isurv authors - Saunders, Hugh

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Hugh Saunders
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Barrister, 4 New Square
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Hugh Saunders is a Barrister specialising in construction and engineering, and general commercial matters. He practises from chambers at 4 New Square in London.

Before returning to the Bar in 2014, Hugh practised as a solicitor in the specialist construction and engineering teams at Fladgate, Nabarro and White & Case. He has extensive experience of all the major standard forms of construction contract including the JCT and FIDIC suites. He has advised employers, contractors, designers, other construction professionals and funding institutions on contentious and non-contentious matters for a wide variety of projects in the UK and around the world. These have included petrochemical plants, LNG facilities, shipbuilding, PFI/PPP projects, power stations, data centres, hotels, shopping centres, office buildings and mixed-use developments. Hugh regularly appears in the High Court, and also acts in adjudications, domestic and international arbitrations and in mediations.

Hugh is a member of the committee of TECBAR (the Technology and Construction Barristers’ Association), where he is responsible for the CPD programme, and is the editor of the Adjudication Society newsletter.

Company biography

4 New Square is a leading commercial set of barristers chambers based in London. Its members are recognised leaders in a wide range of fields, including commercial dispute resolution and chancery commercial litigation, construction and engineering, professional liability, offshore disputes, international arbitration, insurance and reinsurance, civil fraud, financial claims, costs, public law and sports law.

Members of chambers appear regularly at all levels in courts and arbitrations worldwide, as well as in every civil division of the High Court of England and Wales. Recent domestic cases include five of the 20 largest cases in the Commercial Court in London in 2016, and appearances in the Supreme Court and before the Privy Council. Internationally, chambers has particular connections with, and members work and appear in, the Caribbean, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UAE (particularly Dubai), Middle and Far East, Turkey, Russia, India and Africa. In addition to its advocates 4 New Square has a number of accredited and internationally recognised arbitrators and mediators.