Cases handled by chambers span the full range in terms of size and commercial importance. At one extreme, members are frequently involved in very large multinational disputes involving household names and iconic products. At the other, they also regularly conduct small and cost-sensitive matters including those litigated in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), where the cap on recoverable costs can make litigation accessible to small and medium sized enterprises.
Chambers offers a full range of support to professional and lay clients. In addition to appearing as advocates, its barristers provide expertise and experience in advisory work on both contentious and non-contentious issues, in trial preparation including interim applications, and in the conduct of trials and other hearings.
Members of chambers frequently assist solicitors in day-to-day matters such as selecting expert witnesses, advising on evidence, assistance in drafting, and reviewing disclosure documents.
As well as working closely with solicitors, chambers has particularly close links with practising trade mark agents and patent attorneys.
Mediation and ADR are now essential areas of modern civil litigation. Members of Three New Square sit as Mediators, Arbitrators and Neutral Evaluators. Chambers’ clerks can offer full support services in connection with facilities for engaging in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and conciliation. Members of chambers can also assist clients by advising, representing and preparing clients and their professional teams in relation to such processes and hearings, both in the UK and abroad.
In addition, chambers’ clerks liaise with the court listing authorities on a daily basis and will offer advice and assistance with the practicalities of issuing applications, fixing hearings and listing matters for trial. Rooms within chambers are available for exclusive use by clients during trial.