Success at the 2019 Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards for 4 New Square

Professional Negligence Set of the Year

We are delighted to announce that 4 New Square won the Professional Negligence Set of the Year 2019 at the prestigious Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards in recognition of our involvement in many of the most high profile and ground breaking recent professional negligence cases.

Please visit our Professional Liability page or contact the clerks for more information on our barristers who specialise in Professional Negligence.

Clare Dixon named Professional Negligence Junior of the Year

Clare Dixon specialises in all areas of professional liability with particular emphasis on lawyers, valuers, accountants and insurance brokers. She has appeared at all levels of court including twice in the Supreme Court and unled in the Court of Appeal. She is recognised for being “a formidable junior who is relentlessly good at what she does” and someone who “comes up with an innovative approach to get a fantastic result, and is very user-friendly.” She has also been described as “firm, incisive and having the ear of the Court” as well as being “Extremely trustworthy and super-fast”. Clare believes in taking a tough but commercial approach to litigation and relishes advocacy in all its forms. To read more about Clare Dixon’s Professional Liability practice please see her website profile.

Congratulations to Amanda Savage and Roger Stewart QC who were also nominated for Professional Negligence Junior and Silk of the Year and Graham Eklund QC who was nominated for Insurance Silk of the Year at the awards.

Professional Negligence Barristers at 4 New Square

Our barristers appear in many of the most prominent and high value professional liability 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.

‘Considered the pre-eminent set for professional negligence work, 4 New Square has unbeatable bench strength which covers claims in all relevant sectors. It represents both claimants and defendants in matters brought against insurance brokers, lawyers, accountants and financial advisers, and professionals in the technology and construction industries. The set fielded a prominent team in the case of Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya, an important case on the extent of solicitors’ liability for their unwitting involvement in conveyancing fraud, and among other notable recent cases was Re One Blackfriars, which tested the scope of an administrator’s duty when selling an asset. A solicitor reports: “All of the barristers are very strong. We work with them as a proper team: they are very accessible and we trust them to always deliver on time.”‘ – Chambers & Partners, 2020: Professional Negligence