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Chambers of John McDonnell QC

3 STONE BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3XL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 4737
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 3896
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52 London Chancery Lane
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Web:
threestone.law

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Three Stone is a well-regarded Chancery commercial set. In recent news, Stephen Woodward joined chambers having previously worked at Withers LLP and Payne Hicks Beach where he was a partner in its private client department. The clerks are ‘approachable, commercially aware, and very responsive’. Senior clerk Justin Brown and deputy senior clerk Gary Bateman ‘never fail to deliver’. First junior Steve Anten and second junior Frank Lee are ‘standout’ clerks. ‘They are genuine team players and nothing is ever too much trouble – first class.’ Offices in: London

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Market overview

Three Stone is well known for a range of commercial and Chancery cases, including ones with offshore elements, but also has had some involvement in Asian matters. Justin Brown is the senior clerk.

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London Bar

Commercial litigation
Leading Silks

David Lord QC - Three StoneA great leader who gets the best out of the counsel team and solicitors.

Ranked: tier 5

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Insolvency
Leading Juniors

Katherine Hallett - Three StoneVastly experienced, practical, and understands how the client thinks.

Ranked: tier 4

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Insurance and reinsurance
Leading Silks

David Lord QC - Three StoneHe is involved in a range of insurance disputes and is noted for his expertise in cross-border claims.

Ranked: tier 5

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Offshore
Leading Silks

David Lord QC - Three StoneHe navigates difficult technical points with common sense solutions.

Ranked: tier 2

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Property litigation
Leading Juniors

Sebastian Kokelaar - Three StoneKnows the law, and more importantly, perhaps, can undertake research with great efficiency and expedition.

Ranked: tier 4

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Public international law
Leading Juniors

Simon Olleson - Three StoneVery talented and a real star in the making in the field of international law.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Three Stone is a well-regarded Chancery commercial set. In recent news, Stephen Woodward joined chambers having previously worked at Withers LLP and Payne Hicks Beach where he was a partner in its private client department. The clerks are ‘approachable, commercially aware, and very responsive’. Senior clerk Justin Brown and deputy senior clerk Gary Bateman ‘never fail to deliver’. First junior Steve Anten and second junior Frank Lee are ‘standout’ clerks. ‘They are genuine team players and nothing is ever too much trouble – first class.’ Offices in: London

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial

Three Stone’s David Lord QC continues to handle work with offshore elements. In addition to China-related instructions, he is also active in Malay-speaking Asia; he continues to act for Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei in a dispute with the Brunei Investment Agency which has ran for over a decade.

Commercial – Leading silks

David Lord QC Three StoneInstructed in cases in the Malay-speaking world.

Ranked: tier 2

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Market overview

Three Stone is well known for a range of commercial and Chancery cases, including ones with offshore elements, but also has had some involvement in Asian matters. Justin Brown is the senior clerk.

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