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Chambers of George Bompas QC

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3XT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 5524
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 7907
DX:
385 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.4stonebuildings.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

4 Stone Buildings is β€˜an excellent set of chambers’ for commercial Chancery work and comprises β€˜technically gifted barristers’ who are β€˜routinely approachable, flexible and excellent with clients’. The set has β€˜a good balance of silks, senior juniors and junior juniors’, who are β€˜experts in their fields’ and β€˜a joy to work with’. The β€˜incredibly helpful and diligent’ clerks’ room is also β€˜a notch above the rest’. Senior clerk David Goddard β€˜could not be better; he is commercially balanced, astute at picking the right barrister for a particular piece of work and reasonable when it comes to fixing fees’. First junior Jason Doyle is β€˜more knowledgeable than most solicitors on the Civil Procedure Rules and appears to have every court clerk’s phone number and birthday memorised’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Puts any client and court at ease with the greatest of authority.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings is β€˜an excellent set’, where β€˜the barristers seem to share in the ethos that counsel should be approachable both in terms of legal advice and client relations’. Chambers contains some of the most active silks in this area, involved in blockbuster cases such as Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank v Unitech.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A go-to leading counsel for debt capital markets disputes.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Hill QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Be it a trial or a simple case management conference, he leaves no stone unturned.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A superb advocate and intellect.’

Ranked: tier 5

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A great person to have on your side when things are tough.’

Ranked: tier 5
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Sharif Shivji - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Superb to work with – incredibly bright, thoughtful and responsive.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew De Mestre - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Ferociously bright – one of the most impressive juniors at the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Harrison - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He is incredibly client-friendly and has an excellent grasp of complex documents.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

4 Stone Buildings

Successfully bridging the divide between commercial and Chancery work, 4 Stone Buildings provides a β€˜first-rate’ service and is praised for its strength in depth. Members are regularly found acting in some of the market’s largest cases, a notable recent highlight being Autonomy Corporation v Dr Michael Lynch.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜One of the leading barristers of his generation.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He will never back away from an argument, no matter how bad the position may be.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A brilliant mind and great draftsman, who is fabulous to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

George Bompas QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Excellent for strategic advice on complex commercial cases.’

Ranked: tier 5

Richard Hill QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He has great presentation skills, and is a very hard and shrewd advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Paul Greenwood - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He provides clear and focused advice, and his sense of humour is a real asset.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sharif Shivji - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A solicitor favourite; he provides excellent analytical and litigation skills.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Company and partnership
Company – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings has β€˜a strong history of general commercial expertise and some very able junior counsel, who are leaders in their fields’. George Bompas QC was instructed by the claimant in high-value case Windward Prospects v Sequana, which was part of a complex multi-jurisdictional dispute.

Company – Leading silks

George Bompas QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He is precise and astute, providing technically correct, but commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He has a phenomenal grasp of complex details and deploys this at the key moment of a hearing.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Aside from his obvious intellect, he has an ability to see tactically all the way through to a cleverly crafted result.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜When you instruct him, you can always be confident that your opponent won’t have anyone brighter.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Hill QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He stands out due to his advocacy skills, and leaves no stone unturned in preparation.’

Ranked: tier 2
Company – Leading juniors

Christopher Harrison - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He gets straight to the key points yet still has a fantastic grasp of the details.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Greenwood - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Recommended for complex shareholder disputes.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sharif Shivji - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Hardworking and respectful – it is a tremendous learning experience working with such a brilliant mind.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alastair Tomson - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A well-rounded, high-level junior, and a very quick thinker, who is never short of ideas.’

Ranked: tier 4

Hermann Boeddinghaus - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Very good attention to detail, legal knowledge and commercial nous.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Brettler - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Very competent.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Harman - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Recommended for her knowledge and tenacity.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings is β€˜a first-class’ commercial Chancery set with β€˜superb, in-depth knowledge’ of fraud. Lead roles in major cases such as Pinchuk v Kolomoisky & Bogolyubov, Hewlett-Packard/Autonomy v Dr Michael Lynch, and Ecclestone v HMRC, are reflective of the standing that many members have in the market.

Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He combines fantastic technical ability, strategic judgement and user-friendliness with powerful advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Probably the most persuasive advocate at the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A first-class silk with exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 2
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Christopher Harrison - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Very knowledgeable, with an instinctive understanding of a client’s commercial needs.’

Ranked: tier 2

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IT and telecoms (including data protection)
Telecoms (regulatory) – Leading silks

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A strong silk in this area.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings is β€˜an excellent set of chambers containing extremely good lawyers’. It provides β€˜consistently high standards of work’ to a broad range of clients. Many of the set’s juniors sit on Attorney General’s panels.

Insolvency – Leading silks

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He couples clarity of expression with genuine charm.’

Ranked: tier 2

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He has absolute intellect, impresses with his clarity of expression and is very good on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He combines good technical knowledge with his litigator instincts to good effect – he is a compelling advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

George Bompas QC - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜He is thorough, knowledgeable, conscientious and listens attentively.’

Ranked: tier 5
Insolvency – Leading juniors

Andrew de Mestre - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Completely reliable, attentive and to the point.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Harrison - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A talented advocate, who is very astute strategically and extremely good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sharif Shivji - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Very intelligent and analytical, and good under pressure.’

Ranked: tier 4

Anna Markham - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Hardworking, incredibly organised and gets the job done.’

Ranked: tier 5

Hermann Boeddinghaus - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Highly commercial and responsive.’

Ranked: tier 5

Nicholas Cox - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜An experienced advocate and go-to lawyer for a range of public bodies.’

Ranked: tier 5

Sarah Harman - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜A knowledgeable and tenacious advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5

Tiran Nersessian - 4 Stone Buildings β€˜Effectively combines great intellectual vigour with case strategy, and adapts well to clients’ demands.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

4 Stone Buildings is β€˜an excellent set of chambers’ for commercial Chancery work and comprises β€˜technically gifted barristers’ who are β€˜routinely approachable, flexible and excellent with clients’. The set has β€˜a good balance of silks, senior juniors and junior juniors’, who are β€˜experts in their fields’ and β€˜a joy to work with’. The β€˜incredibly helpful and diligent’ clerks’ room is also β€˜a notch above the rest’. Senior clerk David Goddard β€˜could not be better; he is commercially balanced, astute at picking the right barrister for a particular piece of work and reasonable when it comes to fixing fees’. First junior Jason Doyle is β€˜more knowledgeable than most solicitors on the Civil Procedure Rules and appears to have every court clerk’s phone number and birthday memorised’. Offices in: London

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