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London Bar > Art and cultural property Tier 1

‘A very strong set in the art sector’ 5 Stone Buildings houses excellent barristers in this field and are considered to be one of ‘the leading chambers for art law’. Art and chattel dispute specialist Henry Legge KC, recently acted for the art dealer in the Countess of Wemyss v Simon C Dickinson Limited case, regarding the sale of Le Bénédicité painting by Chardin, which the claimant alleged was negligently handled. In QIPCO and Al Thani v Eskenazi, Luke Harris is representing Qatari government claimants who argue that $5m of Asian and Middle Eastern antiquities they purchased from the defendants were forgeries. Fellow junior Jordan Holland continues to develop his art specialism and is part of the complex Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd v Fan Wa Ebdaa LLC & Ors case regarding the sale of a Qur’an exceeding £7m.

Leading Silks

Henry Legge KC5 Stone Buildings ‘Henry is a fantastic art barrister – he knows the market, is client-friendly and focusses on the result the client needs.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Luke Harris5 Stone Buildings ‘Luke is exceptional for advising on thorny art law problems and provides practical and creative solutions; he is very detail oriented yet is fantastic with clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1


‘Always a high level of service.’

‘They are a very strong set in the Art sector with some very good silks and junior who practice in this area.’

‘Very efficient and helpful – run excellent seminars and always top of their game.’

‘5SB is the leading chambers for art law. It has a number of barristers knowledgeable in art law.’

‘Extremely good Chancery set – always number one for Trust issues and art law issues. Never look anywhere else. Clerks work with you to find alternatives if your first choice in not available and they are always right in terms of skill sets.’

‘Very good clerks. Very responsive.’

‘Efficient and helpful.’

‘Clerks are user friendly.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate Tier 1

5 Stone Buildings is the ‘go-to set for complex trusts and estates work’ and ‘a superlative set of excellent lawyers whose expertise is beyond doubt’. Penelope Reed KC recently appeared before the Supreme Court in Guest v Guest, a Supreme Court case concerning what relief the courts should provide in proprietary estoppel claims. Turning to the set's juniors, Ruth Hughes represented the claimant in the Clitheroe v Bond litigation, a dispute between siblings raising complex issues of the correct test for testamentary capacity, and issues regarding testators' deluded beliefs, while Mathew Roper  represented successful claimants who rescinded mis-sold trust products, which purported to protect family homes from care home fee means-testing but instead created capital gains tax problems. Rose Fetherstonhaugh is known for ‘cross-examining witnesses in a very effective matter.’

