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Firm Profile

New Square Chambers

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 12 New Square
  • Lincoln's Inn
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • WC2A 3SW

Firm profile submitted by New Square Chambers

THE CHAMBERSNew Square Chambers is a leading commercial chancery set. It has 42 members, including seven QCs. In addition to its extensive experience of advocacy before all levels of court and tribunal in England and Wales, the set has extensive experience in other jurisdictions, especially those offshore.

Head of Chambers James Thom QC
Head of Clerking Phil Reeves Deputy Head of Clerking Michelle Green Tenants 42

  • James Thom QC (1974) (QC-2003)
  • John Macdonald QC (1955) (QC-1976)
  • George Laurence QC (1972) (QC-1991)
  • Robin Hollington QC (1979) (QC-1999)
  • Philip Hackett QC (1978) (QC-1999)
  • Michael Booth QC (1981) (QC-1999)
  • Nicholas Le Poidevin QC (1975) (QC-2010)
  • Rodney Stewart Smith (1964)
  • Lynton Tucker (1971)
  • Malcolm Chapple (1975)
  • Christopher Semken (1977)
  • Alexander Hill-Smith (1978)
  • Leigh Sagar (1983)
  • David Eaton Turner (1984)
  • Claire Staddon (1985)
  • Thomas Graham (1985)
  • David Fisher (1985)
  • Ross Crail (1986)
  • Charles Holbech (1988)
  • Stephen Schaw Miller (1988)
  • Gerard van Tonder (1990)
  • Edwin Simpson (1990)
  • Simon Adamyk (1991)
  • Mark Hubbard (1991)
  • John Eidinow (1992)
  • Nigel Hood (1993)
  • Jonathan Lopian (1994)
  • Sebastian Prentis (1996)
  • David Warner (1996)
  • Gary Pryce (1997)
  • Adrian Pay (1999)
  • Alexander Learmonth (2000)
  • Nicola Allsop (2002)
  • Conn MacEvilly (1997)
  • Charlotte Ford (2007)
  • Thomas Fletcher (2009)
  • Aidan Briggs (2009)
  • Kira King (2011)
  • Francesca Perselli (2011)
  • Gabriella McNicholas (2013)
  • Jeff Hardman (2012)
  • Jon Colclough (2015)

WORK UNDERTAKEN New Square Chambers’ main fields of work are commercial litigation (including civil fraud, freezing injunctions, search and other interim orders), company and insolvency (including individual and corporate insolvency, voluntary arrangements, receiverships and administrations, claims relating to shareholders, directors and partnerships), trusts and estates (including contentious matters, offshore trusts, probate claims, commercial and pension trusts) and property law (including landlord and tenant, mortgages, enfranchisement, conveyancing and real property rights). Members also practice in public and administrative law, particularly where relating to property rights (including public enquiries, local government and planning law, judicial review and constitutional law) and in the fields of intellectual property and telecommunications. The set also deals with professional negligence, regulatory and business crime and regulatory matters. Licensed Access work is accepted and a number of members accept Public Access instructions. New Square Chambers acts in mediations and before arbitrators.

INTERNATIONAL The set offers its clients the benefit of the wide experience it has built up over many years in other common law jurisdictions and in appeals to the Privy Council from those jurisdictions including: Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Nevis, Singapore and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

RECRUITMENT Applications for pupillage to be made directly to chambers via its website.