Set Profile > New Square Chambers > London, England

New Square Chambers
12 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SW
England

Property and construction

Leading Juniors

Justin Perring -New Square ChambersHis practice includes contentious and non-contentious property work including real property, trusts of land, and landlord and tenant matters.
Ranked: Tier 1

Offshore

Leading Silks

Nicholas Le Poidevin QC - New Square ChambersHis opinions are given great weight by the courts of the Channel Islands and elsewhere.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Mark Hubbard - New Square ChambersAn encyclopaedic brain and savvy approach make him an outstanding advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Adamyk - New Square ChambersGreat eye for detail, user friendly, fiendishly clever.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lynton Tucker - New Square ChambersReally at the top of the tree and an excellent trial advocate, he has intellectual rigour and knows what team work is.
Ranked: Tier 2

Agriculture Tier 2

Members of New Square Chambers are ‘always helpful and go above and beyond’, leveraging their ‘renowned expertise’ in town and village greens, access to the countryside, common land, rights of way and the law of highways. In the case of Roxlena Limited v Cumbria County Council, George Laurence QC is representing the appellant/claimant in seeking permission from the Supreme Court to appeal a modification order under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 which would provide 44 new footpaths crisscrossing the client’s land.

Leading Silks

George Laurence QC - New Square ChambersHe has almost single-handedly made the modern law on village greens.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Alexander Learmonth - New Square ChambersAn industrious and persuasive trial advocate both orally and in writing.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Wilmshurst - New Square ChambersMeticulous, thoughtful and with an open mind to new legal angles.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ross Crail - New Square ChambersShe is an outstanding black-letter lawyer who brings interest and enthusiasm to her work.
Ranked: Tier 4

Commercial litigation

Leading Juniors

Justin Perring - New Square ChambersA leading junior for commercial work.
Ranked: Tier 2

Commercial litigation

Leading Juniors

Simon Adamyk - New Square ChambersIncredibly professional, polite, perceptive, highly intelligent and is able to untangle complex conundrums.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Eaton Turner - New Square ChambersExcellent forensic skills, crisp drafting, speed of response and excellent client care - very user friendly and popular with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Hood - New Square ChambersMy 'go to' barrister for complex matters - I would be worried if the other side instructed him before I did.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: civil

Leading Juniors

Nigel Hood - New Square ChambersIncisive, tenacious, responsive and measured advice - excellent client skills with the right mix of gravitas.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Adamyk - New Square ChambersGreat eye for detail, user friendly, and fiendishly clever.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mark Hubbard - New Square ChambersHis advice is clear and pragmatic and he is great fun to work with; an encyclopaedic brain and savvy approach make him an outstanding advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

Private client: trusts and probate Tier 2

New Square Chambers is a ‘well-known and highly regarded set’ with a ‘small but impressive cadre of specialist traditional Chancery barristers who are among the leading practitioners in this area.’ In Lutfi Talib in British and Malayan Trustees Ltd v Talib Nicholas Le Poidevin QC advised on the terms of an old settlement in Singapore that had made complicated provision for the settlor’s family to share in its income. The Singapore court ruled in favour of the brothers following the terms of Le Poidevin’s advice. Also of note, Mark Hubbard's practice goes from strength to strength as he ascends the junior rankings.

Leading Silks

Nicholas Le Poidevin QC - New Square ChambersIs in a class of his own when it comes to his knowledge of trust law and practice both onshore and offshore. He quickly grasps complex points and is able to dispense advice in a form which is both comprehensive and intelligible.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Alexander Learmonth - New Square ChambersHas a wealth of expertise in the field of contentious trusts and probate and is able to deliver technical advice in a concise and clear manner – his style of advocacy is measured and cogent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lynton Tucker - New Square ChambersHis intellect is legendary and enables him to provide clear, calm, and measured advice on the most complex of fiduciary issues - having Lynton in one's corner is a significant advantage.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Hubbard - New Square ChambersAn encyclopaedic brain and savvy approach make him an outstanding advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Aidan Briggs - New Square ChambersBright, articulate and authoritative. Grasps complex points and finds highly effective solutions: both legal and practical.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Schaw Miller - New Square ChambersHas a mind the size of a planet - his knowledge of the law is excellent and he has a great deal of common sense.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rodney Stewart Smith - New Square ChambersA highly respected junior.
Ranked: Tier 4

Insolvency Tier 3

New Square Chambers is 'fast becoming the go-to set for insolvency work at the junior end', with barristers who have particular expertise in offshore insolvency but also regularly handle domestic corporate and personal insolvencies. Able to draw on his experience in shareholder disputes, Robin Hollington QC is noted for his UK-based and international insolvency litigation practice. He recently led Simon Adamyk in relation to to advising a high-value public listed company on the risk of winding up proceedings threatened by minority shareholders. Senior junior David Eaton Turner has an outstanding insolvency and restructuring practice. Jessica Powers is fast developing a strong commercial chancery practice, with a focus on insolvency, and is certainly a name to note at the junior Bar.

