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4 New Square is a leading commercial set of barristers, comprising 81 independent practitioners of whom 24 are Queen's Counsel.

We act as specialist advocates and advisers in a wide range of civil disputes, both domestic and international, and as expert advisers in non-contentious matters. Some of us also act as arbitrators and mediators.

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Can Yeginsu appears in Marathon Asset Management case in the Commercial Court

Can Yeginsu acted for the third defendant in Marathon Asset Management LLP v Seddon & another [2017] EWHC 300 (Comm), one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2016.

The judgment of Leggatt J, handed down today, will be of particular interest for its full review of the availability of Wrotham Park and “user” damages, an area of some jurisprudential controversy that is likely to be subject to the consideration of the Supreme Court in One-Step v Garner later this year.

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Andrey Adamovsky et al v Andrey Malitskity et al

Justin Fenwick QC and George Spalton in Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Court of Appeal) BVI appeals on anti-enforcement injunction and pre-judgment interest: Adamovsky and Stockman Interhold SA v Andriy Malitskiy and Igor Filipenko [2017] BVI HC MAP 2014/0031 and 2014/0022. See Judgments here: 2014/0031 and 2014/0022

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New Court of Appeal Ruling on Extensions of Time

Carillion Construction Limited v (1) Woods Bagot Europe Limited (2) AECOM Limited (3) EMCOR Engineering Services Limited (4) EMCOR (UK) Limited 

In another significant ruling for main contractors and sub-contractors, on 10 February 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down an important judgment concerning the operation of a sub-contractor’s entitlement to an extension of time under clause 11 the DOM/2 form of sub-contract. Paul Cowan and Simon Hale appeared for the successful respondent (“EMCOR”), the Third and Fourth Defendants in the main action.

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Important Decision Considering the Doctrine of Res Judicata

Ackerman v Thornhill is an important decision considering the doctrine of res judicata, particularly in the context of attempts to set aside judgments or settlements on the grounds of fraud. It emphasises the public interest in the finality of litigation.

Graeme McPherson QCAmanda Savage and Lucy Colter acted for a Tax Silk (T) in his successful application to strike out or for summary judgment in a second set of proceedings brought against T and members of the claimant’s family.

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