Set Profile > South Square > London, England

South Square
South Square
3-4 SOUTH SQUARE, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5HP
England

London Bar > Insolvency Tier 1

South Square impresses with a considerable line-up of dedicated silks and juniors in this area, being widely regarded as ‘second-to-none in the field of restructuring and insolvency.‘ Members continue to be involved in major cross-border and offshore insolvency cases, including representation on both sides of ING Bank v Banco Santander (Felicity Toube QC and Marcus Haywood for ING Bank and Robin Dicker QC and Clara Johnson for Santander) – the litigation concerns claims that a syndicate of eight lenders, including ING, had against Marme Inversiones 2007 under a €1.5bn loan agreement and related swap agreements. Early insolvency work arising from the pandemic, as well as the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, also featured frequently, with Tom Smith QC and Richard Fisher QC acting for Debenhams in its Court of Appeal proceedings which confirmed that the administrators had adopted the contracts of employees furloughed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Michael Crystal QC has retired.

Rising stars

Edoardo Lupi - South SquareA very good junior - he produces excellent written drafts, and has a very keen eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

David Allison QC - South SquareSimply one of the strongest QCs advising in this area in the market today.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Phillips QC - South SquareA good team player, exactly who you want acting for you when the rest of the courtroom is opposing you.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Smith QC - South SquareAbsolutely first choice in this area. Great advocate, very user-friendly, makes himself available, has the trust of the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Martin Pascoe QC - South SquareA highly committed and user friendly silk and very calm under pressure.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Alexander QC - South SquareGreat team player, very approachable, accessible and responsive.
Ranked: Tier 4
Mark Arnold QC - South SquareMark is exceptionally thorough and extremely clear in his advocacy - definitely someone you want on your side.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jeremy Goldring QC - South SquareJeremy is an insolvency expert and a bright, tenacious, articulate and committed barrister.
Ranked: Tier 4
Barry Isaacs QC - South SquareBarry has a meticulous attention to detail and is a persuasive, slow build advocate who tenaciously fights his client's corner and is willing to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in to the material.
Ranked: Tier 4
Glen Davis QC - South SquareGlen's strengths are his availability, tenacity, attention to detail, and ability to explain difficult concepts.
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Richard Fisher QC - South SquareA go-to silk for complex insolvency matters with broad restructuring experience.

Leading Juniors

Adam Al-Attar - South SquareHe has a phenomenal intellect, an ability to convey complex issues simply, has a very strong commercial sense of what the client is trying achieve and an ability to construct tactics around it.
Ranked: Tier 1
Henry Phillips - South SquareA very strong advocate who gives clear and direct advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lloyd Tamlyn - South SquareAn excellent advocate who is really good at dissecting difficult problems into bite-size issues, and finding the right solution.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adam Goodison - South SquareExtremely knowledgeable, having acted on a long list of the largest restructuring and insolvency cases, and is always a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
William Willson - South SquareA star junior barrister with a prodigious ability to produce high-quality legal submissions and evidence in short order.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Briggs - South SquareHe is calm, clear and concise in his advice, and has an impressively detailed knowledge of his area of law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Georgina Peters - South SquareHighly knowledgeable about the law and practice of corporate insolvency and restructuring, and a robust advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlotte Cooke - South SquareCharlotte knows her insolvency law inside out and is a great team player, very happy to do the heavy lifting on a case.
Ranked: Tier 4
Clara Johnson – South Square  ‘She skilfully navigates the labyrinth of insolvency regulations to identify clear paths.
Ranked: Tier 4
Robert Amey - South SquareVery bright, very thorough, very hard-working and very responsive.
Ranked: Tier 5
Hannah Thornley - South SquareExtraordinarily committed and hard-working, she is very keen and asks the client questions to ensure that she understands the case fully.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

They are the leading insolvency set with a lot of brilliant barristers who literally write the book.

Excellent for insolvency work.

South Square remain the leaders in the field for insolvency barristers.

Undeniably the leading set of barristers for restructuring and insolvency.

Unrivalled breadth of talent in the insolvency and restructuring arena.

Clerking

The clerks are good at fitting the right barrister to the right job.

The clerks are great, with particular mentions for Jim Costa and Dylan Playfoot.

