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Sports Law Update:  UK Anti-Doping v Victoria Ohuruogu

In its recent decision in UK Anti-Doping v Victoria Ohuruogu (which was made public on 21 March 2024) the National Anti-Doping Panel considered a rare charge…

Success in the Supreme Court for Ben Williams KC in the “mixed injury test cases”

In a judgment in two test cases with major implications for the motor insurance market,  the Supreme Court has rejected the insurers’ challenge to the way…

Scott Allen successfully defends valuer’s negligence claim:  Bratt v Jones

On Friday, 22nd March 2024, HHJ Cawson KC sitting as a Deputy Judge in the Chancery Division handed down judgment in Bratt v Jones, dismissing a…

Crypto Open Patent Alliance v Wright: success for Jonathan Hough KC in decision on the creation of Bitcoin

The six-week trial of Crypto Open Patent Alliance v Wright has just concluded in the Chancery Division, with 4 New Square Chambers’ Jonathan Hough KC acting…

Paul Mitchell KC appointed as Deputy High Court Judge

We are delighted to announce that Paul Mitchell KC has been appointed by the Lady Chief Justice to be a Deputy High Court Judge in the…

Ben Williams and Ben Smiley succeed in the Supreme Court: Armstead v RSA

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in Armstead v RSA: an important decision on the recovery of contractual liabilities, remoteness and the burden of proof. …

“Future Star” Jack Steer joins 4 New Square Chambers

4 New Square Chambers’ team of juniors has been further bolstered with the arrival of Jack Steer. Called in 2013, Jack has a broad practice…

4 New Square Chambers secures top position as the most active chambers for commercial litigation in the High Court in 2023

4 New Square Chambers has secured the top position as the most active chambers for commercial litigation in the High Court in 2023 according to a…

Commercial Junior Conor Ewing joins 4 New Square Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Conor Ewing has joined 4 New Square Chambers. Called in 2020, Conor has already developed a reputation as a…

Al Sadeq v Dechert [2024] EWCA Civ 28: Privilege and the Iniquity Exception

It’s been the law for a long time that legal privilege does not operate as a cloak for communications that themselves have been created to further…

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