Stefan Ramel > Chambers of Anna Vigars KC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Anna Vigars KC
Guildhall Chambers

Work Department

Insolvency; commercial; banking and finance; professional negligence; sports law.


Stefan is a specialist insolvency and commercial barrister who accepts instructions in all aspects of insolvency and commercial litigation work.

He is recognised by the legal directories as a leading junior in both insolvency and commercial litigation work and is often instructed in substantial and complex insolvency and commercial litigation. Stefan is noted as a cross-border expert and has recently worked on two CJEU cases, and is regularly instructed directly by insolvency lawyers and practitioners from other jurisdictions.

Stefan is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, Insol Europe, the Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3. He is also a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) and regularly acts for the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Official Receiver in director disqualification cases and bankruptcy restrictions order cases. He also acts for HMRC.


Called 2002, Inner Temple. Contributor to ‘Gore-Browne on Companies’.


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Insol Europe
  • Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of Business Recovery Professionals


Lycee Charles de Gaulles de Londres; UWE (LLB); Cantab, Queens’ (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Stefan RamelGuildhall ChambersStefan has in-depth knowledge of insolvency law and in particular cross-border insolvency issues. He has excellent analytical skills and is very reliable.’

Guildhall Chambers ‘offers a strong range of barristers in the field of insolvency‘. Practice head Simon Passfield is ‘the safest of hands for insolvency‘, with an excellent track record in handling a range of high-value contentious insolvency cases. The ‘very impressiveHugh Sims KC has ‘a calm and structured approach that gives the client and the court real confidence.’ Stefan Ramel is sought after for his established strength in cross-border insolvency. Elsewhere in chambers, James Wibberley is representing zoologist and conservationist Dr Jake Veasey in an unfair prejudice claim against the owners and operators of Peak Wildlife Park. In May 2022 Samuel Parsons moved to elite London set Erskine Chambers.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Stefan RamelGuildhall ChambersStefan is very receptive, and he provides astute advice. He easily cuts through complex issues to get to the nub of a problem.’