Chris Filby is excellent. He is helpful, responsive and generally efficient in all he does.

Very good at getting urgent help.

Will Mackinlay, Mike Killick and Dylan Playfoot run a tight ship.

London Bar > Offshore Tier 1

A 'go-to set for anything complex', South Square excels in offshore insolvency cases, including some of the biggest matters involving heavyweight allegations of fraud. Tom Smith QC is lead counsel to the plaintiff in Primeo vs HSBC, one of the largest trials in Cayman Island history, and includes two trips to the Privy Council in 2021. Several members continue to be engaged in the fallout of the collapse of private equity house Abraaj, and Felicity Toube QC is working on the long-running AHAB vs Saad litigation. Chambers has a particularly strong Cayman caseload but also acts in a number of significant matters across the Caribbean, with David Alexander QC's litigation-based practice seeing a lot of Hong Kong-related BVI disputes. Exceptional juniors Adam Al-Attar, Toby Brown and William Willson all have experience in some of the biggest recent cases in offshore jurisdictions.

Rising stars

Edoardo Lupi - South SquareEdoardo's technical ability and intellect are unrivalled amongst any other junior counsel I have worked with in my career.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

David Alexander QC - South SquareOne of the most experienced barristers in this area in London and so has a good feel for how arguments can be most effectively be presented.
Ranked: Tier 1
Barry Isaacs QC - South SquareMeticulous and a persuasive, steady building, advocate with a good head for complex financial issues, but also willing to roll up his sleeves and get stuck into the meat of the matter.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Smith QC - South SquareHard-working and incredibly responsive, Tom is one of the most experienced Offshore silks in London.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Allison QC - South SquareAn intellectual powerhouse, David demonstrates a mastery of his subject with a vast depth of knowledge in all things insolvency.
Ranked: Tier 2
Glen Davis QC - South SquareExtremely intelligent, grasped key issues very quickly and impressively, also very user friendly and hard-working.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy Goldring QC - South SquareA bright, tenacious, articulate and committed barrister that has an excellent way with the written word.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Richard Fisher QC - South SquareVery thorough and detailed with legal analysis; is able to distil complex legal issues into concise, clear advice and input that into the strategy.

Leading Juniors

Adam Al-Attar - South SquareHe has a phenomenal intellect, an ability to convey complex issues simply, has a very strong commercial sense of what the client is trying achieve and an ability to construct tactics around it. Adam is a pleasure to deal with - and judges enjoy listening to him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Toby Brown - South SquareHas a tremendous ability to think creatively and to create alternative lines of argument that lead to the desired conclusion.
Ranked: Tier 1
William Willson - South SquareExtremely bright and has a prodigious ability to produce high quality legal submissions and evidence in short order.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Amey - South SquareHelpful, commercial and meticulous, he fully understands the complexities of the litigation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Marcus Haywood - South SquareVery bright and with excellent drafting skills.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

South Square has a dominant hold on much of the offshore litigation in Grand Cayman.

They have made particularly strong progress in Cayman Islands offshore insolvency work.

South Square unquestionably have a special relationship with the Cayman Islands and its law firms.

They are unparalleled in the insolvency space and we see them all the time in Cayman.

My go-to set for anything complex and they consistently deliver excellent results.

Clerking

The clerks are as as consistently excellent as the barristers in chambers.

Dylan Playfoot, Jim Costa and Chris Filby have always been highly responsive and commercially minded.

Dylan Playfoot is the most efficient clerk I have ever dealt with.

The South Square clerks are highly responsive and all completely familiar with the procedures and arrangements required when instructing a silk for Cayman Islands and other offshore work.

Mike Killick, Chris Filby and Jim Costa are all very easy to work with, negotiate fees with and deal with billing issues.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 2

South Square is probably the top choice for complex banking and finance cases with a heavy insolvency element. Clients also single out the set's expertise in related offshore claims, often overlapping with civil fraud. One of the larger cases has been Primeo Fund v HSBC, in which Tom Smith QC and Richard Fisher QC represented the Madoff feeder fund Primeo in a $2 billion claim arising from the Ponzi scheme. Felicity Toube QC and Jeremy Goldring QC were also on opposing sides of the swaps litigation dispute ING v Santander. The set boasts a strong stable of juniors, with Adam Al-Attar, William Willson and Georgina Peters among those developing good reputations.