Leading Silks

Robin Hollington QC - New Square ChambersHe is a fearless advocate and I have heard him described as a “battle tank” when in court. He has an excellent offshore practice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

David Eaton Turner - New Square ChambersExcellent forensic skills, crisp drafting, speed of response and excellent client care. Very user friendly and popular with clients. Great communicator.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Lopian - New Square ChambersHe has an inordinate ability to quickly assert command over a new matter.
Ranked: Tier 3
Conn MacEvilly - New Square ChambersHe is clearly on top of the law in his specialist areas. His is courteous and assertive without being aggressive which gains the respective of his peers and the bench.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adrian Pay - New Square ChambersA good lawyer and a fighter. Extremely thorough. Provides good written work.
Ranked: Tier 5
Jessica Powers - New Square ChambersVery quick to get on top of complex material; detail focused, but also down to earth and easy to talk to; excellent on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 5

Property litigation Tier 4

New Square Chambers is a set with ‘renowned expertise in public rights of way, village greens, administrative and public law’ and is equally well-regarded for its handling of real property and landlord and tenant disputes. George Laurence QC is 'a leading authority on the law relating to public rights of way and open spaces'. In a recent highlight, Alexander Learmonth was instructed for Price v Saundry, a Court of Appeal case in which he represented the beneficiary of a dozen rental properties in forcing the trustee to account for and sell the portfolio; the matter was gained further significance via the discovery of various irregularities and illegal payments.

Leading Silks

George Laurence QC - New Square ChambersHe is of the highest calibre. An inspiring leader and a person of great personal integrity and kindness.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Ross Crail - New Square ChambersShe is extremely thorough with intellectual rigour.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander Learmonth - New Square ChambersAn excellent property junior. Comfortable arguing in writing or on his feet. A team player and especially good at property disputes in the context of trusts.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Schaw Miller - New Square ChambersHe has a mind the size of a planet, his knowledge of the law is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 4
Gary Pryce - New Square ChambersGary is robust and extremely confident. He does not shy away from the trickier cases and quite often can identify discrete and/or novel issues. He is tactically astute and always keen to get the best possible outcome for the client. His drafting is first rate and his advocacy is clear and concise.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jeff Hardman - New Square ChambersIntelligent and persuasive, he knows how to win a case and goes the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 5

Company and partnership

'A great set, stuffed to the gunnels with super bright individuals', New Square Chambers' members cover the gamut of contentious and non-contentious company law work, with a stand-out offshore practice. Robin Hollington QC is known for shareholder disputes and regularly appears in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is leading Adrian Pay in Re Compound Photonics, an unfair prejudice petition, on behalf of the minority shareholders. In (1)Elnur Aliyev (2) Pure Energy Developments SARL v (1) Panacea Resource Solutions Limited (2) Panacea PED LimitedJonathan Lopian is representing the first defendant in a contractual and unfair prejudice claim.

Company - Leading Silks

Robin Hollington QC - New Square ChambersExceptionally good on paper, encyclopaedic knowledge of company law. Top silk for shareholder disputes.
Ranked: Tier 2

Company - Leading juniors

David Eaton Turner - New Square ChambersVery good in assimilating a lot of background facts and providing a detailed written advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Adamyk - New Square ChambersHe is incredibly bright and an absolute go-to barrister for anything that is horrendously complicated.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Lopian - New Square ChambersHis highly analytical approach ensures that no points are left unexplored so that he always approaches each matter with a fresh pair of eyes.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adrian Pay - New Square ChambersA good choice for shareholder disputes and oppression claims. Excellent on the big picture (with a deep knowledge of the field) and very strong on drafting and presentation of evidence.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

New Square Chambers  handles an eclectic range of Chancery work, including a range of property and insolvency litigation as well as company and trusts disputes both on- and offshore. Under the banner of New Square Chambers Consulting, the set has an initiative embedding barristers in law firms for informal advice prior to formal instructions. As far as recruitment is concerned, Justin Perring joined from Pallant Chambers, William Hopkin joined from Magdalen Chambers, Amit Karia joined from Thomas More Chambers.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Clerks are always willing to assist, even outside normal office hours, and provide helpful, accurate, and timely responses to all queries on fees, availability, and expertise

I have always found then helpful and friendly – a joy to work with. They are very proactive both in identifying the right barrister for the task at hand as well as returning calls with the minimum delay.

I have always had a good experience when contacting the clerks. They have been friendly and helpful every time I have been in touch. Most importantly they are very responsive and never fail to get back to me in a timely fashion. A joy to work with.

I have always had very professional service from the clerks’ room.

Michelle Greene and Senior Clerk, Phil Reeves, are an absolute joy to deal with. The clerks’ room is always available, always return your call quickly and no matter is ever too trivial to deal with. The clerks at NSC value their relationships with their instructing solicitors and the level of service absolutely hands down beats any other set I work with.