Rising stars

Rose Fetherstonhaugh 5 Stone Buildings ‘Rose is excellent with clients and delivers advice in a way which is clear and easily understandable. She has an excellent manner and puts clients at ease while instilling confidence. She is excellent at the detail but also adopts a pragmatic and realistic approach to litigation.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Henry Legge KC5 Stone Buildings ‘Henry is exceedingly clever. He excels in dealing with complicated cases and issues and enjoys strategy. He is a creative thinker and very good on his feet.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Penelope Reed KC5 Stone Buildings ‘Penelope is hugely experienced and intelligent. She has the respect of all judges and parties involved and is a collegiate person to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Shân Warnock-Smith KC5 Stone Buildings ‘Shân is an immensely experienced and brilliant strategist and stays calm even in the face of an overly aggressive adversary. She is down to earth, has a lovely human side, and clients love her – she is someone you want on your team.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Tracey Angus KC5 Stone BuildingsTracey has an exceptional eye for detail and grasp of complex legal issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Rees KC5 Stone Buildings ‘David is an exceptional lawyer and is a go-to silk. He is technically excellent in both strategy and his subject matter. He is a level head and calming influence in some very difficult client situations.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Tidmarsh KC5 Stone Buildings ‘Christopher is very user-friendly. He rolls up his sleeves and makes practical and pragmatic recommendations. He gets straight to the point and is straightforward to work with. He can distil lots of complicated detail into concise takeaways.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Elis Gomer – 5 Stone Buildings 'Elis is a master of his trade. His knowledge and expertise of this work-type is formidable and coupled with his collaborative approach, he is simply the first-choice counsel on all trusts, estates, and probate disputes.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Toby Bishop5 Stone Buildings ‘Toby is excellent with clients and puts them at ease with his down-to-earth nature. He is technically brilliant and never misses anything. He is always available when needed and never seems stressed or too busy to help.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael O’Sullivan5 Stone Buildings 'Michael is technically brilliant and delivers an excellent, timely service.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ruth Hughes5 Stone Buildings 'Ruth is tenacious in her advocacy and makes her points strongly and well. She is good in her written advice.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Jordan Holland5 Stone Buildings ‘Jordan is an excellent advocate. He is confident, incisive and persuasive. His drafting is also extremely good. He is good under pressure and very commercially-minded.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Mathew Roper5 Stone Buildings ‘Mathew can grapple with complex legal issues and his ability to present arguments clearly and attractively to the court.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Francis Ng – 5 Stone Buildings ‘Francis has an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject. He is insightful, professional and provides robust advice on the strengths and weaknesses of the case. He is good on his feet and can navigate thorny issues effortlessly.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Edward Hewitt5 Stone Buildings ‘Edward's advocacy is tough and tenacious but glazed in charm. He is an excellent strategic thinker but has all the skills of a traditional chancery barrister, making him a top choice for complex trusts and estate litigation.’
Ranked: Tier 4
William East5 Stone Buildings ‘William knows the law and understands the commercial context and the particular judge involved.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Hugh Cumber 5 Stone Buildings 'Hugh provides excellent advice throughout all aspects of the litigation, including mediation. He is always on hand to assist with all steps in the process and goes the extra mile to help and assist his instructing solicitors.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Luke Harris  – 5 Stone Buildings 'He is very hard-working, great value, and a go-to barrister in contentious trusts and estate matters.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Matthew Paton5 Stone Buildings ‘Matthew is highly personable and a real team player. He is calm and composed in court, a good strategist who is able to assess the merits of a claim dispassionately and accurately. He is very good at thinking outside the box.’
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Paul Jennings and Dan Coote are highly experienced and reliable clerks who provide great service.’

‘All of the clerks are responsive, well-organised and pragmatic. Paul Jennings is one of the best clerks to work with and always allows matters to run smoothly. Dan Coote is also excellent.’

‘5 Stone Buildings is a strong set. Each barrister is a capable lot across the board.’

‘5 Stone Buildings provides an excellent offering for contentious trusts and probate. Junior counsels’ work is invariable of the highest standard and is approachable.’

‘5 Stone Buildings is the stand-out set for traditional trusts and probate litigation. It has a strength in depth across its members. The juniors, in particular, are at the top of their game.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care Tier 2

5 Stone Buildings ‘highly able and highly experienced barristers’ have ‘considerable strength-in-depth’ in representing family members, health bodies, local authorities and protected parties in financial and welfare disputes before the Court of Protection. Tracey Angus KC has successfully represented a claimant in Gladstone v White, a claim to set aside gifts made to his attorney and attorney’s removal as a trustee of a heritage property valued at £10m. ‘Incredibly impressive barrister’ David Rees KC is acting for Gopichand Hinduja in Hinduja v Hinduja, a welfare and property and affairs case involving issues related to the validity of lasting powers of attorney and a care package provided to the claimant’s brother, S. P. Hinduja, as well as issues of open justice in the Court of Protection – the brothers having shared the top spot in the 2022 Sunday Times Rich List.

