4 New Square
Bar top 30 position: 12=
Traditionally a professional liability set, 4 New Square Chambers has expanded into general commercial law with a strong reputation in insurance, construction, costs, litigation and arbitration.
The set is made up of 21 silks and 56 junior barristers, and is headed by Ben Hubble QC, a leading silk in professional liability and commercial work with expertise in multi-party and group litigation. He takes over after Sue Carr QC’s appointment to the High Court bench. Lizzy Stewart is the senior clerk.
John Powell QC specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. Justin Fenwick QC sits as a judge in civil and criminal cases, while Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC has firmly established her reputation in professional negligence, product liability and public law.
4 New Square boasts a number of leading juniors, notably Neil Hext and Alex Hall Taylor in the professional negligence practice; Jamie Smith and Graham Chapman in insurance and commercial litigation; and George Spalton in commercial litigation and arbitration.
The set welcomed one new silk in 2013, Fiona Sinclair QC, who has expertise in professional negligence, construction and technology.
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Overview4 New Square
Head of chambers: Ben Hubble
Senior clerk: Lizzy Stewart