Phil Reeves and Michelle Greene run an excellent ship. The clerks are above and beyond helpful, always willing to go the extra mile and make instructing anyone at Chambers an easy choice. If they can help they will and if there is any reason it is not a case for NSC, Phil and Michelle are always happy to help with referrals outside to other sets. This level of service has been particularly marked during the current C19 pandemic when both Phil and Michelle have gone out of their way to ensure a continuity of service in difficult times delivered with a superlative level of professionalism. Great job all around!

Phil Reeves is very helpful indeed – always available and sensibly commercial.

Clerks are very adept at dealing with the London Courts and very obliging with procedural problem-solving.

Services at Chambers and Clerk’s service are very good. They have managed in an appropriate way the billing and any reservations and accommodations needs etc.

The clerks are practical and pragmatic and run a well organised ship.

The clerks’ room is efficiently run and any enquiries I Have made are always dealt with promptly and efficiently.

We have a very good relationship with John Campbell, Business Development Director, whom we meet regularly to discuss new instructions, events, better ways of working etc.

Set:

A very good set, making significant inroads into a difficult market, and has now established itself as a real rival to the main players in this area (XXIV Old Buildings, Wilberforce etc).

A well-known and highly regarded set.

Always go above and beyond, helpful and transparent.

An absolutely first-class set, to which one would turn in relation to any aspect of private client law.

An excellent set overall. True strength in depth. A good selection of well known and experienced barristers. They are raising the set’s and their individual profiles by “getting out there” whether by giving talks, arranging conferences, or setting up “surgeries” in solicitors’ offices under the banner of New Square Chambers Consulting, an innovative scheme set up in 2018 with the support and encouragement of the set’s business development director John Campbell and his team, which has been a great success.

Chambers always deliver a first-class service. The clerks are responsive and helpful.

Excellent set of Chambers, with whom we have very good links. The set has many able barristers in this area. We also instruct Alexander Learmonth. Aidan and Alex are frequent speakers (as are others in Chambers) at our annual Bristol seminar (held in conjunction with ACTAPS) for contentious and non-contentious private client practitioners. We frequently attend seminars held by this Chambers.

Excellent. Fairly priced. Human. Lovely people who provide a cracking service.

Excellent. My favourite chambers by far. Decent pricing. Always happy to help

Fast becoming the ‘go-to’ set for insolvency work at the junior end. Fantastic group of insolvency juniors. Jon Colclough also warrants a particular mention in that regard. Good clerking too.

I have found the service provided by New Square Chambers to be excellent. The set has some excellent barristers at every level of practice.

New Square Chambers has to be at the very top of the list when it comes to strength in depth. They have also impressed me with their willingness to embrace innovative ways to make themselves more relevant to the solicitors’ profession by not only giving talks and holding conferences but also making themselves available to hold “surgeries” in solicitors’ offices to give ad hoc advice Williams on several occasions and she appears to be an extremely bright and personable (non-gendered adjective) individual.

I have worked with this chambers and various barristers for many years and have found them to be organised, supportive, and cohesive.

New Square Chambers is known for their expertise in trust and estate disputes. Their approach is refreshing, their clerks are always helpful and went above and beyond supporting us in a recent trial we were involved in.

New Square Chambers are understandably a leading set within the commercial litigation realm. They have great depth and strength across the team, and their fees are more than reasonable. The clerks are knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended set of Chambers with a very strong team.

New Square Chambers has a large number of capable counsel. One of the leading Chancery sets.

New Square Chambers has a small but impressive cadre of specialist traditional chancery barristers who are among the leading practitioners in this area, as demonstrated by their editorship of the leading texts, such as Lewin on Trusts.

New Square Chambers has renowned expertise in public rights of way, village greens, and administrative and public law work and can field a team at all levels of seniority to deal with disputes; Counsel are highly accessible and willing to make themselves available at all times to assist; they offer a number of high-quality seminars in the area (both in-person and remotely).

New Square Chambers have a good set of silks and juniors.

New Square Chambers have really raised their profile over the last couple of years. They certainly have strength in depth and run some really good conference programmes as well.

New Square Chambers is a first-rate set that we use for various Chancery matters. They provide first-rate talent at all levels.

New Square Chambers is a great set, stuffed to the gunnels with super bright individuals who are friendly and approachable yet talented and very very bright.

New Square Chambers is one of the strongest private client chambers that we use. Their training courses (e.g. the Lewin on Trusts annual conference and New Square Thursdays) are always well attended and they draw together a wealth of information on trends and changes to private client law and practice. There is always healthy debate about the differences between the various offshore and onshore jurisdictions and I, for one, wouldn’t miss a conference!

New Square Chambers’ clerks are attentive and helpful (even at very short notice), and their recommendations and short-lists are always trustworthy. All inquiries, whether large or small, are addressed promptly and informatively.

