News & Judgments: Ben Smiley

The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022 – 4 New Square Chambers shortlisted for 21 awards

We are delighted to announce that 4 New Square has been shortlisted for 21 awards at the 2022 Legal 500 Bar Awards. The awards are based…

CMC Spreadbet PLC v Robert Tchenguiz: Daniel Saoul KC and Ben Smiley succeed in substantial financial services dispute

On 1 July 2022 the High Court handed down its trial Judgment in the case of CMC Spreadbet PLC v Robert Tchenguiz, a decision concerning compliance…

Nicholas Bacon KC and Ben Smiley succeed in the Supreme Court in an important case for consumers and solicitors

Judgment has been handed down by the Supreme Court in Bott & Co Solicitors Ltd v Ryanair DAC [2022] UKSC 8.   The decision is an important…

Ben Elkington KC and Ben Smiley act for successful insurer in the Court of Appeal in £10m aggregation dispute

Ben Elkington KC and Ben Smiley were instructed by DWF to represent RSA in the Court of Appeal, seeking the reversal of the judgment of HHJ…

63 members of 4 New Square Chambers ranked in the Chambers UK Guide 2022

63 members of 4 New Square Chambers have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2022 across a wide range of practice areas….

Judgment regarding accountants acting as introducers, and considering Manchester Building Society v GT

Judgment was handed down this morning in the case of Knights v Townsend Harrison Ltd [2021] EWHC 2563 (QB). Ben Elkington KC and Ben Smiley acted…

4 New Square Chambers Nominated for Six Awards at the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards 2021

4 New Square Chambers is delighted to have received six nominations in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards 2021:    Insurance Silk of the Year…

Court of Appeal rules on the test of inducement in insurance non-disclosure cases

4 New Square on both sides of important Court of Appeal ruling on the test of inducement to be applied where an insurer seeks to avoid…

Justin Fenwick KC and Ben Smiley successfully defend the Former Administrators of One Blackfriars Limited in £250m High Court claim

Following hard-fought litigation commenced in 2017, and a fully remote trial held during 2020, judgment has recently been handed down in the case of Re One…

4 New Square act in the leading case on adjournments being sought in the context of the Covid-19

Justin Fenwick QC and Ben Smiley acted for the defendants who successfully resisted the claimants’ application to adjourn a 5 week trial due to Covid-19. The…



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