Leading Silks

David Allison QC - South SquareA shrewd and intelligent lawyer with vast and heavyweight experience, particularly in the fields of insolvency and financial services.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeremy Goldring QC - South SquareA bright, tenacious, articulate and committed barrister. He has an excellent way with the written word.
Ranked: Tier 2
Barry Isaacs QC - South SquareVery hard working with meticulous attention to detail and willingness to get stuck into the toughest of matters. He brings a calm and slow build style that is very persuasive, both to clients and the Courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Smith QC - South SquareThe leading silk for contentious financial services and insolvency disputes. His experience in this area is second to none. He is excellent both in written and oral advocacy, is excellent with clients and always a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Felicity Toube QC - South SquareAbsolutely first rate in all areas. Highly recommended.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Bayfield QC - South SquareHe remains an exceptional talent. A go-to choice in any case where insolvency or restructuring experience is required.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Alexander QC - South SquareOne of the most experienced barristers in this area. He has a good sense of how arguments should be presented most effectively.
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Richard Fisher QC - South SquareA great barrister to work with, attentive, thoughtful and good at drawing together a huge amount of material into persuasive and compelling written and oral submissions.

Leading Juniors

Georgina Peters - South SquareAn excellent barrister. She is always very good at identifying what really matters in a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Robins - South SquareI have instructed him over many years and have never failed to appreciate the quality of his advice, written work and advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Al Attar - South SquareTechnically very strong, commercial, and has fantastic experience in financial services matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
William Willson - South SquareA star junior barrister and very responsive - great to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘South Square is one of the leading sets for Offshore financial litigation.’

‘They have excellent lawyers at all levels in the finance litigation space.’

‘I have the highest regard for South Square Chambers. They have an excellent bench strength both at the senior and junior end. Their particular area of recognised expertise has, for a long time, centered on Insolvency but the reality is that their expertise extends very significantly beyond that. South Square also offers excellent training and presentations, certainly in relation to insolvency law and practice but also beyond.’

‘South Square is widely regarded as the best chambers for restructuring, insolvency and insolvency litigation. It has great depth as well as the majority of the leading silks in this area.’

‘We work a lot with South Square, particularly on large scale complex commercial litigation and insolvency cases, usually with an international element. They are also strong on fraud cases.’

Clerking

‘Excellent. Dylan Playfoot is a class act.’

‘The clerks room is excellent – they are helpful, responsive, commercial, and do not over-promise.’

‘I never cease to be impressed by the clerking at South Square. In particular, I would single out Dylan Playfoot, Jim Costa and Mike Killick. They are all excellent, responsive, friendly and very helpful. Negotiations around fees are always constructive and never awkward and they are invariably understanding of lay client demands and constructive in finding a solution that works for everyone. If only it were that pleasant dealing with the other leading sets of chambers…’

‘The South Square clerks are always extremely responsive and helpful.’

‘Excellent service, very responsive clerks.’

London Bar > Company and partnership Tier 2

Considered as ‘undeniably the leading set of barristers for company restructuring and insolvency law’, South Square is frequently instructed on market-leading restructuring plans and creditor schemes of arrangement. Notable clients for Barry Isaacs QC include Premier Oil, Debenhams and Castle Trust, while David Allison QC advised Virgin Atlantic Airways and PizzaExpress on the first restructuring plans sanctioned under the new Part 26a procedure. The set is active in the offshore jurisdictions, as evidenced by the practices of David Alexander QC and Felicity Toube QC, whose mandates often pertain to shareholder disputes, breach of duty and conspiracy claims across the Caribbean. A representative instruction concerns the defense of unfair prejudice claims in Ma v Wong through the BVI courts.

Company - Leading Silks

David Allison QC - South SquareVery user-friendly and practical.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Smith QC - South SquareVery commercial and pragmatic as well as extremely smart and quick to assess complex situations.
Ranked: Tier 3
Felicity Toube QC - South SquareAt the top of her game - very clever but extremely pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Alexander QC - South SquareGreat team player, very approachable, accessible and responsive. A client favourite.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mark Arnold QC - South SquareHis attention to detail is prodigious.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Bayfield QC - South SquareHe is decisive and tries to balance the legal response with the practical commercial realities of a case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Very strong team overall – very clearly the go-to chambers when it comes to restructuring and insolvency counsel.