New Square is always helpful and goes above and beyond.

One the “go-to” Chancery sets in London: real strength in depth.

Professional, helpful, and approachable clerking and support teams, always at hand when needed.

The barristers in this chambers are of a very high standard in terms of providing quality services.

The chambers appear quite dynamic, attracting barristers from different chambers and promoting themselves outside London.

The chambers have a good spread of specialisms covered. Their juniors are well experienced in insolvency work and the ‘winding-up petitions’ lists i.e. corporate insolvency.

The clerks are always helpful and I am impressed by the consistently high quality of the manner in which they deal with Jonathan’s cases.

They are fast establishing themselves as one of the leading Chancery sets and have been noted for their aggressive marketing and hiring strategy. They are always a pleasure to work with and no job is too big or too small.

Very efficient and helpful clerking wide range of call with strength in depth meaning matching counsel to matters is made easy

Very good speed of response from clerking team regarding obtaining fee quotes and instructing counsel. A good range of both senior and junior barristers available to instruct.

Very much one of London’s ‘go-to’ sets for general commercial, shareholder/company, and insolvency issues.

We have used this chambers in relation to a number of complex insolvency cases and we have always been impressed by the quality of the service both in terms of the clerking team but also the barristers.

Set overviews: England and Wales

New Square Chambers  handles an eclectic range of Chancery work, including a range of property and insolvency litigation as well as company and trusts disputes both on- and offshore. Under the banner of New Square Chambers Consulting, the set has an initiative embedding barristers in law firms for informal advice prior to formal instructions. As far as recruitment is concerned, Justin Perring joined from Pallant Chambers, William Hopkin joined from Magdalen Chambers, Amit Karia joined from Thomas More Chambers.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Clerks are always willing to assist, even outside normal office hours, and provide helpful, accurate, and timely responses to all queries on fees, availability, and expertise

I have always found then helpful and friendly – a joy to work with. They are very proactive both in identifying the right barrister for the task at hand as well as returning calls with the minimum delay.

I have always had a good experience when contacting the clerks. They have been friendly and helpful every time I have been in touch. Most importantly they are very responsive and never fail to get back to me in a timely fashion. A joy to work with.

I have always had very professional service from the clerks’ room.

Michelle Greene and Senior Clerk, Phil Reeves, are an absolute joy to deal with. The clerks’ room is always available, always return your call quickly and no matter is ever too trivial to deal with. The clerks at NSC value their relationships with their instructing solicitors and the level of service absolutely hands down beats any other set I work with.

Phil Reeves and Michelle Greene run an excellent ship. The clerks are above and beyond helpful, always willing to go the extra mile and make instructing anyone at Chambers an easy choice. If they can help they will and if there is any reason it is not a case for NSC, Phil and Michelle are always happy to help with referrals outside to other sets. This level of service has been particularly marked during the current C19 pandemic when both Phil and Michelle have gone out of their way to ensure a continuity of service in difficult times delivered with a superlative level of professionalism. Great job all around!

Phil Reeves is very helpful indeed – always available and sensibly commercial.

Clerks are very adept at dealing with the London Courts and very obliging with procedural problem-solving.

Services at Chambers and Clerk’s service are very good. They have managed in an appropriate way the billing and any reservations and accommodations needs etc.

The clerks are practical and pragmatic and run a well organised ship.

The clerks’ room is efficiently run and any enquiries I Have made are always dealt with promptly and efficiently.

We have a very good relationship with John Campbell, Business Development Director, whom we meet regularly to discuss new instructions, events, better ways of working etc.

Set:

A very good set, making significant inroads into a difficult market, and has now established itself as a real rival to the main players in this area (XXIV Old Buildings, Wilberforce etc).

A well-known and highly regarded set.

Always go above and beyond, helpful and transparent.

An absolutely first-class set, to which one would turn in relation to any aspect of private client law.

An excellent set overall. True strength in depth. A good selection of well known and experienced barristers. They are raising the set’s and their individual profiles by “getting out there” whether by giving talks, arranging conferences, or setting up “surgeries” in solicitors’ offices under the banner of New Square Chambers Consulting, an innovative scheme set up in 2018 with the support and encouragement of the set’s business development director John Campbell and his team, which has been a great success.

Chambers always deliver a first-class service. The clerks are responsive and helpful.

Excellent set of Chambers, with whom we have very good links. The set has many able barristers in this area. We also instruct Alexander Learmonth. Aidan and Alex are frequent speakers (as are others in Chambers) at our annual Bristol seminar (held in conjunction with ACTAPS) for contentious and non-contentious private client practitioners. We frequently attend seminars held by this Chambers.

Excellent. Fairly priced. Human. Lovely people who provide a cracking service.

