Chambers UK Bar 2019: New Square Chambers ranks as a leading set across core practice areas

1st November 2018


New Square Chambers is delighted to have received high praise for client service across our core practice areas, for which we continue to be ranked as a leading set. Our highly ranked members are recognised as “very commercial”, “exceptionally experienced” and “fantastic with clients”.


  • “The clerks at New Square absolutely knock it out of the park every time. They are very friendly, organised and happy to help. When handling the whole process, they are very commercial and go well above and beyond what you would expect.”


  • ‘New Square Chambers is “a pure chancery set” handling a wide range of commercial chancery work, much of which is international in nature. Civil fraud, company, insolvency and trusts cases are all undertaken alongside contractual, corporate, partnership and shareholder disputes. Members have a particular reputation for their offshore work and are recognised as being “people with a nice manner who are well clued up.”’


  • ‘New Square Chambers is recognised for its unparalleled expertise in public access matters, especially in connection with highways disputes and town and village green cases. The set is also known for its deep experience of rights of way issues. Members provide advice on a range of rural law matters and have extensive knowledge of common land issues and countryside easements.’


  • ‘The clerks are praised for being “friendly and efficient,” and a solicitor highlights that “they get back to you quickly.” Head of clerking Phil Reeves is described as “very good.”’


  • ‘Sources note that New Square Chambers has “many talented barristers” who are “always helpful and consistently give clear advice.” They provide in-depth expertise on private client matters and have experience of handling the full spectrum of traditional chancery matters. Legal insiders highlight the high-level trusts knowledge at the set and note that its members are key contributors to the seminal textbook 'Lewin on Trusts.' The barristers parley this knowledge into cross-border work and have experience of acting in key offshore jurisdictions, including Jersey, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. Aside from trusts cases, the set also handles significant fraud, real estate, insolvency and company litigation.’


  • ‘New Square Chambers represents a fine choice for heavy-duty company law matters. Its respected barristers exhibit expertise in a range of contentious and non-contentious issues, including breach of duty claims, shareholder and director disputes, capital reductions and schemes of arrangement. Members of the set have recently instructed in Cosmetic Warriors v Gerrie, a major shareholder dispute, and BTA Bank v Ablyazov and others, high-profile litigation with proceedings in London and the BVI. Impressed commentators say: “New Square is a very good chambers with a versatile range of barristers.” “All here are absolutely professional and competent.”’


  • “The clerks are all very good. They are very efficient and always ensure you are put in contact with the right barrister.”


  • ‘New Square Chambers is a well-regarded set regularly called upon for advice and representation throughout the traditional offshore jurisdictions. Members here also have expertise in Hong Kong, Anguilla and Gibraltar among other newer areas. Barristers at the chambers offer notable competencies in fraud, insolvency and property claims. An example of the leading work its barristers are instructed in is the USD1 billion Bitel Litigation, the largest fraud case litigated in the Isle of Man.’


  • “They are very proactive and offer wider business development support. They are very good at understanding solicitors' needs and take steps to introduce people.” “The clerks are very friendly, helpful and approachable. It's a strong team.”


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