At the top of their trade.

Strong set for commercial insolvency matters, large body of silks and strong clerking team. Excellent quarterly publication also which I enjoy.

I have the highest regard for South Square Chambers.

My go-to chambers for special administrations.

Clerking

I never cease to be impressed by the clerking at South Square. In particular, I would single out Dylan Playfoot, Jim Costa, Marco Malatesta and Michael Killick. They are all excellent, responsive, friendly and very helpful.

Excellent service, very responsive clerks.

Clerks are strong across the board – very responsive and pragmatic.

Superb – really go the extra mile to ensure things are seamless.

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 3

South Square has a top notch reputation for insolvency, but is also extremely well-regarded in broader commercial litigation, banking, fraud and offshore disputes. The silks and juniors are especially noted for their technical prowess, and the set's service levels and published materials come highly recommended. In Discovery (Northampton) Ltd v Debenhams Retail Ltd, Tom Smith QC and Richard Fisher QC successfully defended Debenhams in a dispute with former shareholder Mike Ashley arising out of the retailer's restructuring. David Alexander QC represented one of the creditors in a dispute arising from the collapse of the retailer Toys’ R’ Us, in which Mark Phillips QC appeared for the other side.

Leading Silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareTom has really emerged as a top choice for litigation. He is thoughtful, measured and a strong cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Alexander QC - South SquareOne of the most experienced barristers in this area. He has a good sense of how arguments should be presented most effectively.
Ranked: Tier 5
David Allison QC - South SquareExtremely quick up the curve, getting on top of issues and materials more quickly than most of his peers. He is a forceful advocate and his advice is emotionally sound and sensible.
Ranked: Tier 5
Felicity Toube QC - South SquareExcellent to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 5
Jeremy Goldring QC - South SquareA bright, tenacious, articulate and committed barrister. He has an excellent way with the written word.
Ranked: Tier 6
Ranked: Tier 6

2020 Silks

Richard Fisher QC - South SquareOutstanding. Incredibly responsive despite a very busy practice. A go-to silk for complex insolvency matters with broad restructuring experience.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Robins - South SquareSolicitors have never failed to appreciate the quality of his advice, written work and advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Al-Attar - South SquareFerociously bright and talented: a commanding presence on his feet with a calm, measured style that destroys opponents and inspires respect from the bench.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander Riddiford - South SquareHe is a superb draftsman who really knows how to structure a skeleton argument to engage the court's attention and to focus on the lead points that are likely to win the argument.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘I have the highest regard for South Square Chambers. They have an excellent bench strength both at the senior and junior end. Their particular area of recognised expertise has, for a long time, centered on insolvency but the reality is that their expertise extends very significantly beyond that. For my part, my practice spans insolvency, financial and broader commercial litigation and it would be very rare for one or two counsel at South Square not to be in any shortlist of three that I submit to the client. South Square also offers excellent training and presentations, certainly in relation to insolvency law and practice but also beyond.’

‘South Square is a very strong set, with very knowledgeable and talented barristers. It is seen by many as the ‘go to’ set for certain banking and restructuring work, but the barristers I have instructed have been excellent in dealing with commercial disputes outside of these areas.’

‘South Square is undeniably the leading set of barristers for restructuring and insolvency and very able for general commercial litigation.’

‘South Square is superb in my view. Chock full of excellent juniors and peerless silks. My favorite set.’

‘South Square is best known for its strength in insolvency and restructuring, but they have wider strengths in commercial litigation and corporate trust disputes.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are highly professional and helpful. Can’t fault the service level.’

‘Dylan Playfoot is excellent – sensible and commercial.’

‘The clerks room is excellent – they are helpful, responsive, commercial, and do not over-promise.’

‘All very good. Marco Malatesta is a long server who always delivers.’

