4 New Square’s commercial team bolstered by three new junior tenants

We are delighted to announce that Saaman Pourghadiri, Theo Barclay and Usman Roohani have joined Chambers.

Head of Chambers, Mark Cannon QC said: “It is a real pleasure to welcome Saaman, Theo and Usman to chambers.  They are all practitioners of the highest ability and I am sure they will flourish here.  Their practices fit well with those of existing Members of Chambers in what we are finding to be busy but unusual times.”

Saaman Pourghadiri (2012 call)

Saaman Pourghadiri (previously at Outer Temple Chambers) is regularly instructed in commercial, chancery and regulatory disputes with work often involving the intersection of these fields and multiple jurisdictions. Saaman’s work is often characterised by its size, novelty or complexity. Recent highlights include one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases, a $1 billion multi-jurisdictional civil fraud and a c£60m professional negligence action. He has particular expertise in civil fraud, pensions, banking/financial services, company and professional negligence matters. He has been recognised in the legal directories as: “”He is really impressive – he is extraordinarily clever and knows how to apply that practically.” “A very bright junior.”” (Chambers and Partners, Pensions). ​​”Very user-friendly, very approachable and very good commercially””He’s great to deal with, very hard-working and clever. His attention to detail is fantastic” (Chambers and Partners, Commercial Dispute Resolution).

Theo Barclay (2013 call)

Theo Barclay (previously at Hailsham Chambers) focusses on commercial litigation. In the last year, he has appeared in cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and a SIAC arbitral tribunal, most notably successfully representing Liverpool Football Club in two high-profile Commercial Court trials. He is recognised by Legal 500 as a “rising star” in Commercial Litigation and in Costs Law, and is described as “Outstanding. Smart, diligent, hard-working. Absolutely will go as deep into the subject matter as necessary to find the answers and to be prepared – excellent on his feet.

Usman Roohani (2016 call)

Usman Roohani (previously at Hardwicke) has a broad commercial and modern chancery practice with a focus on civil fraud and asset recovery, company and insolvency law, and banking/financial services litigation. He has been instructed, both as a junior and as sole counsel, in a number of substantial cases across his areas of practice. Over the last year, Usman has appeared unled in the High Court in a £13 million commercial fraud claim, he has been instructed as first junior in two multi-jurisdictional fraud claims, and he has appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal. Usman is also developing an offshore practice, within which he has advised on insolvency and trusts matters alongside leading counsel on a number of occasions.