New Square Chambers is sought after for its work in a variety of offshore matters such as contentious insolvencies, fraud, general commercial disputes, trusts litigation and asset tracing claims. Members are regularly seen in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean. A solicitor comments: “They provide thoughtful, broad-thinking answers.”Chambers UK Bar, 2023
Much of our work has an international element and involves jurisdictions in which we have long-standing reputations, such as Antigua, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Singapore and Switzerland.
Our offshore work includes: trust and estates litigation, civil fraud, commercial litigation, insolvency, company law, proceeds of crime and property claims. In these and other cases we also routinely deal with conflict of laws issues and challenges to jurisdiction.
We are used to working with lawyers in other jurisdictions, either directly or through solicitors in England and Wales, and in the large litigation teams that major multinational litigation often requires. We are among the first choices for the really complex cross-border cases that proceed in London or offshore or (often) both. Much advisory work from offshore also flows through chambers and we act as advocates in those jurisdictions where we have or may obtain rights of audience.
We are well known in the offshore legal and business communities and we actively encourage our junior members to experience working abroad on secondment with leading offshore firms.
The extent and the varied nature of our offshore and international contentious work is illustrated by some recent cases and news.
New Square Chambers are a leading offshore set for both corporate clients and high net worth individuals, acting in jurisdictions such as Anguilla, Bahamas, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands and Gibraltar. Members of chambers are frequently instructed on a wide variety of cases involving offshore trust matters, civil fraud, commercial contracts, insolvency and property claims.”Legal 500, 2023