‘Excellent service, very responsive clerks.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 3

South Square has a good track record for major fraud disputes, particularly those with a significant insolvency or offshore component - areas in which the set excels. The set's members can regularly be found on some of the largest cases to hit the market. Tom Smith QC has made an especially good name for himself in this area and is lead counsel (with Richard Fisher QC and Robert Amey in support) to the Madoff feeder fund, Primeo, in its billion dollar claim against its former administrator and custodian, HSBC, for fraud and negligence. Smith QC and Felicity Toube QC are also representing the Abu Dhabi-headquartered and formerly London-listed health care company, NMC Group, and its administrators, on fraud issues emanating from its administration.

Leading Silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareHe is a great person to work with, very responsive, makes himself available and is fantastic with clients. Whilst very clever and excellent at dealing with technical arguments, he is first and foremost a pragmatic litigator.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Phillips QC - South SquareGreat in court and a good team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Felicity Toube QC - South SquareExcellent to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Richard Fisher QC - South SquareA fantastic advocate with a relaxed style that appeals to judges.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2
Robert Amey - South SquareRobert will dig deep to ascertain and analyse the material facts that will identify the basis for the case. No stone will be unturned, and his pleadings and advocacy reflect this.
Ranked: Tier 4
William Willson - South SquareVery insightful and lovely with clients. He is very knowledgeable about fraud.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘We work a lot with South Square, particularly on large scale complex commercial litigation and insolvency cases, usually with an international element. They are also strong on fraud cases.’

‘South Square has a very strong bench for civil fraud lawyers.’

‘They are an excellent insolvency and chancery set.’

Clerking

‘The clerks at South Square are responsive, and Marco Malatesta is commercial and practical in all my dealings with him.’

‘The South Square clerks are always extremely responsive and helpful.’

‘Excellent service.’

‘The clerks are friendly and responsive.’

London Bar > Sport

Leading Silks

Mark Phillips QC - South SquareI have never seen a barrister who is so dedicated to his work. He kneels into files and knows them inside-out.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

Leading Silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareA gifted advocate who commands the respect of the tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 4

The set: South Square is a leading set of commercial law barristers who have acted in many of the most important restructuring, insolvency, banking, commercial, company and fraud-related disputes of recent times. The set is highly regarded internationally, with barristers regularly appearing in courts around the world, including in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Types of work undertaken
Restructuring and insolvency: South Square is consistently recognised as the top set for restructuring and insolvency work – both domestic and cross-border. The credit crunch and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic have generated a substantial amount of restructuring and insolvency litigation. South Square barristers have been involved in all of the major cases including Virgin Atlantic, Swissport, Debenhams, Lehman Brothers, Saad, Singularis, and Nortel.

Banking and finance: South Square has a strong banking and finance practice, with a particular specialisation in large-scale financial disputes, derivatives, securitisations and structured finance products. Due to its insolvency and restructuring expertise, the set is uniquely positioned to deal with credit crunch litigation and advisory work. Examples of cases include Graiseley v Barclays Bank, BNY Corporate Trustee Services v Eurosail, Landsbanki v Heritable, Landsbanki v Rabobank and GSO Capital Partners v Barclays Bank.

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution: South Square barristers are involved in significant pieces of high-profile commercial litigation in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division. The set is instructed by a wide range of firms, predominantly leading City firms, in commercial matters with a business dimension. Recent cases include Constantin Medien AG v Bernard Ecclestone, BNY Mellon Corporate Services V LGB Capital and Edgeworth Capital (Luxembourg), S.A.R.L. v Ramblas.

Company: South Square plays a major role in company law cases, regularly appearing in litigation arising out of shareholders’ disputes, derivative proceedings and claims relating to directors’ duties. High-profile cases include Smithton v Naggar, McKillen v Barclay and Jackson v Dear. In addition, barristers have acted in virtually all of the recent high-profile creditor schemes of arrangement under the Companies Act, including Hema, Flint Group, Swissport, NN2 Newco and Lecta. South Square barristers also appeared on the first “restructuring plan” promoted (by Virgin Atlantic) under Part 26A of the Companies Act.

Civil fraud: South Square handles some of the most complex commercial fraud and asset tracing litigation. Recent work in England and offshore includes acting in litigation arising from the Saad, Madoff and Stanford frauds as well as litigation involving the Tchenguiz brothers and Bernie Ecclestone/Formula One.

