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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'.
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.
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.’
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.’
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.
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.
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 earth' Kendrah 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 > Firm Profile
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).
|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)|
|Scott Allen||Experienced in professional indemnity, commercial litigation, insurance work, construction disputes, disciplinary and…||View Profile|
|Tom Asquith||Commercial barrister with particular specialisms in: Banking & Financial Services, Civil Fraud,…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Bacon QC||Leading Silk in costs work. For almost 20 years he has been…||View Profile|
|Jeffrey Benz||View Profile|
|Michael Bowmer||Barrister specialising in general Chancery and commercial litigation (encompassing real property; landlord…||View Profile|
|Mr Matthew Bradley||Commercial and commercial chancery litigation & arbitration, including: commercial contract disputes; company,…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Broomfield||Nick has a broad commercial practice with particular emphasis on property and…||View Profile|
|Nigel A Burroughs||Specialist in commercial Chancery litigation, company and insolvency, pensions and related professional…||View Profile|
|Mark Cannon QC||Barrister specialising in professional indemnity (particularly in a commercial context), insurance and…||View Profile|
|Graham Chapman QC||Specialises in the fields of commercial, offshore and professional liability, covering the…||View Profile|
|Timothy Chelmick||Barrister specialising in the fields of international arbitration, commercial and construction litigation…||View Profile|
|Dr Cyril Chern||View Profile|
|Lucy Colter||Lucy specialises incommercial litigation, with an emphasis also on construction and professional liability…||View Profile|
|Paul Cowan||Senior barrister and market-leading specialist in construction, engineering and technology disputes, as…||View Profile|
|Mark Cullen||Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, offshore work, civil fraud, professional liability claims…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Davidson QC||Barrister specialising in professional liability (especially legal, financial) and commercial cases including…||View Profile|
|Clare Dixon||Clare’s practice encompasses three main areas: professional liability, insurance and commercial litigation.…||View Profile|
|Graham Eklund QC||Practice encompasses all insurance-related matters, particularly fraudulent insurance claims and coverage issues;…||View Profile|
|Ben Elkington QC||Silk with a thriving practice centred on insurance, commercial, professional liability and…||View Profile|
|Hugh Evans||Barrister specialising in professional indemnity litigation. Cases: Wetherspoons v Harris ; UCB…||View Profile|
|Helen Evans||Barrister specialising in professional liability, disciplinary, insurance (including policy and coverage), fraud…||View Profile|
|Dr Peter Feldschreiber||Peter Feldschreiber is dually qualified as a barrister and a physician. He…||View Profile|
|Justin Fenwick QC||Justin Fenwick came to the Bar in 1981 and was appointed QC…||View Profile|
|Paul Fisher||Barrister developing a practice in all aspects of professional liability and general…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Fletcher QC||Arbitrator specialising in finance and banking; joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements; oil and…||View Profile|
|Josh Folkard||Joshua Folkard has a broad commercial practice, with particular specialisms in the…||View Profile|
|Benjamin Fowler||Benjamin is a commercial practitioner with a particular focus on construction and…||View Profile|
|Christopher Greenwood||Barrister specialising in professional liability, insurance, mortgage and banking litigation, commercial litigation,…||View Profile|
|Matthieu Gregoire||Matthieu Gregoire is a barrister at 4 New Square Chambers specialising in…||View Profile|
|Alex Hall Taylor||Commercial litigator with particular expertise in financial and business disputes. Main areas…||View Profile|
|David Halpern QC||Since taking silk in 2006, David has continued to focus on his…||View Profile|
|William Harman||View Profile|
|Miles Harris||View Profile|
|Neil Hext QC||Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, insurance and professional negligence. He appears regularly…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Hough QC||Principal areas of practice are: insurance and reinsurance; professional liability; commercial and…||View Profile|
|Ben Hubble QC||Ben is a specialist in professional liability, regulatory and disciplinary and commercial…||View Profile|
|Melody Ihuoma||View Profile|
|Stephen Innes||Stephen’s practice is in commercial dispute resolution, with his main areas of…||View Profile|
|Anthony Jones||Anthony Jones has a broad practice in commercial law, international arbitration, insurance,…||View Profile|
|Hamid Khanbhai||Hamid has been a developing practice in commercial dispute resolution, insurance and…||View Profile|
|Diarmuid Laffan||Broad practice encompassing (i) commercial litigation and arbitration, (ii) sports law, (iii)…||View Profile|
|Patrick Lawrence QC||Barrister specialising in professional negligence, professional disciplinary and regulatory matters, insurance, and…||View Profile|
|Richard Liddell||Wide-ranging practice with particular experience and expertise in the following areas: (i)…||View Profile|
