Who We Are
Currently shortlisted for the Legal Business Chambers of the Year (2020) award.
4 New Square is a leading commercial set of barristers chambers based in London. Its members are recognised leaders in a wide range of fields, including commercial dispute resolution, construction and engineering, international arbitration, professional liability, offshore disputes, insurance and reinsurance, and civil fraud.
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.
Each barrister is regulated by and registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales and can be identified in the register by name. A link to the Bar Standards Board’s Barristers’ Register is available here. This register shows (1) whether a barrister has a current practising certificate, and (2) whether a barrister has any disciplinary findings, which are published on the Bar Standards Board’s website in accordance with their policy. Alternatively, you can contact the Bar Standards Board on 020 7611 1444 to ask about this (or e-mail ContactUs@BarStandardsBoard.org.uk).
Members of Chambers are governed by the Code of Conduct for barristers published by the Bar Standards Board. The Code of Conduct can be found in the Bar Standards Board Handbook, an electronic copy of which can be viewed here.
Each barrister has professional indemnity insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF). This cover is worldwide subject to the Terms of Cover, accessible here. BMIF is able to be contacted at:
Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited
90 Fenchurch Street
T: +44 (0) 20 7621 0405