4 New Square is a leading commercial set of chambers handling a wide variety of commercial disputes and international arbitrations both domestically and overseas.
We regularly advise on, and appear in, complex and high-value disputes in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division of the High Court, as well as in international commercial arbitrations and commercial courts overseas.
“4 New Square has in the last ten years become a top commercial litigation chambers, harnessing its very strong international links in the US, CIS, Middle East and Continental Europe. They have strength in depth at all levels and some real superstars at every level. All barristers here are very nice to work with.” – Legal 500
‘The set’s barristers are recognised for being well acquainted with domestic commercial cases and also gain recognition for their involvement in high-profile cross-border litigation. The practitioners here are in high demand and are noted by solicitors for being “excellent across the board.”‘– Chambers Global 2022: Dispute Resolution: Commercial
Our expertise is widely drawn and includes disputes concerning banking, securities and derivatives, employment, commercial fraud, commercial agencies, M&A disputes, investments and investment schemes, contracts for the sale and hire of goods, partnership and LLP disputes, private international law, and personal and corporate insolvency.
We also have considerable expertise in Chancery litigation and Chancery-related professional negligence claims. Our experience ranges from the County Court to the House of Lords, and from junior practitioners instructed in mortgagee possession claims to senior silks who sit as deputy judges in the Chancery Division. A number of members of chambers joined us from Chancery sets and have many years experience in the field.
Much of our commercial work has an international element to it and Members of Chambers have specific expertise in jurisdictional disputes and challenges. They also have wide experience of acting in respect of pre-emptive and interim applications for, among other things, freezing orders, search orders, pre-action disclosure and injunctions, including injunctions enforcing post-termination restrains in employment contracts, responding to team moves and restraining misuse of confidential information.
Both Chambers and individual Members of Chambers are consistently ranked in the legal directories as leaders in the field in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and related areas such as employment, banking and financial services. Junior Members of Chambers are frequently recognised as “Stars of the Bar” by the London industry press, as amongst the most talented junior barristers in practice at the Commercial and Chancery Bar.