We offer expert legal advice and representation with barristers who specialise in Chancery and Commercial law.
Chambers has extensive, collective expertise and considerable practical experience of how multiple legal disciplines often overlap when applied to the actual issues our clients face. We also offer highly skilled barristers who practice in areas that fall outside the scope of traditional Chancery law.
Our friendly, professional Clerks’ Room is the principal port of call for anyone who would like to instruct a barrister at Ten Old Square.
Our team of clerks will advise on the expertise and availability of the barristers in Chambers and discuss the most suitable fee structures for your case. They will do this in a speedy and responsive manner, keeping you fully informed throughout the process.
Our clerks offer a very high quality service combined with a down-to-earth and collaborative approach.
If you would like to discuss a specific case, arrange a meeting or receive further information about any of our barristers, areas of expertise or about the way we work in general, please contact our clerks.
Our excellent legal services extend beyond case work to the provision of remote talks, complimentary training events and programmes to support our clients’ continuing competence requirements.
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Ten Old Square is a professional, friendly and forward-looking set.
We are renowned for delivering an outstanding level of service and welcome applications from like-minded individuals.
Ten Old Square is an award-winning set of Chancery barristers’.
Chambers contains some of the finest and brightest lawyers currently practising in all the current Chancery disciplines. Our Chambers comprises of talented barristers whose expertise meets and exceeds the demands of those who approach us needing legal representation and require expert advice of the very highest calibre.
Arbitration can provide a more efficient and effective route to dispute resolution than litigation, and it is a key area of experience and expertise for Ten Old Square.
The advantages of arbitration are particularly clear following the Covid-19 Crisis: the Court system has worked hard to deal with the issues but there are real risks of a stubborn and substantial backlog in cases after the Covid-19 lockdown which will continue to affect the usual conduct of litigation for a substantial period of time. Arbitration can provide a more flexible and efficient system of dispute resolution compared to standard litigation. It is also confidential, which means that it is an ideal dispute resolution process for disputes involving commercially sensitive information.
Contact our experienced Clerks to find out which Arbitration barristers would be ideal for you. They have many years of experience and will ensure that you receive a premium service and advise on the suitability, availability and cost of instructing specialist Counsel.
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We have substantial amounts of experience in key areas of arbitration: partnership/LLP disputes, property, commercial and private client.
If you need an expert barrister, experienced in dealing with arbitration, to represent you or your client as an advocate, our clerks are able to recommend counsel able to appear at all stages of an arbitration. We have substantial experience not only in acting in arbitrations themselves, but also in connected High Court proceedings under the Arbitration Act 1996. These include applications for interim interlocutory relief from the High Court, resolving jurisdiction disputes as well as appeals and other challenges to Arbitrators’ awards.
We can also provide an arbitrator for your dispute: Jonathan Gavaghan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a specialist practitioner dealing with partnership/LLP disputes as well as property and commercial chancery arbitrations. Chambers and Partners 2020 states that he “offers especially extensive experience as an arbitrator of, or arbitration counsel in, partnership disputes”.
Can we instruct members of Ten Old Square to appear in arbitrations?
Absolutely. Members of Ten Old Square are very experienced in appearing in arbitrations and well understand the underlying law and procedure and are available to guide you at all stages of a dispute.
Does Ten Old Square have experience in alternative dispute resolution generally?
Our barristers are very experienced in all forms of ADR – including mediation and expert determinations as well as arbitration. While some cases are only ultimately suitable for resolution via the Courts, much of our work involves ADR and our aim is always to provide a swift, just and cost-effective resolution to disputes wherever possible.
What are the advantages of arbitration?
The parties can ensure that their dispute is dealt with confidentially by a specialist and avoid much of the inherent delay in court proceedings. There will be a single “judge” deciding the issues throughout an arbitration, able to deal with disputes quickly, whether by email, telephone or video hearing or face-to-face hearings.
Has the Covid-19 crisis changed things?
Arbitration has always been an effective dispute resolution system but has become even more so since the Covid-19 crisis hit. Parties can avoid the backlog of cases which will inevitably have built up in the Courts and arbitration offers a flexible, efficient and expeditious system of dispute resolution. The parties to any dispute can agree an ad hoc arbitration to resolve it even if there isn’t an existing arbitration clause and thus bypass the queue in the Courts.
How much does it cost to instruct a member of Ten Old Square?
We aim to provide a cost-effective service and will strive to ensure that our fees are competitive. Our Clerks will advise you of the hourly rate applicable to any barrister in Chambers and for any piece of work and this will be agreed in advance, taking into account the nature of the case and its complexity, and the experience of the barrister instructed.
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