About us

South Square is a leading set of commercial barristers. Our members have acted in many of the most important restructuring, insolvency, banking, commercial, company and fraud-related disputes of recent times. 

Our world-class reputation is built on our track record in restructuring and insolvency, expertise in banking and finance, and ability to provide practical and commercial solutions. Our work extends beyond England and Wales, with members regularly appearing in courts and tribunals around the world, including the Caribbean, Bermuda, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

While our barristers are best known for their strong litigation-based practices, they also excel in non-contentious commercial, banking and restructuring issues.

If you have an enquiry about a new instruction or finding the right barrister, please contact us for advice and availability.

If you have any general questions, feedback, or issues relating to South Square, please contact Chambers Director William Mackinlay.

We accept Direct Professional Access from members of recognised professional institutions.

Awards & recognition

South Square has won numerous awards and is consistently ranked in the legal directories as the top set for insolvency and restructuring, as well as a leading set in its other main areas of practice. Members of Chambers are highly recommended for their individual expertise.

 

“Chambers and Partners 2018 – Band 1 for Restructuring and Insolvency”

“Chambers and Partners: Company/Insolvency Set of the Year 2018”

Contact us

Address
South Square
3-4 South Square
Gray’s Inn
London WC1R 5HP

T: +44 (0)20 7696 9900
F: +44 (0)20 7696 9911
DX: LDE 338 Chancery Lane

Opening hours
Chambers opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.00am to 7.00pm. Reception is open from 8.00am to 7.30pm.

To contact us out of office hours:
T: +44 (0)20 7696 9900 (for duty Practice Manager contact details)
E: practicemanagers@southsquare.com

Nearest Underground stations
Chancery Lane
Holborn

Nearest bus routes
1, 8, 59, 68, 91, 188, 242, 243,521

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Directions

Underground

The nearest underground station is Chancery Lane (Central line) which is a 1 minute walk, or Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines), approximately a 5 minute walk.

From Chancery Lane underground:

  • Leave station via exit 1 to Gray’s Inn Walk straight towards Holborn
  • After approximately 80 metres, you will see an archway to Gray’s Inn (just before the Cittie of York), turn right under the archway into South Square
  • Turn right into the square, we are the second door on the right

From Holborn underground:

  • Turn right out of station and head east on High Holborn/A40 towards New Turnstile
  • After approximately 480 metres you will see an archway to Gray’s Inn (just before the Cittie of York), turn left under the archway into South Square
  • Turn right into the square, we are the second door on the right

For any further directions, there is a porter’s lodge by the barriers as you walk into the square.

Buses
Buses passing through or near High Holborn include the following via mainline stations:

From Waterloo: 1, 59, 68, 188, 243, 521 From Liverpool Street: 8, 242
From London Bridge: 521
From Euston Station: 59, 68, 91, 188

More information about bus routes can be found at www.tfl.go.uk/modes/buses

British Rail
Connections are available via numerous bus and undergroud routes from most central London mainline stations.
www.nationalrail.co.uk

Equality & Diversity

At South Square we are committed to a working environment that promotes the professional growth of our barristers and all our employees, and promises everyone equality of opportunity.  This applies to all aspects of our work, from recruitment of barristers and staff to working with our clients or dealing with our suppliers.

Below you’ll find our most recent diversity data (collated on 15 December 2015), which has been collected and is published in accordance with the Bar Standards Board Code.

 
Diversity Category Queen’s Counsel Tenants/Junior Members Staff Total
Number included in the Sample 10 8 15 33
Gender
Male 9 6 8 23
Female 1 2 7 10
Age
16-24 2 2
25-44 2 6 8 16
45-65+ 8 2 5 15
Preferred not to say – missing data
Ethnic Group
Asian / Asian British 2 2 4
Black / African / Caribbean / Black British
White – British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish (and any other White background) 7 6 13 26
Other ethnic groups 3 3
Preferred not to say – missing data
Socio-economic Background
Attended a UK state school 4 4 8 16
Attended a UK independent / Fee-paying school 6 3 5 14
Attended school outside the UK 2 2
Preferred not to say – missing data 1 1
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