Leading Silks

Tracey Angus KC5 Stone Buildings ‘Tracey strikes fear into her opponents. She is calm, very well-organised, extremely clever and a great advocate. She is unflappable.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
David Rees KC5 Stone Buildings ‘David is an outstanding barrister and communicator, making complex issues easy to understand with a practical approach and seeking solutions that benefit the client.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah Haren KC – 5 Stone Buildings 'Sarah is knowledgeable and thorough. She is calm and unpretentious. She always gets her point across in court and is not afraid of doing so in a hostile judicial environment.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Baxter5 Stone Buildings 'Mark is a brilliant advocate. He consistently argues his case effectively against the most experienced of KCs. He is a go-to, particularly with complex and high-value matters. He combines technical excellence and responsiveness with high EQ and a wonderful manner.'
Ranked: Tier 2
William East5 Stone Buildings ‘William is exceedingly bright and provides clear strategic advice. He takes a calm approach but stands his ground and does not appear to be ruffled by others taking a more aggressive stance.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ruth Hughes5 Stone Buildings ‘Ruth is a fount of knowledge and excellent at applying that knowledge to the facts of the case. She is a great team player and very good with clients. Her advocacy is good.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander Drapkin  – 5 Stone Buildings ‘Alexander is brilliant. He gets on top of the papers very quickly, is available at short notice and perfectly toes the line of being collaborative but robust with the other side. His advocacy is very good, also excellent at putting the clients at ease.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Mathew Roper5 Stone Buildings ‘Mathew can produce high-quality work under considerable time pressure and has good client care skills. He prepares well and presents the client's case calmly and effectively in court.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Jordan Holland5 Stone Buildings ‘Jordan's written and oral advocacy is excellent. He is confident, incisive and persuasive. He has excellent tactical sense as well as deep legal knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 4
Eliza Eagling  – 5 Stone Buildings 'Eliza has a very strong grasp of this area of the law. She can think logically and creatively when dealing with unusual circumstances that arise in a dispute. She has a great rapport with the client and can bring a sense of calm to what can often be a very emotional and stressful time for the client.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Hugh Cumber 5 Stone Buildings ‘Hugh provides exceedingly prompt and helpful advice concerning an urgent court application. His advocacy is clear and confident.’
Ranked: Tier 5


‘Paul Jennings is always helpful and responsive with a 100% record over several years of matching the right barrister to the instructions.’

‘The clerks are experienced, helpful and organised. Paul Jennings and Dan Coote are highly experienced clerks, both professional and approachable.’

‘5 Stone Buildings is the foremost set of chambers for Court of Protection work.’

‘5 Stone Buildings offers a good and reliable service.’

‘5 Stone Buildings is at the top of its game in the Court of Protection sphere. It delivers excellent quality counsel at all levels of qualification.’

Work highlights

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 3

Penelope Reed KC – 5 Stone Buildings  Penelope Reed KC at 5 Stone Buildings is lauded for 'her ability to develop relationships with parties quickly, putting them at ease and helping them through the process calmly, but firmly when required'. Reed was accredited in 2009, since which time she has undertaken over 200 mediations, predominantly involving probate claims, trust litigation, applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and Court of Protection and proprietary estoppel claims.Miranda Allardice – 5 Stone Buildings  Qualified as a mediator in 2005, Miranda Allardice at 5 Stone Buildings is 'clear, calm and very straightforward. She perceives early on how a claim is likely to settle and works hard to achieve it'. Allardice routinely mediates complex succession disputes, her practice covering Inheritance Act Claims, trusts and estates, proprietary estoppel, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 matters, and associated professional negligence claims.

Work highlights

Work highlights

London Bar > Tax: personal

Leading Silks

Amanda Hardy KC5 Stone Buildings ‘With an encyclopaedic knowledge of tax law and huge experience in offshore trusts, Amanda is pre-eminent in this field. She is a most impressive silk with an authoritative presence and keen commercial outlook.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ruth Hughes 5 Stone Buildings ‘Ruth is a true team player. She is always prepared to go the extra mile and has an extraordinary work ethic. Highly diligent. A strong litigator who you want on your side.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Oliver Marre5 Stone Buildings ‘He is extremely intelligent and forensically thorough in his analysis of both the facts and the legal principles involved. A real star.’
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Pensions

Leading Silks

Henry Legge KC5 Stone BuildingsHenry is intellectually very strong and has real charm in court; clients love his style.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Tidmarsh KC5 Stone Buildings 'Highly approachable and commercial. Gives a clear steer, turns advice around quickly and cost effectively.'
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Tax: corporate