Excellent. My favourite chambers by far. Decent pricing. Always happy to help

Fast becoming the ‘go-to’ set for insolvency work at the junior end. Fantastic group of insolvency juniors. Jon Colclough also warrants a particular mention in that regard. Good clerking too.

I have found the service provided by New Square Chambers to be excellent. The set has some excellent barristers at every level of practice.

New Square Chambers has to be at the very top of the list when it comes to strength in depth. They have also impressed me with their willingness to embrace innovative ways to make themselves more relevant to the solicitors’ profession by not only giving talks and holding conferences but also making themselves available to hold “surgeries” in solicitors’ offices to give ad hoc advice Williams on several occasions and she appears to be an extremely bright and personable (non-gendered adjective) individual.

I have worked with this chambers and various barristers for many years and have found them to be organised, supportive, and cohesive.

New Square Chambers is known for their expertise in trust and estate disputes. Their approach is refreshing, their clerks are always helpful and went above and beyond supporting us in a recent trial we were involved in.

New Square Chambers are understandably a leading set within the commercial litigation realm. They have great depth and strength across the team, and their fees are more than reasonable. The clerks are knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended set of Chambers with a very strong team.

New Square Chambers has a large number of capable counsel. One of the leading Chancery sets.

New Square Chambers has a small but impressive cadre of specialist traditional chancery barristers who are among the leading practitioners in this area, as demonstrated by their editorship of the leading texts, such as Lewin on Trusts.

New Square Chambers has renowned expertise in public rights of way, village greens, and administrative and public law work and can field a team at all levels of seniority to deal with disputes; Counsel are highly accessible and willing to make themselves available at all times to assist; they offer a number of high-quality seminars in the area (both in-person and remotely).

New Square Chambers have a good set of silks and juniors.

New Square Chambers have really raised their profile over the last couple of years. They certainly have strength in depth and run some really good conference programmes as well.

New Square Chambers is a first-rate set that we use for various Chancery matters. They provide first-rate talent at all levels.

New Square Chambers is a great set, stuffed to the gunnels with super bright individuals who are friendly and approachable yet talented and very very bright.

New Square Chambers is one of the strongest private client chambers that we use. Their training courses (e.g. the Lewin on Trusts annual conference and New Square Thursdays) are always well attended and they draw together a wealth of information on trends and changes to private client law and practice. There is always healthy debate about the differences between the various offshore and onshore jurisdictions and I, for one, wouldn’t miss a conference!

New Square Chambers’ clerks are attentive and helpful (even at very short notice), and their recommendations and short-lists are always trustworthy. All inquiries, whether large or small, are addressed promptly and informatively.

New Square is always helpful and goes above and beyond.

One the “go-to” Chancery sets in London: real strength in depth.

Professional, helpful, and approachable clerking and support teams, always at hand when needed.

The barristers in this chambers are of a very high standard in terms of providing quality services.

The chambers appear quite dynamic, attracting barristers from different chambers and promoting themselves outside London.

The chambers have a good spread of specialisms covered. Their juniors are well experienced in insolvency work and the ‘winding-up petitions’ lists i.e. corporate insolvency.

The clerks are always helpful and I am impressed by the consistently high quality of the manner in which they deal with Jonathan’s cases.

They are fast establishing themselves as one of the leading Chancery sets and have been noted for their aggressive marketing and hiring strategy. They are always a pleasure to work with and no job is too big or too small.

Very efficient and helpful clerking wide range of call with strength in depth meaning matching counsel to matters is made easy

Very good speed of response from clerking team regarding obtaining fee quotes and instructing counsel. A good range of both senior and junior barristers available to instruct.

Very much one of London’s ‘go-to’ sets for general commercial, shareholder/company, and insolvency issues.

We have used this chambers in relation to a number of complex insolvency cases and we have always been impressed by the quality of the service both in terms of the clerking team but also the barristers.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

Leading Juniors

Justin Perring -New Square ChambersHis practice includes contentious and non-contentious property work including real property, trusts of land, and landlord and tenant matters.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

New Square Chambers  handles an eclectic range of Chancery work, including a range of property and insolvency litigation as well as company and trusts disputes both on- and offshore. Under the banner of New Square Chambers Consulting, the set has an initiative embedding barristers in law firms for informal advice prior to formal instructions. As far as recruitment is concerned, Justin Perring joined from Pallant Chambers, William Hopkin joined from Magdalen Chambers, Amit Karia joined from Thomas More Chambers.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Clerks are always willing to assist, even outside normal office hours, and provide helpful, accurate, and timely responses to all queries on fees, availability, and expertise

I have always found then helpful and friendly – a joy to work with. They are very proactive both in identifying the right barrister for the task at hand as well as returning calls with the minimum delay.

I have always had a good experience when contacting the clerks. They have been friendly and helpful every time I have been in touch. Most importantly they are very responsive and never fail to get back to me in a timely fashion. A joy to work with.

I have always had very professional service from the clerks’ room.

