Our Expertise

Company & Insolvency

Members of 4 New Square Chambers are frequently instructed in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious company and insolvency work. Chambers has particular expertise in cases where insolvency and corporate law overlap with the fields of professional liability, civil fraud and commercial litigation.

We have been involved in some of the largest corporate disputes in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and in foreign and off-shore jurisdictions. Members of chambers are regularly involved in shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions, derivative claims, claims relating to securities, litigation arising out of corporate transactions and matters involving corporate governance and directors’ duties.

We also undertake a variety of contentious insolvency and corporate restructuring. Members of chambers act for and advise companies, private individuals, partnerships, LLPs and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency including administration, bankruptcy, liquidation, voluntary arrangements, injunctions to restrain presentation/advertisement of winding-up petitions and applications to set aside statutory demands.

We are frequently instructed by office holders to pursue claims for wrongful trading, fraudulent trading, transactions at an undervalue, preferences, and misfeasance. Members of chambers are happy to consider acting on a conditional fee agreement, where appropriate. We have particular experience of defending claims against insolvency practitioners and draw on our considerable expertise in the field of professional liability.

Members also act on all aspects of directors disqualification, including both acting for the Secretary of State (in respect of which a number of our members have been appointed to the Attorney General’s panels) and for directors.

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Company & Insolvency Barristers

Patrick Lawrence KC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2002

David Halpern KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2006

Hugh Jory KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2014

Nicole Sandells KC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2018

Daniel Saoul KC

Call: 2008 Silk: 2019

George Spalton KC

Call: 2004 Silk: 2021

Matthew Bradley KC

Call: 2004 Silk: 2022

Nigel Burroughs

Call: 1991

Michael Bowmer

Call: 1997

Tom Shepherd

Call: 2008

Ben Smiley

Call: 2009

Benjamin Fowler

Call: 2011

Saaman Pourghadiri

Call: 2012

Mark Cullen

Call: 2013

Simon Teasdale

Call: 2015

Usman Roohani

Call: 2016

Stephen Ryan

Call: 2016

Dr Benjamin Archer

Call: 2017

Hannah Daly

Call: 2017

John Williams

Call: 2017

Carola Binney

Call: 2019

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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