New Square Chambers

Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery Department

UK
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New Square Chambers continues to demonstrate a solid pedigree in commercial chancery matters, with its members being regularly instructed in complex domestic and offshore disputes as well as handling wider advisory work. The set houses barristers with broad expertise across company law, trusts, insolvency and wider contractual issues, including experience advocating before the House of Lords, Privy Council and the Supreme Courts of a number of Caribbean jurisdictions.

Client service: "The clerks are proactive and helpful." "The head of clerking, Phil Reeves, is brilliant. The benefit of him is that he understands the way the barristers work and he is adaptable to changes in the market. He's a great asset to that set."

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: "He is so thorough that it's extraordinary. He's a go-to, because he has a particular way of understanding what the courts will want. He's very, very good."
Recent work: Advised owners of numerous yachts berthed in the Discovery Bay Marina in Hong Kong in relation to alleged misrepresentations as to the Maritime Law Regulations of Hong Kong made by the marina’s owners.

Nigel Hood
A noted senior junior who has a depth of experience in both trial advocacy and advisory matters. He is particularly respected for his work in commercial fraud.
Strengths: "He's very intellectual and knows the law very well, and he's extremely hard-working."
Recent work: Represented Alan Davies and five others in conspiracy, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty proceedings, in respect of claims that there was a multimillion-pound diversion of school funds to make unlawful bonus and other payments.

Simon Adamyk
An experienced senior junior with an impressive commercial chancery practice. He regularly appears offshore, having appeared in the Bahamas, the Isle of Man and the British Virgin Islands. He is often instructed on extremely high-value matters.
Strengths: "He never let me down. He is phenomenally bright in an academic sense. He's thorough and detailed in his approach and knowledge, combined with a pleasant and responsive manner. He's good with clients in conferences and is able to explain complicated matters in language they understand."
Recent work: Instructed with regard to trusts, company and jurisdictional issues arising in Aziz v Aziz, a GBP1.1 billion divorce claim involving points of English, Manx, Gibraltar, Cayman Islands and EU law.