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4 New Square is a leading commercial and civil set of barristers, comprising 76 independent practitioners of whom 20 are Queen's Counsel.


We act as specialist advocates and advisers in a wide range of civil disputes, both domestic and international, and as expert advisers in non-contentious matters. Some of us also act as arbitrators and mediators.

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Valuer obtains summary judgment against lender's claim on ground that it was time barred

In this briefing, 4 New Square reports on a case in which a valuer was successful, on appeal, in obtaining summary judgment against a lender's claim, on the ground that it was time barred.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 11 December 2014 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement

New regime for consumer contracts - the trip-wires for the unwary

On Friday (13 June) the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 come into force. These regulations impose a new statutory regime governing the pre-contractual requirements of certain consumer contracts, as this 4 New Square briefing explains.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 12 June 2014 | Practice Area: E-Commerce

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Costs issues, contractual chains and the Greenwich Millennium Village v Essex Services Group case

Mr Justice Coulson has handed down his lengthy judgment on the costs matters arising from the claim made by Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd, a ruling which is of particular interest for his consideration of costs issues which arise when parties seek to pass on liabilities along a contractual chain.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 13 May 2014 | Practice Area: Reinsurance and Underwriting

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Challenging debt claims: pay later and litigate now?

In this article, 4 New Square considers the effect of the anti set-off clause in loan documentation in light of recent Australian and English case law, in particular debtors’ attempts to outflank the clause.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 05 February 2014 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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Challenging unappealable decisions - first judgment in a judicial review of the Legal Ombudsman

On 20 December 2013, judgment was handed down in the first judicial review of a decision of the Legal Ombudsman to reach a substantive hearing. The judgment will be of interest to lawyers and complainants wishing to challenge unappealable decisions of Ombudsman, as 4 New Square explains.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 10 January 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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Rates, costs and budgets - the impact of the first six months of the Jackson litigation reforms

Six months into the Jackson reforms, most would argue it is too early to judge their impact. However, the reforms have already injected many challenging questions into civil procedure - this 4 New Square briefing looks at subjects including costs budgets, hourly rates and third party costs orders.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 04 December 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement

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The Mitchell v News Group 'plebgate' case - costs budgets and the true face of the Jackson reforms

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Mitchell v News Group International, handed down this morning, marks a true sea change in the way in which litigation will be conducted in England & Wales in the future and represents the first significant appellate decision enforcing the Jackson reforms.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 27 November 2013 | Practice Area: Negligence

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Successful judicial review of FSCS upheld by Court of Appeal

On 18 June 2013, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Emptage v FSCS. The case has been hailed a test case concerning the proper scope of the FSCS's discretion in the quantification of compensation claims for mortgage mis-selling. 4 New Square analyses the issues and decision.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 27 June 2013 | Practice Area: Property Finance

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Shurely shome mishtake? Supreme Court clarifies law on flawed exercise of discretion

On 9th May the Supreme Court gave judgment in Futter v HMRC and Pitt v HMRC. This decision, by a panel of seven judges, is of enormous importance to trust lawyers but also has considerable significance in the field of professional liability. 4 New Square summarises the case's issues and facts.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 23 May 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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Supreme Court's "Trigger Litigation" judgment - analysis and implications for liability insurance

The Supreme Court handed down judgment in the Employers' Liability Policy Trigger Litigation on 28 March 2012. In this detailed analysis of the case, 4 New Square provide insight on how the Court decided on policy construction, 'disease contracted' and 'injury sustained'; and causation.

Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 28 March 2012 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

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