We are one of the UK’s leading sets of barristers’ chambers acting and advising in a wide variety of commercial disputes both domestically and overseas.
Established more than 70 years ago we have developed a strong reputation in all areas of commercial law including banking, commercial fraud, commercial chancery, insurance, offshore litigation, construction and energy, professional discipline, professional negligence, costs and sports law. Historically, the preeminent for professional negligence and costs work, chambers has been involved in many of the landmark legal cases of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Our work has also become increasingly international. We have strong ties with overseas markets and we are recognised as a home to considerable expertise in commercial, insurance, and investor-state arbitration as well public international law and human rights.
We have nearly 90 members (of whom 33 are King’s Counsel) practising as self-employed barristers at 4 New Square Chambers, as well as a number of highly respected arbitrators and mediators.
As barristers we appear as advocates for our clients before courts, arbitrators, and other tribunals. This involves not only the preparation and delivery of written and oral submissions and cross-examination, but also the provision of practical, commercial advice and important preparatory work at all stages of disputes.
We are accustomed to working with large teams of lawyers or alongside lawyers and other professionals qualified in other jurisdictions, and have members admitted on a permanent or case-specific basis to the local Bar, or with rights of audience, in many overseas jurisdictions.
Our members regularly appear before courts and arbitral tribunals worldwide, as well as at all levels in this country – from the County Court to the Supreme Court (and including in every civil division of the High Court).
A number of former members of chambers have gone on to hold high judicial office in both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Sir Rupert Jackson is an Honorary Professor in the UCL Faculty of Law and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.
Matthieu Gregoire is Adjunct Professor of International Commercial Arbitration at Pepperdine Law School, University of Malibu.
Jonathan Worboys is a Visiting Lecturer in public international law at King’s College London.
A number of leading legal texts are or have been written by current and former members of chambers: