What the Directories say...


Chambers UK Bar 2017
New Square Chambers has noted strength when it comes to public access and highways law, with its members being expert in cases concerning rights of way and village greens. The frequency with which members appear in Supreme Court cases is noteworthy. Agriculture & Rural Affairs


Those instructing say: "This is a set that is strong at all levels and has people who can tackle cases however large or complex they may be. The individuals here are very good at finding solutions to problems, however intractable those problems may seem." Chancery Commercial


Head of clerking Phil Reeves and his team win praise for their agile approach. "The clerks are ace and are very good at finding a solution to the many problems I present them with."

"They are always there and approachable and have a good rapport with the courts. If you have an issue they seem to be able to get you the information." Client Service


An "ambitious set" with a strong presence in traditional chancery work. One source reporting: "Clients don't like it when you are over-legalistic, but this doesn't happen at New Square Chambers, where the barristers are open to more commercial approaches." Chancery Traditional


"The clerks are very responsive with regard to conference calls, fee quotes and estimated timetables for work requested." Client Service


New Square Chambers has a solid profile in company law. Commentators say the barristers are "great to deal with" and "easily accessible." Company


A highly popular choice for commercial litigation work across the Caribbean and UK Crown dependencies. The set continues to attract high-profile roles in landmark matters. Offshore


"We greatly appreciate the time and trouble that the clerks take with us." Client Service


New Square Chambers provides high-calibre counsel and representation to both corporations and private individuals in complex insolvency cases. Restructuring/Insolvency


"I can't fault the clerks at all - they're very, very good." "The clerks at New Square get back to you quickly." Client Service

 


Legal 500 2016
New Square Chambers has ‘strength in depth for commercial work’ and is ‘a first port of call for contentious trusts and probate matters’. The set fields ‘specialists in all areas of Chancery law’, as well as expertise in media, intellectual property and public law, and provides ‘a friendly, pragmatic service’. According to some, ‘the promotion of Phil Reeves to Head of Clerking should prove to be a significant step forward for a set which appears to be moving forward with determination’. Gary Collins also joined in 2016, working alongside Michelle Greene and Ben Rippengale, who ‘go the extra mile to assist’. Set Overview


New Square Chambers is recognised for its expertise in the public law aspects of property issuesAdministrative & Public Law (Including Local Government)
At New Square Chambers, the ‘efficient and pragmatic’ members are particularly well known for their international expertise spanning the Caribbean, the Channel Islands and Hong Kong.” “At New Square Chambers, members are ‘dedicated to achieving the best result for their clients’. The set is praised as ‘forward-thinking’ and growing its insolvency work is a key part of this drive.Company


New Square Chambers is highly recommended for contentious trusts and probate barristers. Nicholas Le Poidevin QC led Alexander Learmonth in the Supreme Court case of Marley v Rawlings.” Private Client: Trusts & Probate
The Chancery practice is ‘first-class’ at New Square Chambers.Property Litigation

 


Chambers UK Bar 2016
"The clerks are quick to respond and eager to assist in arranging where the original counsel is, for whatever reason, unavailable." "The clerks always fit me in and do what I need them to do. They are very good with the papers too." Chancery


"It's a proper collegiate job when you work with these guys. They're good quality barristers who you can work with, rather than under." "The clerks, led by head of clerking Phil Reeves, couldn't do more to help you. They help with fee quotes, liaising with and getting papers to the court, always respond and go above their role." Company


"It is an absolutely first-class set. The clerks really help you and get everything sorted out. They are clerks you can deal with." Offshore

 


Legal 500 2015
New Square Chambers is ‘clearly a heavyweight set’, with counsel who are ‘willing to go the extra mile’. It is strong in commercial and traditional Chancery work.
The service and clerks’ room are rated ‘very highly’, making it ‘a pleasure to work with this set’. The clerks are ‘supportive, professional and flexible’, and have ‘good connections with the courts’.
Phil Reeves is ‘always happy to talk through any issues and willing to accommodate client requests’.
Set Overview


New Square Chambers excels in cases at the intersection between public law and property law, particularly those involving village greens, highways and public rights of way.
Administrative & Public Law (Including Local Government)


New Square Chambers is a terrific set, especially at the middle and junior end, for all sorts of Chancery work’. ‘It is very reasonable in terms of pricing and members recognise the value of strong client relationships.Company


New Square Chambers comes across as very efficient, and from a professional client point of view is very easy to deal with.Insolvency


New Square Chambers’ barristers are ‘highly intelligent’, and ‘consistently produce high-quality work’. Chambers’ ‘outstanding’ clerks ‘are always a pleasure to work with’.Private Client: Trusts & Probate


New Square Chambers has niche strength in town and village green applications.” Property Litigation

 


Chambers UK Bar 2015
Barristers here are frequently instructed due to their expertise in countryside law, rights of way, and town and village green disputes. Agriculture & Rural Affairs


"The clerks at the set are perfectly nice and very easy to work with." Client Service


Members are noted for their particular expertise in jurisdictional and conflict of laws disputes, and for the work they undertake in a number of Caribbean jurisdictions. Those that instruct the members here talk of the "good, collegiate working experience" they enjoy. Chancery Commercial


"The clerking team is very friendly, approachable and efficient. I trust Phil Reeves enough that if he recommends someone to me I'll use them." Client Service


Commentators applaud the high calibre of the members and say that they are “particularly good when it comes to handling sophisticated offshore matters and Court of Appeal cases.Chancery Traditional


"The clerks, led by Phil Reeves, are always very friendly, helpful and efficient at dealing with enquiries." Client Service


Sources highlight it as "a very good set that provides a collegiate working experience for those that instruct it." Company


Members at the set have a fine reputation for advising and representing clients in a variety of offshore contexts. Much of the set's work derives from cases in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean, as well as Hong Kong. Offshore


This is the best set to go to if you have a matter concerning public rights of way or common land. Real Estate Litigation


The clerking team is helpful and efficient.Client Service


Members here are very highly rated for their strong client service and their flexible approach to disputes. Restructuring/Insolvency


"The clerks provide a good all-round service and are pleasant and approachable." Client Service

 


Legal 500 2014
New Square Chambers is noted for its strength in property related public law matters.” Administrative & Public Law (Including Local Government)


Company law is a core area for New Square Chambers, where barristers are ‘strong on the knotty areas of the law ’. A popular choice with City firms, the barristers are regularly called upon for high-profile shareholder disputes.Company


New Square Chambers has an excellent reputation for insolvency matters with a fraud element and is often involved in mandates with a significant cross-border angle. Insolvency


New Square Chambers is ‘a very approachable set where barristers aren' t worried about coming off the fence and providing clients with practical solutions'.Private Client: Trusts & Probate


New Square Chambers is ‘a longstanding and strong set' for property litigation that provides ‘a good service'. Members often appear on opposing sides in disputes. Property Litigation

 


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