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4 New Square

Dispute Resolution: Commercial

9 ranked barristersBand 4UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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Well regarded by interviewees for its "superior quality and range of counsel," 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 includes acting for Qatar National Bank in a USD250 million claim against the Government of Eritrea relating to unpaid sovereign loans and guarantees. Another key case saw members acting for Georgy Bedzhamov in defending claims brought against him for over GBP1.3 billion in respect of alleged fraud surrounding the collapse of VPB. The practitioners here are in high demand, with instructing solicitors praising them for being "at the top of their game."

Client service:

"The clerks, led by Lizzy Stewart, are very good. They are clear and reasonable regarding fees, and they are very knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with the Commercial Court and the Listing Office." "They are easy to deal with and flexible when they need to be." Deputy senior clerk Dennis Peck is noted for being "approachable and amiable." "If you have a problem over timing or fees, he’s a bloke you can talk to and who'll always endeavour to help you out."

Strengths:

Ben Elkington QC
"A brilliant and charismatic silk who quickly gets to the heart of complex issues." "He makes punchy submissions which really land home."
Recent work: Acted for a supplier of component dishwashers, Askoll TRE, in TRW Pension Trust Ltd v Indesit & Others, a case regarding the sale of allegedly faulty goods.

Strengths:

Can Yeginsu
"Fiendishly intelligent and delightful with clients." "He's approachable and highly commercial."
Recent work: Acted as lead counsel for the lead claimant, Cafer Pekin, in a GBP20 million shareholder dispute with Paragon Property Investments.

Strengths:

Daniel Saoul QC
"Responsive, extremely thorough and a lawyer who gives reliable and well thought through advice." "He has a real courtroom presence, is really incisive and has a great rapport with judges."
Recent work: Acted for CMC Markets and its subsidiaries in a multimillion-pound claim against its former Chief Commercial Officer, Farzim Nazari, and a senior employee, Emma Brassington. The matter concerned an allegedly perpetrated scheme of bribery and corruption.

Strengths:

George Spalton QC
"He is client-friendly, clever and very commercial."
Recent work: Acted for Viva Telecom (Luxembourg) in a case brought by LIC involving allegations of abuse of rights over the company's purchase of shares in a major telecoms group.

Strengths:

Graham Chapman QC
"Combines excellent technical abilities with commercially savvy and practical advice." "He is approachable, a pleasure to work with and someone who always sees solutions to problems."
Recent work: Represented over 60 individuals in their claims against the Ingenious Film entities, together with tax and financial advisers who introduced them to the schemes or advised upon them.

Strengths:

Hugh Jory QC
"He is charming." "Hugh has the ear of the court and puts cases in a very accessible way."
Recent work: Acted for the seat suppliers in Transcal Holdings Ltd v Smith, a breach of warranty claim arising from a share purchase agreement.

Strengths:

Justin Fenwick QC
"He is a very engaging advocate who uses interesting turns of phrase." "He is incredibly assured and smooth in court."
Recent work: Acted for Abdullah Rushaid Al Rushaid & Co in its GBP100 million economic torts claim against Valeris.

Strengths:

Matthew Bradley
"Responsive and to the point, he is an excellent advocate who knows how to read a courtroom." "He is very down to earth and user-friendly."
Recent work: Acted for Abdullah Rushaid Al Rushaid in a GBP100 million economic torts claim against Valeris.

Strengths:

Saaman Pourghadiri
"A rising star." "He has an impressive commercial practice and does very good-quality drafting."
Recent work: Acted for the claimants in Dunn Motor Traction Limited v National Express Limited, a breach of contract claim worth GBP20 million.

Dispute Resolution: Commercial Department

4 New Square

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4 New Square

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

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Silks (QC)

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial


Ben Elkington QC
Band 5
Daniel Saoul QC
Band 4
George Spalton QC
New Silks
Graham Chapman QC
Band 4
Hugh Jory QC
Band 5
Justin Fenwick QC
Band 2