Michelle Greene and Senior Clerk, Phil Reeves, are an absolute joy to deal with. The clerks’ room is always available, always return your call quickly and no matter is ever too trivial to deal with. The clerks at NSC value their relationships with their instructing solicitors and the level of service absolutely hands down beats any other set I work with.

Phil Reeves and Michelle Greene run an excellent ship. The clerks are above and beyond helpful, always willing to go the extra mile and make instructing anyone at Chambers an easy choice. If they can help they will and if there is any reason it is not a case for NSC, Phil and Michelle are always happy to help with referrals outside to other sets. This level of service has been particularly marked during the current C19 pandemic when both Phil and Michelle have gone out of their way to ensure a continuity of service in difficult times delivered with a superlative level of professionalism. Great job all around!

Phil Reeves is very helpful indeed – always available and sensibly commercial.

Clerks are very adept at dealing with the London Courts and very obliging with procedural problem-solving.

Services at Chambers and Clerk’s service are very good. They have managed in an appropriate way the billing and any reservations and accommodations needs etc.

The clerks are practical and pragmatic and run a well organised ship.

The clerks’ room is efficiently run and any enquiries I Have made are always dealt with promptly and efficiently.

We have a very good relationship with John Campbell, Business Development Director, whom we meet regularly to discuss new instructions, events, better ways of working etc.

Set:

A very good set, making significant inroads into a difficult market, and has now established itself as a real rival to the main players in this area (XXIV Old Buildings, Wilberforce etc).

A well-known and highly regarded set.

Always go above and beyond, helpful and transparent.

An absolutely first-class set, to which one would turn in relation to any aspect of private client law.

An excellent set overall. True strength in depth. A good selection of well known and experienced barristers. They are raising the set’s and their individual profiles by “getting out there” whether by giving talks, arranging conferences, or setting up “surgeries” in solicitors’ offices under the banner of New Square Chambers Consulting, an innovative scheme set up in 2018 with the support and encouragement of the set’s business development director John Campbell and his team, which has been a great success.

Chambers always deliver a first-class service. The clerks are responsive and helpful.

Excellent set of Chambers, with whom we have very good links. The set has many able barristers in this area. We also instruct Alexander Learmonth. Aidan and Alex are frequent speakers (as are others in Chambers) at our annual Bristol seminar (held in conjunction with ACTAPS) for contentious and non-contentious private client practitioners. We frequently attend seminars held by this Chambers.

Excellent. Fairly priced. Human. Lovely people who provide a cracking service.

Excellent. My favourite chambers by far. Decent pricing. Always happy to help

Fast becoming the ‘go-to’ set for insolvency work at the junior end. Fantastic group of insolvency juniors. Jon Colclough also warrants a particular mention in that regard. Good clerking too.

I have found the service provided by New Square Chambers to be excellent. The set has some excellent barristers at every level of practice.

New Square Chambers has to be at the very top of the list when it comes to strength in depth. They have also impressed me with their willingness to embrace innovative ways to make themselves more relevant to the solicitors’ profession by not only giving talks and holding conferences but also making themselves available to hold “surgeries” in solicitors’ offices to give ad hoc advice Williams on several occasions and she appears to be an extremely bright and personable (non-gendered adjective) individual.

I have worked with this chambers and various barristers for many years and have found them to be organised, supportive, and cohesive.

New Square Chambers is known for their expertise in trust and estate disputes. Their approach is refreshing, their clerks are always helpful and went above and beyond supporting us in a recent trial we were involved in.

New Square Chambers are understandably a leading set within the commercial litigation realm. They have great depth and strength across the team, and their fees are more than reasonable. The clerks are knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended set of Chambers with a very strong team.

New Square Chambers has a large number of capable counsel. One of the leading Chancery sets.

New Square Chambers has a small but impressive cadre of specialist traditional chancery barristers who are among the leading practitioners in this area, as demonstrated by their editorship of the leading texts, such as Lewin on Trusts.

New Square Chambers has renowned expertise in public rights of way, village greens, and administrative and public law work and can field a team at all levels of seniority to deal with disputes; Counsel are highly accessible and willing to make themselves available at all times to assist; they offer a number of high-quality seminars in the area (both in-person and remotely).

New Square Chambers have a good set of silks and juniors.

New Square Chambers have really raised their profile over the last couple of years. They certainly have strength in depth and run some really good conference programmes as well.

New Square Chambers is a first-rate set that we use for various Chancery matters. They provide first-rate talent at all levels.

New Square Chambers is a great set, stuffed to the gunnels with super bright individuals who are friendly and approachable yet talented and very very bright.

New Square Chambers is one of the strongest private client chambers that we use. Their training courses (e.g. the Lewin on Trusts annual conference and New Square Thursdays) are always well attended and they draw together a wealth of information on trends and changes to private client law and practice. There is always healthy debate about the differences between the various offshore and onshore jurisdictions and I, for one, wouldn’t miss a conference!

