Jonathan Crow QC > Chambers of George Bompas QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Bompas QC
4 Stone Buildings


Specialises in company/commercial litigation and public law. Numerous appearances in the Supreme Court/House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Human Rights. Full details available on the chambers website at


Called 1981, bencher Lincoln’s Inn 1998; Junior Counsel to the Crown (Chancery) 1994; First Treasury Junior (Chancery) 1998; Deputy High Court Judge 2001; Attorney General to HRH The Prince of Wales 2006; judge of the Court of Appeal, Jersey and Guernsey 2011; Deputy Deemster in the Isle of Man 2017.


Chancery Bar Association (ChBA), Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); Constitutional and Administration Law Bar Association (ALBA).


St Paul’s School; Oxford University (1979 BA); The City University (1980 Dip Law).


Athenaeum; RGS.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Crow QC4 Stone BuildingsAn exceptional public law counsel with excellent judgement on complex issues.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Crow QC4 Stone BuildingsA very effective advocate, focused on the main issues, and calmly persuasive.

4 Stone Buildings houses a strong complement of highly experienced banking silks and juniors. The set can often be found on complex mandates, usually with an insolvency or regulatory bent. Notable cases included Singularis Holdings Limited v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited, in which Robert Miles QC and Andrew de Mestre QC represented the claimant, and Jonathan Crow QC the respondent. Richard Hill QCSharif Shivji and Alastair Tomson also represented the claimaint in Al Khorafi v Bank Sarasin-Alpen before the DIFC.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Crow QC4 Stone BuildingsHe is exceptional.

4 Stone Buildings houses members with experience representing a broad range of parties affected by the UK’s financial services regulatory framework. The set’s barristers also have strong expertise advising on regulatory issues in other key jurisdictions, including Dubai, where Sharif Shivji is experienced. In the UK, notable mandates include appearing before the Supreme Court in FCA v Macris, where Jonathan Crow QC represented the Financial Conduct Authority.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Crow QC4 Stone BuildingsHe is always absolutely on top of the brief without hesitation and this never fails to come across when he is on his feet.

4 Stone Buildings‘ members have developed strong practices in insolvency and restructuring work, including representations of the UK government. Jonathan Crow QC recently appeared in PST v OW Bunker; a major case for the shipping industry that raised issues including the application of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to any contracts which include a retention of title clause and a licence to consume. Tiran Nersessian is also recommended, and has a broad practice of private and government instructions, including acting as sole counsel to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs before the Court of Appeal in Botleigh Grange v HMRCAndrew de Mestre QC took silk in 2019 and recently acted for the liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications. Meanwhile, Sharif Shivji acted for the claimants, the liquidators of various BVI companies, in Stephen Akers v Deutsche Bank AG, winning a €200m settlement for the clients following accusations that Deutsche Bank sold toxic and complex credit derivative instruments.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Crow QC4 Stone BuildingsOne of the super silks, his reputation alone adds immediate credibility to a client’s case.

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Crow QC4 Stone BuildingsOne of the Bar’s “super silks”.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Crow QC4 Stone BuildingsWell-prepared, measured and to the point, he understands lay client’s needs and is a real pleasure to work with.

4 Stone Buildings is a popular destination for high-end fraud work, and the set’s top silks are regularly instructed on some of the City’s largest cases. Recent cases have included Autonomy Corporation v Dr Michael Lynch, in which   is leading a team of three members on behalf Michael Lynch. Another highlight is Danilina v Chernukhin in which Jonathan Crow QC is representing the claimant.

London Bar > IT and telecoms

(Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Crow QC4 Stone BuildingsHe is a completely fabulous advocate and wonderful with clients.