Who are we?
We are all barristers practising at the Bar of England and Wales. Some of us have been called to the Bar in other jurisdictions.
Each of us is a self-employed sole practitioner and we share the resources of chambers, but are not responsible for each other’s work. We are not a partnership and there is no firm practising as “4 New Square”.
It is often the case that members of chambers appear on different sides in the same litigation or act for different parties in related matters and we have stringent procedures in place to ensure that effective information barriers are in place when that happens.
What do we do?
As barristers we appear as advocates for our clients before courts, tribunals and arbitrators. This involves not only written and oral submissions, cross-examination and oral argument, but also practical advice and important preparatory work at all stages of disputes. Some of us also act as arbitrators and mediators.
We also provide legal advice in contentious and non-contentious matters, act as representatives of our clients at mediations and provide expert evidence for foreign courts and arbitrations. We draft or advise on the drafting of legislation and commercial agreements and terms.
Who can instruct us?
We act for a wide range of clients, including multi-national companies and firms, insurers, government departments and private individuals. While most of our work is in England and Wales a significant proportion involves overseas clients or proceedings in other jurisdictions.
We can be instructed by or through English and Welsh solicitors, in-house lawyers and overseas lawyers. We are also able to accept instructions directly from non-lawyers in certain cases. Our clerks will be happy to assist and advise.