High-profile cases help Four New Square to record results

Four New Square has unveiled a record turnover of £18.5m, a rise of 16 per cent from the previous financial year.

Four New Square has unveiled a record turnover of £18.5m, a rise of 16 per cent from the previous financial year.

The set’s 57 members brought in an average of £325,000 each, compared with £290,000 the previous year.

The growth marks another strong year for Four New Square. The set’s turnover increased by 19 per cent between 2004 and 2005 and by 8 per cent the previous year.

In January this year, Roger Stewart QC took over as head of chambers from Justin Fenwick QC, who has returned to full-time practice after six years overseeing the chambers’ expansion.

The rise in turnover comes on the back of a number of high-profile cases for Four New Square members.

Fenwick and fellow professional negligence expert Sue Carr QC were both involved in the massive Cable & Wireless claim against Collyer-Bristow and 16 other defendants, which settled in January.

Other cases the set’s members have appeared on include the £150m Football League claim against Hammonds and the Court of Appeal hearing that released Manches from a £40m liability claim by SEB Trygg Holdings.