The Legal 500

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
Email:
Web:
www.4stonebuildings.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

4 Stone Buildings has a strong standing in Chancery law and has built a formidable commercial practice to boot. Chambers also has a solid international practice, particularly involving the Caribbean and the Far East. It is ‘a very responsive and commercial set’ where the barristers are ‘all extremely competent, willing, and able to assist, sometimes at very short notice.’ The clerks are also ‘extremely helpful’. In particular, senior clerk David Goddard is ‘always willing to go the extra mile with a smile’. Jason Doyle is another clerk of note. 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 BuildingsExperienced in regulatory judicial reviews.

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 has a sterling reputation for insolvency work and this has invariably fed into an increasingly well-respected general banking practice. Members have been instructed on several leading cases, including Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs International.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone BuildingsRecommended for his recent expertise in major Libor claims.’

Ranked: tier 5

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone BuildingsA popular silk both with the major banks and the FCA.’

Ranked: tier 5

Richard Hill QC - 4 Stone BuildingsA good strategist.’

Ranked: tier 5

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone BuildingsAn eloquent advocate with an excellent ability to see the case as a whole.’

Ranked: tier 3
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Sharif Shivji - 4 Stone BuildingsA first-choice senior junior, who is superb on complicated structures and trading disputes.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings has a top-notch reputation for major Chancery, insolvency and commercial litigation disputes, and boasts a selection of top silks regularly instructed on market-leading cases such as JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov and Constantin Medien v Ecclestone.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

George Bompas QC - 4 Stone BuildingsHe has an impressive and creative legal brain, and is quick and clear in his analysis.’

Ranked: tier 5

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone BuildingsHis thoroughness and efficiency of work, regardless of volume, is outstanding.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone BuildingsExcellent at preparation and always available when he accepts a brief.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Hill QC - 4 Stone BuildingsDelivers clear and practical advice – a good strategist.’

Ranked: tier 6

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone BuildingsSuperb advocacy, particularly at appealable levels.’

Ranked: tier 2
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Paul Greenwood - 4 Stone BuildingsAlways strives to do his very best for clients and is good fun to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sharif Shivji - 4 Stone BuildingsA very able junior who makes himself available and is good to work with.’

Ranked: tier 5

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

4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings is an excellent set with a top-notch reputation in company law and all of the areas it crosses into, including insolvency, civil fraud and commercial litigation. The set’s impressive roster of silks and juniors are regularly instructed on major shareholders disputes such as Constantin Median v Ecclestone.

Company – Leading silks

George Bompas QC - 4 Stone BuildingsHe is extremely intelligent in advising on strategy and discrete company law issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone BuildingsHis thoroughness and efficiency of work, regardless of volume, is outstanding.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone BuildingsTerrific at everything he does.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Hill QC - 4 Stone BuildingsExceptionally good on litigation strategy and reading the other side’s moves.’

Ranked: tier 4

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone BuildingsHe has a very sharp and analytical mind, and is not afraid to take a bold stance when required.’

Ranked: tier 1
Company – Leading juniors

Alastair Tomson - 4 Stone BuildingsExtremely able, very helpful and a great advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Harrison - 4 Stone BuildingsA good person to have on the team and very easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hermann Boeddinghaus - 4 Stone BuildingsVery capable, knowledgeable and good with clients on unfair prejudice matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Brettler - 4 Stone BuildingsA highly experienced and versatile Chancery barrister.’

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Greenwood - 4 Stone BuildingsHis knowledge of contract and corporate law is very broad and very detailed.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Harman - 4 Stone BuildingsHighly recommended for company law.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings has a long track record for advising on major fraud disputes, and is well represented at the senior QC level. Members were involved in several spinoff cases from the Madoff fraud, as well as Constantin Medien v Ecclestone and JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Fraud: civil – Leading silks

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone BuildingsA formidable barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone BuildingsLands some extraordinary punches in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone BuildingsHe has an excellent legal mind and can make very complex matters look simple.’

Ranked: tier 2
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Christopher Harrison - 4 Stone BuildingsPrepared to make the hard arguments in court as powerfully as possible.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone BuildingsExperienced in Supreme Court telecoms disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings continues to field a range of highly experienced and well-regarded insolvency barristers. Recent work highlights include Robert Miles QC leading Andrew de Mestre in Knighthead Master Fund & Ors v Bank of New York Mellon & Anor, which involved the default by Argentina on its dollar- and euro-denominated bonds in 2014; the client is the trustee of exchange bonds issued by Argentina between 2005 and 2010.

Insolvency – Leading silks

George Bompas QC - 4 Stone BuildingsA heavyweight international litigator.’

Ranked: tier 5

John Brisby QC - 4 Stone BuildingsA heavyweight litigator.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Crow QC - 4 Stone BuildingsVery experienced in corporate and financial insolvency disputes.’

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Miles QC - 4 Stone BuildingsHe excels, providing a first-class service in a friendly and professional manner.’

Ranked: tier 2
Insolvency – Leading juniors

Andrew de Mestre - 4 Stone BuildingsHighly experienced in offshore work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Anna Markham - 4 Stone BuildingsExperienced in large insolvencies.’

Ranked: tier 5

Christopher Harrison - 4 Stone BuildingsExperienced in big-ticket disputes.’

Ranked: tier 4

Hermann Boeddinghaus - 4 Stone BuildingsHighly commercial and responsive, and will run with a client’s case.’

Ranked: tier 5

Nicholas Cox - 4 Stone BuildingsRegularly instructed by public bodies.’

Ranked: tier 5

Sarah Harman - 4 Stone BuildingsNotable expertise in bankruptcy.’

Ranked: tier 5

Sharif Shivji - 4 Stone BuildingsExpertise in financial sector insolvency matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tiran Nersessian - 4 Stone BuildingsExperienced in corporate and personal insolvencies.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

4 Stone Buildings has a strong standing in Chancery law and has built a formidable commercial practice to boot. Chambers also has a solid international practice, particularly involving the Caribbean and the Far East. It is ‘a very responsive and commercial set’ where the barristers are ‘all extremely competent, willing, and able to assist, sometimes at very short notice.’ The clerks are also ‘extremely helpful’. In particular, senior clerk David Goddard is ‘always willing to go the extra mile with a smile’. Jason Doyle is another clerk of note. Offices in: London

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