Mr Joseph Wigley > Chambers of George Bompas KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings


Joseph has a litigation-focussed commercial chancery practice across 4 Stone Buildings’ practice areas, including commercial litigation and arbitration, company law, insolvency and reconstruction and civil fraud. Equally comfortable on his own or led by senior barristers, a large proportion of Joseph’s cases has an offshore element, particularly litigation involving offshore trust and corporate structures.

Recent cases include:

  • Petropavlovsk Plc (in administration), Re [2022] EWHC 2097 (Ch) & [2022] EWHC 2074 (Ch); •Asher v Jaywing Plc [2022] EWHC 893 (Ch); •Maud, Re [2020] EWHC 1469 (Ch) & [2020] EWHC 974 (Ch) & [2019] EWHC 398 (Ch) & [2018] EWHC 1414 (Ch) & [2016] EWHC 2175 (Ch) & [2015] EWHC 3681 (Ch) •Reliance v AM2PM [2019] EWHC 1079 (Ch); •Deansgate v Workman [2019] EWHC 2 (Ch); •Saboowala v Nair (CFI 037/2017) (DIFC) •Passport v ARY (CFI 039/2016) (DIFC) • Re Haus of Vanity [2017] EWHC 2615 (Ch) •RPC v Khan [2016] BPIR 722 •Butler v Butler [2016] EWHC 1793 (Ch) •Global Energy v Gray [2015] EWHC 2232 (Ch) & [2012] EWHC 3703 (Ch); Corinth v Barclays [2010] DIFC CFI 024.


Called 2010, Middle Temple; following pupillage in chambers, tenant at 4 Stone Buildings 2011 to date; registered advocate with rights of audience before the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”).

Prior to the Bar, worked in strategy consulting.


COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (Associate Member), Registered advocate in the DIFC courts


Harrow School (Entrance Scholar); Oriel College, Oxford (MA, Scholar); City University (GDL); Middle Temple (Queen Mother’s Scholar (2009); Lord Diplock Scholar (2008)).

Lawyer Rankings

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Joseph Wigley 4 Stone BuildingsHe is excellent. Strong legal skills while at the same time user-friendly and very sensible. He understands the demands of his clients and manages them well.’

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Joseph Wigley4 Stone Buildings