International and offshore: South Square barristers are at the forefront of insolvency, banking, company and fraud cases before the courts of all the major offshore jurisdictions. Examples of work include Abraaj, Ocean Rig, Saad, Singularis, Oscatello, Picard v Primeo, Primeo v HSBC, Dubai World, Thyssen, Marrache and Nolan v Minerva.

Financial services: South Square undertakes a broad range financial services work, including conduct of business rules, client money, payment services, insurance regulation, derivatives, security issues and financial collateral arrangements. Prominent examples of financial services insolvencies have included SVS, Beaufort, Lehman Brothers and MF Global.

Sport: South Square barristers have a long track-record of appearing in high-profile sports law cases. These cases involve acting for numerous sporting bodies (including UEFA,  the FA, the Premier League, the English Football League and the England and Wales Cricket Board) and teams (including the McLaren motor racing team and Arsenal FC). In recent years South Square barristers have acted in a number of case concerning the application of financial fair play rules to football clubs, including UEFA v MCFC, EFL v Sheffield Wednesday FC and EFL v Derby County FC.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers director William Mackinlay M.V.O
Practice managers Michael Killick
Practice managers Dylan Playfoot
Practice managers Jim Costa
Practice managers Marco Malatesta
Members of Chambers BROUGHAM QC, Christopher (1969)
Members of Chambers HACKER QC, Richard (1977)
Members of Chambers PHILLIPS QC, Mark (1984)
Members of Chambers DICKER QC, Robin (1986)
Members of Chambers TROWER QC, William (1983)
Members of Chambers PASCOE QC, Martin (1977)
Members of Chambers ODITAH QC, Fidelis (1992)
Members of Chambers ALEXANDER QC, David (1987)
Members of Chambers DAVIS QC, Glen (1992)
Members of Chambers ISAACS QC, Barry (1994)
Members of Chambers TOUBE QC, Felicity (1995)
Members of Chambers ARNOLD QC, Mark (1988)
Members of Chambers GOLDRING QC, Jeremy (1996)
Members of Chambers ALLISON QC, David (1998)
Members of Chambers SMITH QC, Thomas (1999)
Members of Chambers BAYFIELD QC, Daniel (1998)
Members of Chambers BRIGGS, John (1973)
Members of Chambers GOODISON, Adam (1990)
Members of Chambers STONEFROST, Hilary (1991)
Members of Chambers TAMLYN, Lloyd (1991)
Members of Chambers FISHER, Richard (2000)
Members of Chambers ROBINS, Stephen (2001)
Members of Chambers HAYWOOD, Marcus (2002)
Members of Chambers THORNLEY, Hannah (2003)
Members of Chambers WILLSON, William (2006)
Members of Chambers PETERS, Georgina (2005)
Members of Chambers AL-ATTAR, Adam (2007)
Members of Chambers PHILLIPS, Henry (2008)
Members of Chambers COOKE, Charlotte (2008)
Members of Chambers RIDDIFORD, Alexander (2011)
Members of Chambers ABRAHAM, Matthew (2012)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Toby (2005)
Members of Chambers AMEY, Robert (2012)
Members of Chambers SHAW, Andrew (2013)
Members of Chambers PERKINS, Ryan (2014)
Members of Chambers MOKAL, Riz (1997)
Members of Chambers JONES, Madeleine (2015)
Members of Chambers LUPI, Edoardo (2015)
Members of Chambers DARCY, Roseanna (2016)
Members of Chambers WILKINS, Stefanie (2017)
Members of Chambers PYPER, Lottie (2017)
Members of Chambers JUDD, Daniel (2018)
Members of Chambers MUSTAFA, Jamil (2018)
Members of Chambers FRADLEY, Paul (2019)
Academic Member PROFESSOR WORTHINGTON QC (Hon), Sarah
Associate Member DeKOVEN, Ronald
Associate Member BAMFORD, Colin
Associate Member HEATH QC, Paul
Associate Member MORTIMORE QC, Simon
Associate Member BRISTOLL, Sandra
Associate Member SHEAHAN QC, John
Associate Member JAIRAM SC, Seenath
Associate Member PROFESSOR ELLINGER, Peter
Associate Member ISMAIL SC, Roxanne
Associate Member MORTIMER GBS QC, Barry
Associate Member SHANDRO, Sandy
Associate Member SHELDON QC, Richard
Associate Member NEWBOULD QC, Frank J.C
Associate Member PROFFESOR Paulus, Christoph G.
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 Matthew Abraham  photo Matthew Abraham Matthew’s practice includes insolvency and restructuring, commercial litigation/arbitration, banking and financial services…
 Adam Al-Attar  photo Adam Al-Attar Adam specialises in insolvency and restructuring. He has had substantial experience of…
