Winners of the prestigious ‘Professional Negligence Set of the Year‘ (2021) award by Chambers & Partners UK and nominated for Professional Negligence Set of the Year (2022) in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Bar Awards, 4 New Square are renowned for being the top set in the field of Professional Negligence.
‘4 New Square offers unparalleled capabilities in the area of professional negligence, regularly attracting key instructions for and against professionals in the legal, financial and insurance sectors. The set excels in any case involving advice on financial planning, investments, tax liability, property or the conduct of litigation. It is notable for its deft handling of the high-value and the legally complex, including a number of recent cases on limitation, or causation, or successor practices in claims against solicitors. The barristers have continued to appear in fora up to and including the Supreme Court in high-profile cases such as Re One Blackfriars and Matthew v Sedman. Instructing solicitors say: “4 New Square really is the pre-eminent set in professional liability work.”‘ – Chambers & Partners, 2022
‘A stand out performer in this area’, 4 New Square is a ‘pre-eminent set for defendant professional negligence work’ with ‘great strength in depth’ – ‘the quality of the barristers is second to none‘.’ – Legal 500
Chambers regularly win the Chambers & Partners ‘Professional Negligence Set of the Year’ and Members of Chambers frequently win silk or junior of the year in this area and individuals have been recognised as ‘stars’ in the directories. Moreover, we have more individuals ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for professional negligence than any other set. In short we boast not only star individuals but unrivalled strength in depth.
Members of chambers appear in many of the most prominent and high value professional negligence cases.
Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability, the leading practitioner book on this area of law, continues to be edited in house.
Cases range from multi-million pound claims in a wide variety of commercial contexts to claims by private individuals who feel they have been let down by their professional advisers. We act in cases involving the full range of professions and are experienced in cases with an international element.
Whatever the claim, whatever the profession and whether acting for the claimant or the defendant, we bring to it both an understanding of the underlying circumstances and experience of similar cases.
Our work in this area extends to issues of professional indemnity insurance, including disputes as to avoidance or denial of cover and as to the meaning and effect of policy terms.
Recent cases involving members of chambers include: