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4 New Square Chambers Insurance Law Review – Spring 2023

Click here to download as a PDF Contributors: Alison Padfield KC, Miles Harris, Shail Patel, Ben Smiley, Nick Broomfield, Anthony Jones, Marie-Claire O’Kane, Diarmuid Laffan, Will…

What’s in a name? “A lot”, the press would answer

There has been a spate of recent cases where professionals involved as respondents in disciplinary proceedings have sought anonymity orders in their favour. Helen Evans KC…

Ian McDonald contributes to book “The Common Law Jurisprudence of the Conflict of Laws”

The Common Law Jurisprudence of the Conflict of Laws (Bloomsbury) has just been published to which 4 New Square Chambers’ Ian McDonald has contributed a chapter….

Why are there so many cases against lawyers for contempt of court?

There has been a spate of cases in the past couple of years where contempt of court proceedings have been brought against lawyers. Prompted by the…

Daniel Saoul KC and Usman Roohani consider contempt of court in the latest ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE magazine

In the latest edition of ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Magazine, 4 New Square Chambers’ Daniel Saoul KC and Usman Roohani write about recent developments and perspectives in committal applications for contempt of court…

Professional liability and coverage update: 2022 in review

Overview By far the most significant number of professional liability cases in 2022 dealt with the existence or scope of professionals’ duties. The case of…

Can the tables ever be turned: when can professionals sue their clients for breaching duties to them?

When professionals are sued, it’s not unusual for them to make an assertion that their clients were “up to something”, or to complain that they had…

Mark Nieman v Withers LLP [2022] EWHC 2237 (QB)

Mark Nieman v Withers LLP [2022] EWHC 2237 was a professional liability claim by Mr Mark Nieman (“the Claimant”) against Withers LLP (“the Defendant”) arising from…

Construction Arbitration in the New Age

Talk by Sir Rupert Jackson at the Society of Construction Law Astra International Conference in Paris on 28th October 2022. View Talk Here

High Court hands down landmark decision in interest-only mortgage mis-selling case

On 7 October 2022, HHJ Cawson KC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, handed down judgment in Taylor & Anor v Legal and General…



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