Stuart Adair > Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC
XXIV Old Buildings
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Stuart has an extremely successful commercial chancery practice which focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, shareholder disputes and claims against directors, insolvency and fraud. He is a specialist advocate who is particularly effective in the context of highly contentious litigation in which his forensic cross-examination skills prove most valuable and effective. In addition to appearing in the English courts, Stuart has been called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands and regularly appears in international arbitrations.


Prior to the Bar Stuart served for 10 years as a British Army officer; called 1995, Inner Temple; co-author of Blackstone’s ‘Guide to the Companies Act 2006’.


French (fluent).


Chancery Bar Association; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; International Bar Association; Insol International; R3; American Bar Association.


University of Exeter (LLB).


Open water swimming

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Stuart AdairXXIV Old BuildingsA fearless lion fighting for the client and standing his ground.

XXIV Old Buildings has members dealing with all aspects of international and domestic insolvency law. Multiple members, including Alan Steinfeld QC and Edward Cumming QC, are acting in Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and others v Conway & othersStuart Adair is acting in Orexim Trading Limited v Mahavir Port and Terminal Limited, while, in Caymen Island proceedings, Robert Levy QC is acting for the liquidators in Re Caledonian Insurance.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Stuart AdairXXIV Old BuildingsAn incredibly safe pair of hands who never lets you down.

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Stuart AdairXXIV Old BuildingsA fearless lion fighting for the client; he stands his ground.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Stuart AdairXXIV Old BuildingsHe has the ear of the judge no matter who his opponents are.