New Square Chambers’ clerks are attentive and helpful (even at very short notice), and their recommendations and short-lists are always trustworthy. All inquiries, whether large or small, are addressed promptly and informatively.

New Square is always helpful and goes above and beyond.

One the “go-to” Chancery sets in London: real strength in depth.

Professional, helpful, and approachable clerking and support teams, always at hand when needed.

The barristers in this chambers are of a very high standard in terms of providing quality services.

The chambers appear quite dynamic, attracting barristers from different chambers and promoting themselves outside London.

The chambers have a good spread of specialisms covered. Their juniors are well experienced in insolvency work and the ‘winding-up petitions’ lists i.e. corporate insolvency.

The clerks are always helpful and I am impressed by the consistently high quality of the manner in which they deal with Jonathan’s cases.

They are fast establishing themselves as one of the leading Chancery sets and have been noted for their aggressive marketing and hiring strategy. They are always a pleasure to work with and no job is too big or too small.

Very efficient and helpful clerking wide range of call with strength in depth meaning matching counsel to matters is made easy

Very good speed of response from clerking team regarding obtaining fee quotes and instructing counsel. A good range of both senior and junior barristers available to instruct.

Very much one of London’s ‘go-to’ sets for general commercial, shareholder/company, and insolvency issues.

We have used this chambers in relation to a number of complex insolvency cases and we have always been impressed by the quality of the service both in terms of the clerking team but also the barristers.

New Square Chambers is based in Lincoln’s Inn and has 43 members of whom five are QCs and is one of the leading commercial chancery sets in London.

The set: In addition to members’ strengths as advisers and advocates in matters before the courts of England and Wales, Chambers is well known for its work in offshore and international jurisdictions.

Types of work undertaken: Commercial litigation and civil fraud: Chambers has extensive experience of commercial and civil fraud cases, and the conflicts of laws and jurisdictional issues that they often involve. Members of Chambers pioneered the development of worldwide freezing and tracing orders and continue to work at the cutting edge of the development of interim remedies and enforcement. Members are also familiar with civil claims relating to financial crime and a wide range of commercial disputes, including pure contract, commercial agency, partnership and remedial trusts. Members also practise in the field of professional negligence.

Company and insolvency: Chambers deals with every aspect of company law, particularly shareholders’ disputes involving unfair prejudice petitions under s994 of the Companies Act. New Square members conduct litigation about public share issues, listing particulars, derivative actions and similar matters. Members have acted in many high-profile insolvency cases. The set’s insolvency expertise extends from bankruptcy and liquidation to administrations, receiverships, DTI inquiries, voluntary arrangements, the adjustment of prior transactions and malpractice in and before insolvency.

Trusts, wills and estates: Chambers has been involved in a substantial amount of trust litigation in recent years. Members have extensive experience in both attacking and defending trusts, trustees and protectors. Members act as advocates in relation to all forms of trust claims before the courts of England and Wales, including in the context of divorce. It deals extensively with the drafting of and advice on wills and on trusts of all kinds, including charitable, governmental, pension and commercial trusts, acting in contentious and non-contentious probate cases. New Square also regularly deals with claims by and against personal representatives and family provision claims. Members advise on the tax consequences of complex trust arrangements at home and offshore.

International and offshore: Chambers has a large offshore presence and its work includes trusts and estates litigation, civil fraud, commercial litigation, company law, insolvency matters, proceeds of crime and property claims. Chambers has a long-standing reputation in many jurisdictions including Antigua, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man and Singapore.