 David Alexander photo David Alexander He has a predominantly litigation-based practice with a particular emphasis on company,…
 David Allison photo David Allison David specialises in business, commercial and financial law, with a particular emphasis…
 Robert Amey  photo Robert Amey Robert specialises in business and finance law, with a particular emphasis on…
 Mark Arnold photo Mark Arnold Mark specialises in domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency, banking and finance,…
 Daniel Bayfield photo Daniel Bayfield Daniel specialises in business and finance law, with a strong emphasis on…
 John Briggs  photo John Briggs John specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency, commercial and chancery litigation, professional…
 Christopher Brougham photo Christopher Brougham Christopher specialises in corporate and personal insolvency and has considerable experience of…
 Toby Brown  photo Toby Brown Toby practices in commercial litigation and arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, banking and…
 Charlotte Cooke  photo Charlotte Cooke Charlotte specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring, banking and financial…
 Glen Davis photo Glen Davis Glen specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring, and in commercial…
 Richard Fisher  photo Richard Fisher Richard has a commercial dispute focused practice with a particular specialism in…
 Jeremy Goldring photo Jeremy Goldring Jeremy undertakes a wide range of commercial litigation and advisory work. He…
 Adam Goodison  photo Adam Goodison Adam Goodison’s specialisations include restructuring, insolvency, finance/business litigation, company law and trusts…
 Richard Hacker photo Richard Hacker Richard has a mixed litigation/advisory business law practice, with a specialisation in…
 Marcus Haywood  photo Marcus Haywood Marcus specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency/restructuring, banking and financial services, commercial…
 Barry Isaacs photo Barry Isaacs Barry specialises in insolvency and restructuring, banking and finance, commercial litigation and…
 Clara Johnson photo Clara Johnson Clara is frequently instructed to act for office holders, directors, creditors and…
 Madeleine Jones  photo Madeleine Jones Madeleine’s practice includes all forms of domestic and cross-border insolvency, commercial litigation,…
 Edoardo Lupi  photo Edoardo Lupi Edoardo joined South Square as a tenant in 2016. He specialises in…
 Riz Mokal  photo Riz Mokal Riz specialises in all aspects of domestic and cross-border insolvency, restructuring, bank…
 Fidelis Oditah photo Fidelis Oditah Fidelis practices at the English and Nigerian Bars in a broad range…
 Martin Pascoe photo Martin Pascoe Martin’s recent practice includes acting as lead counsel for the administrators of MF…
 Ryan Perkins  photo Ryan Perkins Ryan has experience in all of South Square’s core practice areas, including…
 Georgina Peters  photo Georgina Peters Georgina’s practice focuses on commercial litigation (with a strong emphasis on banking…
 Mark Phillips photo Mark Phillips Mark Phillips QC is Company and Insolvency Silk of the year at…
 Henry Phillips  photo Henry Phillips Henry specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency/restructuring, banking and financial services, commercial…
 Alexander Riddiford  photo Alexander Riddiford Alex specialises in all aspects of domestic and cross-border insolvency/restructuring law and…
 Stephen Robins  photo Stephen Robins Stephen specialises in the fields of insolvency and restructuring, banking and finance,…
 Andrew Shaw  photo Andrew Shaw Andrew’s main areas of practice are insolvency/restructuring, commercial litigation, banking disputes, company…
 Tom Smith photo Tom Smith Tom specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, banking and finance, corporate insolvency…
 Hilary Stonefrost  photo Hilary Stonefrost Hilary Stonefrost is a barrister at South Square. She spent a decade…
 Lloyd Tamlyn  photo Lloyd Tamlyn Lloyd specialises in all aspects of domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring,…
 Hannah Thornley  photo Hannah Thornley Hannah is an experienced advocate and litigator. She appears regularly in the…
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