Leading Silks

Amanda Hardy KC5 Stone Buildings ‘Amanda is very user-friendly and practical, which can be difficult to find in top tier tax counsel.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Oliver Marre – 5 Stone Buildings ‘Oliver has a unique ability to make the most complex tax analyses seem simple. He is personable and technically excellent; he inspires confidence and is a thoroughly nice person with whom to work.’
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Partnership

London Bar > Property litigation

Leading Juniors

Patrick Rolfe5 Stone Buildings ‘Patrick is a class act. Amongst his strengths are his attention to detail and insightful advice on both legal and strategic matters coupled with a charming and user friendly manner that makes him a pleasure to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 4

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore Tier 4

Praised as an ‘elite set’ in the offshore world, 5 Stone Buildings is a notable set for traditional Chancery, with the depth of members’ expertise ranging from contentious trusts and probate to family provision claims. Shan Warnock-Smith KC handles major trust and estate cases throughout the Cayman Islands, the BVI and Bermuda. One such recent case included Re Z Trusts, in which Warnock-Smith KC represented the appellant in the Privy Council on a major appeal from Jersey which involved novel questions of law regarding a trustee’s indemnity against reasonable costs and expenses. Penelope Reed KC is noted for her extensive offshore expertise in trusts, wills, probate and related tax issues whilst also seeing involvement in high-profile offshore commercial litigation. Of the juniors, ‘excellent advocate’ and ‘real fighter’ Matthew Paton  is well-versed in high-value offshore litigation involving contentious and non-contentious trust and probate matters.

Leading Silks

Penelope Reed KC5 Stone Buildings ‘Penny is simply outstanding in every respect. It would be unfair to try and single out any particular skill only to try and to put it above the rest.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Shân Warnock-Smith KC5 Stone Buildings 'Technically brilliant, straight to the issues. Team player and a client-facing barrister.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Jordan Holland5 Stone Buildings 'Jordan is a strong and sensible advocate who gets the confidence of the court.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Paton5 Stone Buildings 'Matthew is incredibly bright, an excellent tactician, and has a commanding presence in the courtroom. He also has an unshakable work ethic, and is very easy to get along with.'
Ranked: Tier 3


‘Very proficient with a strong understanding of offshore banking and KYC/AML requirements.’

‘The clerks are accommodating and flexible. I would recommend.’

‘Clerks are efficient, and keep billing simple and effective. Their knowledge of their barristers’ particular strengths and availability is impressive.’

‘5 Stone offers top-notch counsel while also boasting enviable strength in depth. One of the truly elite sets in this area.’

‘5 Stone is a very strong set, in depth and with increasing breadth, especially in the offshore sphere with the introduction of 5 Stone Buildings Caribbean headed up by Matthew Paton. They are very focused on increasing their offshore presence. Many of their barristers have rights of audience in BVI, and have also appeared in recent cases in Bermuda – all of which traverse the offshore spectrum. Clearly a set going from strength to strength in the offshore arena.’

Work highlights

Members of  chambers are specialists in a wide variety of areas, including trusts law, the administration of estates, taxation, real property, landlord and tenant, pensions, charities, partnership, Court of Protection, insolvency, art and cultural property, and all chancery-related commercial matters. Members also advise and act in relation to professional negligence cases associated with these practice areas.

The set: Members of chambers are noted for providing a fast and effective service in both litigation and advisory work, and for their approachability. Members appear in courts at every level, both national and international.

Types of work undertaken: Advice and litigation expertise is provided in cases relating to property, wills, trusts, capital and other taxation and charity matters. Advice is given in relation to onshore and offshore tax planning at the very highest level and members lecture widely in this area, and publish leading works. Members at all levels advise on and deal with contested probate, executorship, Inheritance Act proceedings, estate planning and breach of trust. As counsel for HMRC, members have appeared in cases covering many aspects of income and capital taxation. Members appear regularly in the Court of Protection and on behalf of the Official Solicitor, in both property and affairs and health and welfare cases.

Occupational pensions are also an area of expertise, with members appearing in leading cases dealing with such issues as trustees duties and pension fund surplus.