Property: Chambers’ work includes all forms of real property disputes, including easement and boundary disputes, nuisance, trespass, mortgages and related fraud or negligence. Chambers’ expertise covers the full range of landlord and tenant work, including commercial, residential, agricultural, private and public. Members act in contentious and non-contentious matters for landlords, tenants and lenders, as well as advising and drafting documents for a wide variety of leasehold transactions, including those involving unrealised development value. Chambers’ property practice also covers public and administrative law, including commons and rights of way and property rights.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of clerking Phil Reeves
Deputy head of clerking Michelle Greene
Business development director John Campbell
Members of Chambers STEWART SMITH, Rodney (1964)
Members of Chambers FISHER, David (1985)
Members of Chambers MACDONALD QC, John (1955)
Members of Chambers LAURENCE QC, George (1972)
Members of Chambers HOLLINGTON QC, Robin (1979)
Members of Chambers BOOTH QC, Michael (1981)
Members of Chambers LE POIDEVIN QC, Nicholas (1975)
Members of Chambers TUCKER, Lynton (1971)
Members of Chambers HILL-SMITH, Alexander (1978)
Members of Chambers SAGAR, Leigh (1983)
Members of Chambers EATON TURNER, David (1984)
Members of Chambers GRAHAM, Thomas (1985)
Members of Chambers STADDON, Claire (1985)
Members of Chambers CRAIL, Ross (1986)
Members of Chambers SAHONTE, Raj (1987)
Members of Chambers SCHAW MILLER, Stephen (1988)
Members of Chambers ADAMS, Guy (1989)
Members of Chambers SIMPSON, Edwin (1990)
Members of Chambers VAN TONDER, Gerard (1990)
Members of Chambers ADAMYK, Simon (1991)
Members of Chambers HUBBARD, Mark (1991)
Members of Chambers EIDINOW, John (1992)
Members of Chambers HOOD, Nigel (1993)
Members of Chambers LOPIAN, Jonathan (1994)
Members of Chambers ARMSTRONG, Stuart (1995)
Members of Chambers MACEVILLY, Conn (1997)
Members of Chambers PRYCE, Gary (1997)
Members of Chambers PAY, Adrian (1999)
Members of Chambers LEARMONTH, Alexander (2000)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, James (2004)
Members of Chambers WILMSHURST, Paul (2007)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Hermione (2008)
Members of Chambers BRIGGS, Aidan (2009)
Members of Chambers SNELL, Christopher (2010)
Members of Chambers HARDMAN, Jeff (2012)
Members of Chambers POWERS, Jessica (2012)
Members of Chambers KARIA, Amit (2013)
Members of Chambers COLCLOUGH, Jon (2015)
Members of Chambers MCKEAN, James (2017)
Members of Chambers SAUNDERS, James (2017)
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 Simon Adamyk  photo Simon Adamyk Barrister with considerable experience of a broad range of Chancery and commercial…
Mr Michael Booth  photo Mr Michael Booth
 Ross Crail  photo Ross Crail Barrister with experience of litigation and advisory work in a wide range…
 David Eaton Turner  photo David Eaton Turner Barrister specialising in company, corporate and personal insolvency, banking and commercial law…
 John SC Eidinow  photo John SC Eidinow Barrister specialising in litigation and advisory work in wills and probate, trusts…
 David Fisher  photo David Fisher David Fisher is a commercial litigator whose practice embraces fraud, partnership and…
 Thomas Graham  photo Thomas Graham Thomas is an extremely experienced specialist in commercial law, company law and…
 Alexander Hill-Smith  photo Alexander Hill-Smith Landlord and tenant; professional negligence; commercial; consumer credit. Recent cases include Aldermore…
 Robin Hollington QC photo Robin Hollington QC Barrister specialising in company law, shareholders’ disputes, insolvency, and general Chancery litigation;…
 Nigel Hood  photo Nigel Hood Instructed in some of the largest civil fraud claims in recent years,…
 Mark Hubbard  photo Mark Hubbard Mark Hubbard is a Chancery barrister with a reputation as a litigator…
 George Laurence QC photo George Laurence QC Specialises in real property disputes; also has special interest and expertise in…
 Nicholas Le Poidevin QC photo Nicholas Le Poidevin QC Barrister specialising in litigation: trusts, wills and estates, all forms of property,…
 Alexander Learmonth  photo Alexander Learmonth Specialises in succession – contentious probate, will construction, estate administration disputes, and…
 Jonathan Lopian  photo Jonathan Lopian A commercial chancery barrister, called in 1994, with an advisory and litigation…
Mr Conn MacEvilly  photo Mr Conn MacEvilly Conn’s work focuses on three areas: insolvency, chancery commercial and offshore.
 John Macdonald QC photo John Macdonald QC John Macdonald is a skilful cross examiner, a persuasive advocate and a…
 Gabriella McNicholas  photo Gabriella McNicholas Gabriella is developing a commercial and chancery practise focused on contractual disputes,…
 Adrian Pay  photo Adrian Pay Adrian Pay’s practice focuses on contentious chancery work, in particular, commercial chancery…
 Gary Pryce  photo Gary Pryce Chancery litigation, landlord and tenant litigation, real property litigation and related professional…
 Leigh Sagar  photo Leigh Sagar National and international trusts and estates, commercial advice and litigation and Court…
 Stephen Schaw Miller  photo Stephen Schaw Miller Barrister practising in chancery and commercial law, property litigation, insolvency, company law,…
 Edwin Simpson  photo Edwin Simpson Barrister specialising in appearing at public inquiries and applications for judicial and…
 Claire Staddon  photo Claire Staddon Recent years have seen increased focus on Claire’s property practice, in the…
 Rodney Stewart Smith  photo Rodney Stewart Smith A traditional Chancery practice with a particular flair for unusual areas of…
 Lynton Tucker  photo Lynton Tucker Practice is primarily trusts-based and includes related tax work; advises on and…
 Gerard Van Tonder  photo Gerard Van Tonder Barrister with general Chancery and commercial practice comprising litigation and advisory work…
Mr Paul Wilmshurst  photo Mr Paul Wilmshurst Paul Wilmshurst is ranked by the Legal 500 as a leading junior…