4 New Square new rankings in Chambers Global 2018

We are delighted to announce 9 new rankings in Chambers Global 2018.

Ranked Departments:

Construction (Band 3)


Ranked Barristers:

Arbitration (International) – The English Bar

Roger Stewart QC (Band 2)

‘Well respected for his international arbitration practice, which covers a wide range of disputes for numerous clients across the globe. He is particularly noted for his expertise in construction and insurance. He is also a highly respected arbitrator. “A fantastic advocate. Extremely hard-working and always on the ball.”’

George Spalton (Band 2)

‘Recommended for his expertise in international arbitration and his ability to work on disputes heard by international tribunals. He is experienced at acting under a range of institutional rules and has taken part in arbitrations in various seats including Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Switzerland. “Hungry and motivated, he always goes the extra mile. He is one of those barristers who can pull their sleeves up and get stuck in.”’


Construction UK

Mark Cannon QC (Band 3)

‘Demonstrates particular prowess in professional negligence and insurance-related construction matters. He regularly acts for prominent contractors and consultants. “Phenomenally quick with a tremendous intellect and a keen commercial eye.” “He’s extremely bright and absorbs information very quickly.” Recent work: Acted in Lagan Homes v MV Kelly, a claim against a specialist subcontractor and engineers for allegedly negligent design and specification of the basement car park in a residential development.’

Justin Fenwick QC (Band 3)

‘Senior QC whose construction practice is focused on complex, high-value disputes, both in the UK and overseas. His considerable experience in the related fields of professional liability, professional negligence and civil fraud add further value to his offering. “One of the go-to barristers for construction insurance advice. He’s very genial and clever.” “Tenacious trial advocate.” Recent work: Acted for the defendant in Harlequin SVG v Wilkins Kennedy, a high-value TCC claim concerning the construction of a hotel development in the Caribbean.’

Roger Stewart QC (Band 1)

‘Highly regarded senior silk with a strong reputation for work in construction-related professional negligence. He has acted for major clients in top-level disputes in the UK, the Middle East and South America. He is increasingly active in high-stakes international arbitrations. “He gives clear, forthright and forceful views and is a very calm leader. He does not get rattled or flustered.” “He comes up with constructive and practical ideas as to how to deal with something.” Recent work: Acted for the designers and builders of 100 high-quality flats in Knightsbridge in a claim against the architects and engineers.’

Ben Patten QC (Band 2)

‘Strong silk who advises on big-ticket matters including all manner of domestic disputes and international arbitration. His practice is complemented by an acclaimed professional negligence offering. His loyal client base includes contractors, developers and professional indemnity insurers.  “Very easy to engage with and always provides sound commercial advice.” “He is amazingly calm under pressure, which gives the entire team confidence.” Recent work: Acted for the contracting arm of the government of Trinidad and Tobago in successfully recovering USD58 million in respect of performance bonds issued for works carried out by a Brazilian contractor.’


UK, Dispute Resolution: Commercial

Justin Fenwick QC (Band 2)

‘”A robust advocate and fearless cross-examiner with excellent all-round judgement.” “He can think on his feet and he’s an excellent strategic thinker.” Recent work: Instructed for the defendants in Apex v Prince Abdulaziz and Global Torch, a high-value dispute concerning alleged fraudulent conduct by a Middle Eastern telecoms business.’


UK, Offshore (Bar)

Justin Fenwick QC (Band 2)

‘An excellent advocate for cases concerning professional negligence, who has additional capabilities in civil fraud and commercial litigation generally. His practice is heavily weighted towards offshore litigation, and he has experience in both Caribbean and Far Eastern jurisdictions. He frequently represents professional service providers. “An intellectual powerhouse who is clearly at the top of his game. His advocacy is clear and precise, and he knows how to get judges ‘on side’.” “He is invariably the cleverest barrister in the room.”  Recent work: Acted in Kingate Fund v PWC, a professional negligence claim relating to a failure to detect Madoff fraud when auditing a Bermuda fund.’

Graham Chapman QC (Band 3)

‘Has a broad commercial practice which encompasses audit negligence, investment funds and trust work. He is active in the Isle of Man, the BVI and Guernsey, and has been called to the Bar of the Grand Court of Cayman. “He’s a very statesmanlike person, who’s great with clients and delivers clear, succinct messages very effectively. Working with him is an enormous pleasure. He’s absolutely on the ball the whole time, and he’s very practical.” Recent work: Acted on behalf of the auditors in defence of a USD750 million audit negligence case. The matter arose from the collapse of the Cayman-registered Weavering fund.’


UK, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery

Alex Hall Taylor (Band 3)

‘Has a broad practice that involves company law, insolvency and fraud cases, many of which have an international element to them. He is praised for the quality of his advocacy. “A very fluent and urbane advocate.” Recent work: Defended an Isle of Man holding company against claims that it is a fraudulently established litigation shield.’


Turkey – Dispute Resolution, Foreign Expert Based in UK

Can Yeginsu

‘A fluent Turkish speaker and the vice chairman of the British Turkish Lawyers’ Association. He has a proven track record of acting for Turkish clients on international arbitrations. Turkish market observers say: “He is in a class of his own.”