Nigel Hood > New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

New Square Chambers
New Square Chambers


Instructed in some of the largest civil fraud claims in recent years, including representing the claimant JSC BTA Bank in its 45 day Commercial Court fraud trial: JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Others [2013] EWHC 510. During the last year, Nigel has also represented the principal defendant in a £100m cross-border fraud/conspiracy claim, a defendant in a conspiracy claim for £26m, a claimant in a £10m deceit and conspiracy claim involving bogus financial instruments and another claimant in an identity fraud involving approximately £15 million. Nigel’s work often involves making or defending urgent applications for interim relief in order to identify and protect/recover assets and to identify and pursue wrongdoers. Although his practice primarily involves handIing civil fraud cases he also has a busy commercial and chancery practice encompassing broader commercial and chancery litigation matters, including commercial arbitrations, contractual disputes, unfair prejudice and other shareholder actions, actions against directors or trustees for breach of duty, claims involving guarantees and indemnities, professional negligence claims and insolvency matters. Recent reported cases include: JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Others [2013] EWHC 510, KAR Oil Refining Ltd v Frion Ltd & Others [2011] EWHC 1813; CMCS Common Market Commercial Services v Taylor [2011] PNLR 17, [2011] Costs L.O. 259; Shah v Shah [2010] EWHC 313, & [2011]1 P.&C.R. DG19 (Court of Appeal);4ENG v Harper & Others (No.2) [2010] 1 BCLC 176; 4ENG v Harper & Others [2009] Ch 91; Portsmouth City Football Club Limited v HMRC [2010] EWHC 75 (Ch), [2011] STC 683; Independent Trustee Services Limited v GP Noble Trustees Limited [2009] EWHC 161.


Called 1993.


Chancery Bar Association.


BA (Hons); MBA (Business Administration).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Nigel HoodNew Square ChambersMy ‘go to’ barrister for complex matters – I would be worried if the other side instructed him before I did.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Nigel HoodNew Square ChambersIncisive, tenacious, responsive and measured advice – excellent client skills with the right mix of gravitas.