|Roger Mallalieu||Costs and civil procedure, professional negligence (including clinical negligence), solicitors regulatory, commercial.||View Profile|
|Pippa Manby||Junior barrister practising across the range of chambers’ work, including commercial dispute…||View Profile|
|Robert Marven QC||Robert Marven is a specialist in all areas of costs law. He is…||View Profile|
|Ian McDonald||View Profile|
|George McDonald||George has extensive experience of commercial disputes with a real focus on…||View Profile|
|Graeme McPherson QC||Principal areas of practice are (1) professional liability (in particular claims involving…||View Profile|
|Siân Mirchandani QC||Siân Mirchandani QC has established a broad commercial practice encompassing construction/engineering, professional…||View Profile|
|Mr Paul Mitchell QC||View Profile|
|Simon Monty QC||Barrister specialising in professional liability litigation and regulation; acting mainly for, but…||View Profile|
|Peter Morcos||Peter is developing a broad commercial practice in line with chambers’ areas…||View Profile|
|Andrew R Nicol||Barrister specialising in professional indemnity, banking, employment, general commercial; insurance/reinsurance.||View Profile|
|Thomas Ogden||View Profile|
|Richard O’Brien||Richard practises predominantly in the fields of commercial, professional negligence, and public…||View Profile|
|Marie-Claire O’Kane||Barrister practising in commercial litigation, international arbitration, professional liability, construction and public…||View Profile|
|Alison Padfield QC||Alison is a commercial silk with particular expertise in insurance and reinsurance,…||View Profile|
|Paul A Parker||Barrister specialising in professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance, general chancery and commercial;…||View Profile|
|Shail Patel||A commercial litigation barrister with experience in financial services, insurance, professional indemnity…||View Profile|
|Ben Patten QC||Ben specialises in professional negligence, construction and commercial litigation with particular expertise…||View Profile|
|Charles Phipps||Barrister specialising in professional liability, disputes concerning confidentiality, and insurance.||View Profile|
|Kendrah Potts||Kendrah was called to the Bar after working as a solicitor for…||View Profile|
|Murray Rosen QC||Murray Rosen QC is an international arbitrator. He also sits as a…||View Profile|
|Nicole Sandells QC||Nicole Sandells specialises in unjust enrichment, civil fraud, and equitable remedies and…||View Profile|
|Daniel Saoul QC||View Profile|
|Hugh Saunders||Hugh is ranked as a leading junior in construction, engineering and technology…||View Profile|
|Amanda Savage||Practises across the range of chambers work, including commercial litigation and professional…||View Profile|
|Nicola Shaldon||Barrister specialising in professional liability, construction and commercial litigation.||View Profile|
|Tom Shepherd||Barrister||View Profile|
|Ben Smiley||Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution in core areas: commercial, insurance, professional liability,…||View Profile|
|Jamie Smith QC||Principal areas of practice are professional liability (with particular emphasis on auditors…||View Profile|
|George Spalton||George’s practice falls into five principal areas: Commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration,…||View Profile|
|Roger Stewart QC||Has a broad commercial practice with particular specialisation in international arbitration, insurance…||View Profile|
|Carl Troman||Commercial litigation with particular emphasis on claims against professionals including solicitors, accountants,…||View Profile|
|David Turner QC||David specialises in commercial insurance and reinsurance as well as professional indemnity…||View Profile|
|Glen Tyrell||Barrister specialising in professional negligence, personal injury and disciplinary proceedings.||View Profile|
|Benjamin Williams QC||Barrister with a common law and commercial practice, specialising in insurance related…||View Profile|
|Dr Josh Wilson||Practises as a Silk in chancery, common law, sports, arbitration, regulatory and…||View Profile|
|Benjamin Wood||Practises in all core areas of chambers’ work, with a particular interest…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Worboys||Jonathan has an international and domestic practice focusing on public international law,…||View Profile|
|Can Yeginsu||Can combines a strong practice in international arbitration and commercial litigation (including…||View Profile|
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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.
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.
Top Tier Set Rankings
- London Bar Fraud: civil
- London Bar Costs
- London Mediators
- London Bar Consumer
- London Bar Inquests and inquiries
- London Bar Professional negligence
- London Bar Insurance and reinsurance
- London Bar IT and telecoms
- London Bar International arbitration: arbitrators
- London Bar Public international law
- London Bar Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
- London Bar Administrative and public law (including elections)
- London Bar Professional disciplinary and regulatory law
- London Bar Sport
- London Bar Commercial litigation
- London Bar Construction
- London Bar International arbitration: counsel
- London Bar European Union law
- London Bar Financial services regulation
- London Bar Insolvency
- London Bar Employment
- London Bar Pensions
- London Bar Offshore
- London Bar Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
- London Bar Property litigation
- London Bar Product liability
- London Bar Company and partnership
- Regional Bar Set overviews: England and Wales
- London Bar Set overviews: England and Wales