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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
DX:
52 London Chancery Lane
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Web:
threestone.law

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Chancery set Three Stone – the amalgamation of 3 Stone Buildings and Thirteen Old Square Chambers – now has strength in depth and some very good juniors with ‘specialist commercial knowledge’. Clerks and barristers are ‘well aware of the needs of commercial solicitors and their clients’. Justin Brown is ‘an excellent’ senior clerk who is ably supported by deputy senior clerk Gary Bateman. First junior clerks Bill Rice (‘approachable and knowledgeable – very keen to work with you to resolve issues and manage clients’) and Steve Anten (‘goes out of his way to help’) also deserve mention. Second junior clerk Frank Lee is ‘practical and accommodating’ and ‘very good at managing expectations and pressures of big and high value cases’, including those of an international nature. 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
Commercial litigation – Leading silks

David Lord QC - Three StoneA smooth operator in court.

Ranked: tier 5

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading juniors

Katherine Hallett - Three StoneShe is quick witted, firm and always gauges the right tone.

Ranked: tier 4

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Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

David Lord QC - Three StoneActs across a range of insurance issues.

Ranked: tier 5

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Offshore
Offshore – Leading silks

David Lord QC - Three StoneHe appears in BVI and Cayman fund cases.

Ranked: tier 2

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Sebastian Kokelaar - Three StoneHe is a very good advocate with a great understanding of property litigation.

Ranked: tier 4

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Public international law
Public international law – Leading juniors

Simon Olleson - Three StoneOne of the real authorities in the law of state responsibility and maritime delineation.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Chancery set Three Stone – the amalgamation of 3 Stone Buildings and Thirteen Old Square Chambers – now has strength in depth and some very good juniors with ‘specialist commercial knowledge’. Clerks and barristers are ‘well aware of the needs of commercial solicitors and their clients’. Justin Brown is ‘an excellent’ senior clerk who is ably supported by deputy senior clerk Gary Bateman. First junior clerks Bill Rice (‘approachable and knowledgeable – very keen to work with you to resolve issues and manage clients’) and Steve Anten (‘goes out of his way to help’) also deserve mention. Second junior clerk Frank Lee is ‘practical and accommodating’ and ‘very good at managing expectations and pressures of big and high value cases’, including those of an international nature. 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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