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Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings

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Litigation specialist focusing on commercial, capital markets and banking, insolvency, civil fraud and company litigation. 


Litigation specialist focusing on commercial, capital markets and banking, civil fraud, insolvency and company litigation. In addition to his High Court practice he appears in international arbitrations and Courts in offshore jurisdictions. His work regularly features cross-border issues and involves large teams, often including team members from the US and other jurisdictions. Leading recent cases: Autonomy Corporation v Lynch; of Travelport v WEX; Olding v WEX, Sharp v Blank (Lloyds shareholder action);  Khorafi v Bank Sarasin-Alpen (ME) Ltd (DIFC Court);  Pinchuk v Bogolyubov;  Constantin Meridien v Ecclestone; McKillen v Barclay & Ors; re Lehman Brothers International Europe (client money litigation); Re Titan Europe 2007-1 (NHP); Sinclair v Versailles Trade Finance Ltd.


1993 Call. Silk in 2012. Educated at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (BA Hons – 1st class); Prince of Wales Scholar of Gray’s Inn.


Also called to the Bar in the BVI and the DIFC; Member of Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel Counsel for Government work (2007-12); COMBAR; CBA


Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (1st class Hons).


Fell running, sailing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Hill KC4 Stone Buildings ‘A robust and engaging advocate who commands a courtroom, and an excellent tactician who gets to the heart of a case easily.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Hill KC4 Stone Buildings ‘A robust and engaging advocate who commands a courtroom – excellent tactician who gets to the heart of a case easily. He is particularly strong in financial and commercial claims, and great at leading larger teams – he really inspires confidence.’

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Hill KC4 Stone BuildingsRichard goes from strength to strength. Always well-prepared, he is an excellent advocate who never misses a point.’


Banking and finance remains a key area for members of 4 Stone Buildings, who handle disputes which arise in connection with the raising of loan or share capital, and in situations of insolvency or weak markets. Members have been involved in domestic and international high profile and high value cases such as Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse, which saw Richard Hill KC, Sharif Shivji KC and Tom Gentleman involved in a high-value multi-party casein relation to a collapsed banking facility connected to the “tuna bond” scandal.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Hill KC4 Stone Buildings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Hill KC – 4 Stone Buildings

4 Stone Buildings places insolvency and reconstruction as a central area of focus, with the set known for its involvement in high profile and high value insolvency work. Members of chambers have also represented the government on insolvency matters, including Tiran Nersessian, who was instructed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to advise on the insolvency elements of the Horizon scandal, including the predicament of a cohort of postmasters who found themselves bankrupt. ‘Stand-out silk’ Jonathan Crow KC, was instructed in a multi-million dollar claim in Byers v Saudi National Bank which was brought by the liquidators of two insolvent companies against a bank for knowing receipt of funds paid in breach of trust. Alastair Tomson is frequently led by Richard Hill KC and John Brisby KC, having been instructed on noteworthy bankruptcy cases. Zara McGlone is noted for her work for Ofgem – she acted as sole counsel for the energy regulator in several cases concerning the insolvencies of energy suppliers.

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Hill KC4 Stone Buildings

Internationally renowned for financial matters and commercial disputes, 4 Stone Buildings is ‘a great set with barristers having expertise in a wide range of subject matters and regularly collaborating with the DIFC courts.’ Chambers is equally at the forefront of matters before the AGDM courts, with Andrew Rose representing the defendant in NMC v Dubai Islamic Bank; the three-week trial in May 2023 saw the court reject the creditor’s claim on the grounds of UAE, ADGM and English law principles on the construction and ratification of contracts. Richard Hill KC is representing the defendant in Gate Mena DMCC v Tarabak Capital Investments, with an appeal pending in the DIFC Court of Appeal regarding breach of contract and duty in relation to cryptocurrency transactions. In Emirates NBD v Advanced Facilities Management, Edward Crossley acted for the appellants in a case concerning a $500m syndicated loan agreement, dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 1st of May 2023.