Instructing solicitors praise the barristers at 4 New Square for their "pragmatic approach," and note that it "has become a set that reaches well beyond the area of professional negligence which it was traditionally known for." The set's barristers are recognised for being well acquainted with domestic commercial cases and also gain recognition for their involvement in high-profile cross-border litigation. One recent highlight came in the form of acting for the claimant in Kazakhstan Kagazy v Arip & Others, a long-running USD300 million Commercial Court claim. Another key case saw members acting on both sides in Ang v Reliantco, a seven-figure claim brought against a Cypriot company relating to trading in cryptocurrency. The practitioners here are in high demand and are noted by solicitors for being "excellent across the board."
"The clerks are absolutely outstanding. They are all really user-friendly and make clients feel welcome." Deputy senior clerk Alex Dolby and assistant team clerk Chris Ebdon are "brilliant, respond very quickly and are very personable." "The clerks are so good - they always put the right people on a matter." "It is an excellent set that always tries to deliver above and beyond, with clerks who go the extra mile to fit in appointments and make the barristers' and solicitors' calendars come together." Lizzy Stewart is the senior clerk and CEO.
Justin Fenwick KC
"A brilliant advocate, who is excellent for complex matters and fantastic strategically. Thoroughly switched-on, he does not forget the details."
Daniel Saoul KC
"He has a real understanding of what the client needs and is very strategic."
Graham Chapman KC
"A rarity in that he is excellent on paper, great with clients and brilliant on his feet. Graham is the all-round package."
Matthew Bradley KC
"Very self-sufficient, and has a good grip on both the facts and the law. He is commercial, practical, user-friendly and someone who tells you how it is."
Ben Elkington KC
"He is very quick in giving advice and turning papers around."
Hugh Jory KC
"Has good commercial sense and displays fine analytical skills."
"Brilliant both in terms of her drafting and advocacy, she communicates very well and is always prompt in her responses."
George Spalton KC
"A real team player, who is quick, efficient and easy to work with. George is one of the more effective barristers at altering his approach depending on the client in question, and is equally good on paper as he is on his feet."