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Chambers of George Bompas QC
4 Stone Buildings


Barrister specialising in chancery/commercial dispute resolution including shareholder disputes/fraud/corporate insolvency mainly in the London High Court but also in closely related foreign jurisdictions, such as Gibraltar and the Bahamas. Recent cases include a unfair prejudice petition concerning a company owning hotels worth over £500m; the use of s236 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in the liquidation of Comet Group Limited to obtain documents concerning a worldwide cartel operated by Whirlpool and others; a claim for £4m regarding sale of a stake in Thames Water; a jurisdictional dispute in the Commercial Court regarding a substantive claim by BNP Paribas for US$95,000,000; a Commercial Court action (Orb and others v Ruhan and others) concerning claims for several hundred £million; and a trial concerning financial services advice by Jyske Bank in Gibraltar. Other significant cases include OBG Ltd v Allan [2008] 1 AC 1; GHLM v Maroo [2012] EWHC 61; Mellor and others v Partridge and others [2013] EWCA Civ 477; Shierson v Rastogi [2002] EWHC 2782.


Called 1991, Lincoln’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown (B panel) 1999. Publications: ‘Atkins Court Forms’ vols 9 & 10: Companies and Corporate Insolvency (Butterworths); Butterworths’ ‘Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents’ vol 11: Companies.


Basic Serbo-Croat.


Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); Insolvency Lawyers Association.


Culford School; Jesus College, Oxford (1988 BA; 1989 BCL distinction).


Travel, sport, theatre.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Paul Greenwood4 Stone BuildingsExcellent with the client, meticulous on the detail, and a pleasure to work with.

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Paul Greenwood4 Stone BuildingsHe is excellent with the client, meticulous on the detail, and a pleasure to work with.