• Overview

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4 New Square is a leading commercial set of barristers comprising 80 practitioners, 26 of whom are Queen’s Counsel. Barristers at 4 New Square act as specialist advocates and advisers in a wide range of commercial disputes worldwide. They also act as advisers in non-contentious disputes. The size of chambers and the range of experience of its members enable 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.

Members of chambers 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.

Many members of Chambers have written or contributed to legal textbooks and other published works. Highlights include the following: Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (2013), written by members of the professional liability team, is in its 7th edition and remains a leading authority. The five-volume Encyclopaedia of Financial Services Law (2013) is edited by John Powell QC and Professor Eva Lomnicka while Mark Cannon QC is the co-author of Cannon & McGurk on Professional Indemnity Insurance (2010). Charles Phipps is author, with 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. Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC is the general editor of Human Rights and Civil Practice, to which Scott Allen, Anneliese Day QC and Alex Hall Taylor are contributors while Can Yeginsu is co-author of The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice (2013).


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