New Square Chambers

Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery Department

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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."

Client service: "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." Phil Reeves heads the clerking team.

David Eaton Turner
A senior junior with a commercial chancery practice that takes in company and insolvency cases, as well as civil fraud matters. He is described as pleasant to work with and an accomplished barrister.
Strengths: "Extremely knowledgeable, very committed and extremely hard-working, he always makes himself available and is a pleasure to work with." "A most charming opponent who is on top of all the facts and the law. He fights hard for his client but is always very calm and measured."
Recent work: Instructed in a dispute between the liquidators of Changtel Solutions and its shareholders and directors. Proceedings occurred in England and Hong Kong.

Nigel Hood
Has a particular strength in civil fraud litigation, and has a reputation for being a forthright and capable advocate.
Strengths: "A good jury advocate who is capable of making his case extremely persuasively." "His case preparation is very impressive, and he is easy to work with as he's constructive and doesn't take stupid points. He really engages as a team player."
Recent work: Acted in London Borough of Brent v Sir Alan Davies & Others, representing Alan Davies in claims that there was a multimillion-pound diversion of school funds to make unlawful bonus and other payments.

Simon Adamyk
Has a broad commercial chancery practice with a strong international and offshore element to it. Sources highlight his technical and tactical abilities for particular praise. His offshore work reaches the Bahamas, the BVI and the Isle of Man.
Strengths: "Exceptionally well organised and completely on top of the detail. He really drills down into a case and is on top of every point."
Recent work: Had extensive involvement in at least seven of the individual sets of proceedings in the huge BTA Bank v Ablyazov case.