Legal Status

Three New Square is an unincorporated association of self-employed barristers who provide legal services as sole traders.

Details of barristers’ registration with the Bar Council of England and Wales are available from the website of their regulator, the Bar Standards Board.

All barristers at Three New Square maintain professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund, managed by the Bar Mutual Management Company, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST. Coverage is worldwide, subject to the terms of cover of the Bar Mutual.

Full details, together with details of barristers’ registration for VAT, are available from our clerks.

Contractual Terms

From 3 November 2014, instructions will be accepted on the basis of our standard terms which are available here.

A copy of the contractual terms upon which instructions were accepted prior to 3 November 2014 can be found here.

Complaints Procedure

Chambers prides itself in practicing to the highest professional standards of the English Bar. However, occasionally problems may arise. These may be discussed informally with the clerks or the barrister concerned at any time. Chambers also has a formal complaints procedure which is available by clicking here.

Cross Recruits

3 New Square advertises for applications from established practitioners from time to time. Such announcements will generally appear in Counsel magazine. Outside of these times any established practitioners wishing to express an interesting joining 3 New Square are invited to write to the Head of Chambers.

Equal Opportunities

It is our policy to treat everyone equally and fairly. We assess candidates for pupillage and tenancy on merit alone, without reference to their race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity.

In December 2015, all members of chambers and staff were invited to provide Diversity Data in response to a questionnaire.  Because of the small size of chambers, there are only a small number of people in each diversity characteristic which gives rise to a real risk of identification of individuals.  For that reason, chambers has decided to publish a summary of the data collected from those who responded in relation to only a subset of the diversity characteristics.

Position Numbers responding No response
Male Female Minority ethnic Disability
QCs 3 0 0 0 2
Juniors ≥ 10 years 5 0 0 0 2
Juniors≤ 10 years 5 1 0 0 1
Pupils/squatters 0 0 0 0 0
Clerks/other staff 4 1 0 0 1