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

Chambers of George Bompas QC
4 Stone Buildings


Barrister with a litigation-focused commercial chancery practice across 4 Stone Buildings’ practice areas, including commercial litigation and arbitration, company law, insolvency and reconstruction, civil fraud and offshore litigation. Equally comfortable on his own or led by senior barristers, Joseph appears in both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division. A large proportion of Joseph’s cases have an offshore element, particularly litigation involving offshore trust and corporate structures. Joseph has appeared on several occasions in the DIFC courts.

Recent cases include: •Maud, Re [2020] EWHC 1469 (Ch) & [2020] EWHC 974 (Ch) (bankruptcy; abuse of process) & [2019] EWHC 398 (Ch) (bankruptcy; disclosure) & [2018] EWHC 1414 (Ch) & [2016] EWHC 2175 (Ch) & [2015] EWHC 3681 (Ch) (bankruptcy; collateral purpose) •Reliance v AM2PM [2019] EWHC 1079 (Ch) (insolvency; costs); •Deansgate v Workman [2019] EWHC 2 (Ch); (transactions defrauding creditors); •Saboowala v Nair (CFI 037/2017) (DIFC; jurisdiction) •Passport v ARY (CFI 039/2016) (DIFC; enforcement) • Re Haus of Vanity [2017] EWHC 2615 (Ch) (winding-up; just & equitable) •RPC v Khan [2016] B.P.I.R. 722 (bankruptcy; jurisdiction) •Butler v Butler [2016] EWHC 1793 (Ch) (s. 188 LPA 1925) •Global Energy v Gray [2015] EWHC 2232 (Ch) (account of profits) & [2012] EWHC 3703 (Ch) (breach of fiduciary duty); Corinth v Barclays [2010] DIFC CFI 024 (strike-out; deceit).


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).


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

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Joseph Wigley4 Stone BuildingsJoseph has excellent judgment and knows which points to fight and which points to drop.

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.’