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.

Award Award Award Award

“Members with unrivalled talent… Excellent in everything they do.”


“The magic circle’s barristers chambers of choice”

The Lawyer

“The best set at the Bar for insolvency.”

Legal 500

“South Square provides ‘a world-class service’.”

Legal 500

“An excellent set at the forefront of the London Bar.”


“Incredible members at the top of their game.”


“An unrivalled collection of the best talents currently at the Bar”


Contact us

If you wish to consider engaging any member or associate member of South Square as an arbitrator or mediator or as Counsel in an arbitration or mediation, please contact Practice_Managers@southsquare.com

Find us

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

T: +44 (0)20 7696 9900
F: +44 (0)20 7657 0041
DX: LDE 338 Chancery Lane

Opening hours
Chambers opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm. Reception is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

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

Nearest Underground stations
Chancery Lane

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

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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 third 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 after 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 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.

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Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023
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