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4 New Square

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4 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Barristers at 4 New Square are admired for their expert handling of disciplinary matters for professionals across a range of different sectors, including legal and accountancy, and in various sports, notably horse racing. Members generally defend professionals but are also instructed by several regulators such as the SRA. Barristers from the chambers were recently instructed in disciplinary proceedings brought against the President of the Law Society concerning dishonesty and misleading the court. One interviewee comments: "Every member of chambers is scarily clever but down to earth."

Client service:

"The clerks are excellent, friendly and know their stuff. They quickly respond to enquiries and offer a range of options once a matter is described to them." "The clerks at 4 New Square have always had a reputation for being really nice, friendly and easy to deal with. The senior clerk Lizzy Stewart is knowledgeable, helpful and fun to work with."

Strengths:

Ben Hubble QC
Ben Hubble QC is a highly regarded silk who is known for his deft handling of disciplinary matters, particularly those concerning the financial services and legal professions. He routinely attracts instructions in high-profile cases and regularly assists global law firms in complex regulatory proceedings.
"He is as bright as any counsel I've instructed. He really knows his regulatory law and he knows how to add value." "He is very bright and capable, but also client-focused."
Recent work: Acted for four partners in a law firm in proceedings brought by the SRA alleging facilitation of dubious transactions, allowing the firm's client account to be used as a banking facility and money laundering breaches.

Strengths:

Graeme McPherson QC
Graeme McPherson QC is renowned for his deft handling of disciplinary proceedings in the sporting sector. He is a particular specialist in the remit of horse-racing regulation. He is also an accomplished advocate in relation to disciplinary matters within the financial services, veterinary and legal professions.
"A fierce litigator who is very outspoken and forthright. He is extremely hard-working and very effective."
Recent work: Acted for former England Rugby captain Chris Robshaw in proceedings stemming from off-field conduct in the week leading up to England's game with The Barbarians.

Strengths:

Patrick Lawrence QC
Patrick Lawrence QC is highly adept in disciplinary proceedings covering professions such as accountancy and the law. He is instructed to prosecute and defend, and has notable experience in allegations of misconduct concerning the broadcasting or sharing of information from court.
"He's extremely level-headed, and has gravitas but is personable and approachable."

Strengths:

Paul Parker
Paul Parker is a respected barrister with a broad disciplinary practice. He is experienced in challenges concerning the misapplication of conduct rules by various regulatory bodies. He has particular expertise in disciplinary work involving the accountancy, financial services and legal professions.
"He's not a fence-sitter. He took an early view of the case and was right. He also produces excellent drafting."
Recent work: Acted for a solicitor in an SRA investigation into his use of the firm's client account on behalf of a foreign client, after there were allegations of money laundering and unlawful provision of banking services.

Professional Discipline

4 New Square

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4 New Square

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3RJ

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Ranked Barristers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


Ben Hubble QC
Band 1
Graeme McPherson QC
Band 3
Patrick Lawrence QC
Band 4

Juniors

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


Paul Parker
Band 4