Our Expertise

Commercial Litigation

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.

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Legal 500

“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.”

Chambers Global: Dispute Resolution: Commercial

“The practitioners here are in high demand, with instructing solicitors praising them for being "at the top of their game.”

Legal 500, UK Bar Guide: Commercial Litigation

“4 New Square has ‘quality barristers from top to bottom” and is “clearly a set that is expanding and becoming ever-more well-known.”


Commercial Litigation Barristers

Jonathan Hough KC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2014

Justin Fenwick KC

Call: 1980 Silk: 1993

Murray Rosen KC

Call: 1976 Silk: 1993

Roger Stewart KC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2001

Patrick Lawrence KC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2002

David Halpern KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2006

Graeme McPherson KC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2008

Ben Hubble KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2009

David Turner KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2009

Ben Patten KC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2010

Paul Nicholls KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2012

Ben Elkington KC, FCIArb

Call: 1996 Silk: 2012

Nicholas Fletcher KC

Call: 1982 Silk: 2014

Hugh Jory KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2014

Graham Chapman KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2014

Benjamin Williams KC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2015

Neil Hext KC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2015

Jamie Smith KC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2015

Paul Mitchell KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2016

Alison Padfield KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2018

Nicole Sandells KC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2018

Siân Mirchandani KC, FCIArb

Call: 1997 Silk: 2019

Daniel Saoul KC

Call: 2008 Silk: 2019

Richard Liddell KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2020

Amanda Savage KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2020

Clare Dixon KC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2021

George Spalton KC

Call: 2004 Silk: 2021

Matthew Bradley KC

Call: 2004 Silk: 2022

Richard O’Brien KC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2024

Shail Patel KC

Call: 2006 Silk: 2024

Paul Parker

Call: 1986

Hugh Evans

Call: 1987

Nigel Burroughs

Call: 1991

Andrew Nicol

Call: 1991

Charles Phipps

Call: 1992

Nicola Shaldon

Call: 1994

Michael Bowmer

Call: 1997

Scott Allen

Call: 2000

Stephen Innes

Call: 2000

Carl Troman

Call: 2001

Miles Harris

Call: 2003

Tim Chelmick

Call: 2004

Benjamin Wood

Call: 2005

Kendrah Potts

Call: 2017    Solicitor: 2006

Hugh Saunders

Call: 2006

Tom Asquith

Call: 2007

George McDonald

Call: 2007

Lucy Colter

Call: 2008

Thomas Ogden

Call: 2008

Tom Shepherd

Call: 2008

Lionel Nichols

Lionel Nichols, FCIArb

Call: 2008 (Australia); 2013 (England & Wales)

Chris Greenwood

Call: 2009

Ben Smiley

Call: 2009

Nicholas Broomfield

Call: 2010

Pippa Manby

Call: 2010

Jonathan Worboys

Call: 2010

Benjamin Fowler

Call: 2011

Anthony Jones

Call: 2011

Paul Fisher

Call: 2012

Saaman Pourghadiri

Call: 2012

Theo Barclay

Call: 2013

Mark Cullen

Call: 2013

Jack Steer

Call: 2013

Simon Teasdale

Call: 2015

William Harman

Call: 2016

Seohyung Kim

Call: 2016

Usman Roohani

Call: 2016

Dr Benjamin Archer

Call: 2017

Hannah Daly

Call: 2017

John Williams

Call: 2017

Carola Binney

Call: 2019

Will Cook

Call: 2019

Conor Ewing

Call: 2020

Garry Borland KC

Call: 2000 (Scottish Bar), 2014 (English Bar) Silk: 2014

William Birch

Call: 2021

Ed Grigg

Call: 2021

Camilla Cockerill

Call: 2022

Arvind Nayar SA

Arvind Nayar SA

Call: 1997 (Indian Bar) Silk: 2017(SENIOR ADVOCATE, INDIAN BAR)

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