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4 New Square is a leading commercial set of barristers, comprising 81 independent practitioners of whom 25 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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For all meetings at 4 New Square, please go to 2 New Square.

4 New Square
Lincoln's Inn
London, WC2A 3RJ

Tel: +44 20 7822 2000
DX: 1041 London Chancery Lane

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Landmark decision, High Court appeal allows recovery of third party funding costs in arbitration proceedings.

In a landmark decision regarding the recovery of litigation funding costs, the High Court  has today upheld the decision of an Arbitrator (Sir Philip Otton) to allow the recovery of the costs of securing third party funding as costs. 

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Insurance Disputes: Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Paul Fisher writes for Insurance Law Monthly on Blair J’s decision in AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance SA v Weir Services Australia Pty Ltd [2016], which has an important message for those considering the interaction between governing law and jurisdiction.

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Insurance: the precontractual duty of fair presentation under the Insurance Act 2015

This note by Miles Harris provides a practical introduction to the business insured's duty of fair presentation under the Insurance Act 2015, which came into force on 12 August 2016.

The note can be viewed on the Practical Law website here (subscription required) or by downloading the PDF here.

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Mid-year review 2016 - costs and Part 36

Stephen Innes looks back over the past six months of dispute resolution in the UK and considers the key developments in costs and Part 36

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