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Offshore Litigation

Ranked as a leading set for Offshore, members of 4 New Square have extensive experience of advising on and acting in offshore litigation and arbitration, as well as in UK-based disputes with a cross-border component. We are also regularly instructed to advise on non-contentious legal matters arising abroad.

Our international and offshore work is typically commercial in nature, and often has a financial, fiduciary or equitable element. Recent examples include acting for a Brazilian liquidator in pursuing disclosure orders in the Cayman Islands in a $2billion liquidation; acting for the Central Bank of Trinidad in claims valued at over $3billion relating to the collapse of a major insurance company and financial services provider; acting for Guernsey cell companies in litigation arising out of the collapse of a fund management group; acting in a US$50million claim brought in Mauritius against the auditors of a failed foreign exchange trading operation; and acting for the liquidators of a significant Caribbean bank to trace and recover some $8bn assets lost in a major international Ponzi scheme.

This work is very often focussed in traditional offshore jurisdictions such as Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Nevis, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Antigua, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. However, by way of example, we have worked in a range of other jurisdictions in recent years including: Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Gibraltar, Switzerland, the United States (New York State, California and Delaware amongst others), Brazil, the United Arab Emirates (including the DIFC).

A number of us – at varying levels of seniority – are admitted to practice in various of these jurisdictions on an ongoing basis. In addition, our barristers are frequent lecturers and public speakers on international and offshore legal topics, and some have drafted offshore legislation.

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“A highly effective set with increasing strength in depth for offshore work.”

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“Well deserved and growing recognition as a leading set in the offshore market.”


Offshore Litigation Barristers

Justin Fenwick KC

Call: 1980 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

Ben Elkington KC, FCIArb

Call: 1996 Silk: 2012

Hugh Jory KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2014

Graham Chapman KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2014

Nicole Sandells KC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2018

Daniel Saoul KC

Call: 2008 Silk: 2019

Richard Liddell KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2020

George Spalton KC

Call: 2004 Silk: 2021

Matthew Bradley KC

Call: 2004 Silk: 2022

Nigel Burroughs

Call: 1991

Michael Bowmer

Call: 1997

Kendrah Potts

Call: 2017    Solicitor: 2006

Lucy Colter

Call: 2008

Lionel Nichols

Lionel Nichols, FCIArb

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

Ben Smiley

Call: 2009

Nicholas Broomfield

Call: 2010

Anthony Jones

Call: 2011

Saaman Pourghadiri

Call: 2012

Mark Cullen

Call: 2013

Simon Teasdale

Call: 2015

William Harman

Call: 2016

Hannah Daly

Call: 2017

Will Cook

Call: 2019

Camilla Cockerill

Call: 2022

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