South Square – About us

South Square – the world’s leading restructuring and insolvency set

An unrivalled collection of the best talents currently at the Bar.” Chambers & Partners 

South Square is the pre-eminent chambers for restructuring and insolvency law in jurisdictions around the globe. Our world-leading reputation in this area is the bedrock upon which our wider commercial practice is built. 

In addition to the recognised expertise of our members, our clients appreciate our modern, agile and user-friendly practice and the excellent support from our clerking team. Our Silks and juniors are approachable and empathetic, offering the right approach and  expertise for each client and every matter. 

What separates South Square from other commercial sets?  

From advisory to litigation, from London and the rest of England and Wales, to Hong Kong, the BVI, and the Cayman Islands, you will find us acting on the largest and most complex restructuring and insolvency matters.  

Our barristers are globally renowned experts, regularly instructed by the broadest range of law firms, from the Magic Circle to leading offshore and renowned regional law firms. We regularly act in many of the most important and high-profile disputes before the courts and tribunals domestically and internationally. 

We have unparalleled breadth and depth in our insolvency and restructuring practice and we also have real strength in the associated areas of banking and finance litigation, civil fraud, commercial litigation, arbitration and company law.  

Our insolvency and restructuring expertise hones the core skills we deploy for finance law in all its facets.

We are a diverse, supportive team that cares deeply about securing the best possible outcomes for our clients, with whom we develop enduring and close working relationships. They appreciate our barristers’ technical brilliance, our ability to provide them with practical and commercial solutions, and our accessible, can-do clerking service. 

“The strength of South Square’s reputation is such that we consider any of their barristers a safe pair of hands, even if they are as-yet unknown to us.” – Client testimonial 

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 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”


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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

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)

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

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

South Square & RISA BVI Conference – 2024
South Square & RISA Cayman Conference – 2024
The Lawyer Awards Finalist 2024
Chancery Bar Association’s Charter for Fairness
South Square Digest
South Square Digest is our quarterly review of news, cases, judgments and articles covering all our practice areas.
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