDONALD, Ian (2017)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, John (2017)
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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.