Members undertake work in the field of professional negligence, working both for claimants and defendants.

Land law expertise includes disputes relating to conveyancing, land registration, easements, restrictive covenants, status of mortgages, trespass, misrepresentation, mistake and undue influence.

Landlord and tenant work covers creation, renewal and termination of leases, remedies for non-payment of rent, commercial and agricultural tenancies, residential tenancies and long leaseholds.

Chambers offers notable experience in all aspects of partnership disputes, and two members are the authors of a leading book on the subject.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Paul Jennings
Members of Chambers WARNOCK-SMITH KC, Shân (1971)
Members of Chambers BLACKETT-ORD, Mark (1974)
Members of Chambers SIMMONDS KC, Andrew (1980)
Members of Chambers ALLARDICE, Miranda (1982)
Members of Chambers REED KC, Penelope (1983)
Members of Chambers TIDMARSH KC, Christopher (1985)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN, Michael (1986)
Members of Chambers ROLFE, Patrick (1987)
Members of Chambers RICH, Barbara (1990)
Members of Chambers ANGUS KC, Tracey (1991)
Members of Chambers LEGGE KC, Henry (1993)
Members of Chambers HARDY KC, Amanda (1993)
Members of Chambers REES KC, David (1994)
Members of Chambers SARTIN, Leon (1997)
Members of Chambers HAREN KC, Sarah (1999)
Members of Chambers ENTWISTLE, Thomas (2001)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Luke (2001)
Members of Chambers PATON, Matthew (2005)
Member of Chambers BAXTER, Mark (2006)
Members of Chambers EDGE, Charlotte, (2006)
Members of Chambers HUGHES, Ruth (2007)
Members of Chambers HEWITT, Edward (2007)
Members of Chambers EAST, William (2008)
Members of Chambers BISHOP, Toby (2008)
Member of Chambers GOMER, Elis (2008)
Member of Chambers ARUMUGAM, Raj (2008)
Members of Chambers HOLLAND, Jordan (2009)
Members of Chambers ROPER, Mathew (2011)
Members of Chambers MARRE, Oliver (2011)
Members of Chambers DRAPKIN, Alexander (2012)
Members of Chambers CHANDLER, Sam (2013)
Members of Chambers CUMBER, Hugh (2013)
Members of Chambers EAGLING, Eliza (2015)
Members of Chambers FETHERSTONHAUGH, Rose (2016)
Members of Chambers DOUGLAS, Simon (2018)
Members of Chambers ADAMS, Arabella (2019)
Member of Chambers CARSLAW, Emilia, (2020)
Member of Chambers REES, Tomos (2021)
Member of Chambers Barragan-Lopez, Carmen (2021)
Member of Chambers Wagjiani, Priya (2021)
Photo Name Position Profile
Arabella Adams photo Arabella Adams Called in 2019
Miranda Allardice photo Miranda Allardice Experienced Chancery and Family Finance Barrister and Mediator.  Miranda offers a specialist…
Tracey Angus photo Tracey Angus Barrister specialising in general Chancery work with an emphasis on equity and…
Raj Arumugam photo Raj Arumugam Raj has a broad Commercial Chancery practice with a particular emphasis on…
Carmen  Barragan-Lopez photo Carmen Barragan-Lopez
Mark Baxter photo Mark Baxter Contentious and non-contentious traditional chancery practice, with particular emphasis on estates and…
Toby Bishop photo Toby Bishop Toby is a contentious Chancery practitioner focused on succession and trusts disputes,…
Mark Blackett-ord photo Mark Blackett-ord Barrister specialising in trusts, partnership, professional negligence, probate and general Chancery litigation.…
Emilia Carslaw photo Emilia Carslaw Emilia joins 5 Stone Buildings in October 2021 following the successful completion…
Sam Chandler photo Sam Chandler Joined chambers after completion of pupillage in 2014. Experience of contentious probate,…
Hugh Cumber photo Hugh Cumber Joined chambers after completion of pupillage in 2014. Spent nine months seconded…
Simon Douglas photo Simon Douglas Called 2018
Alexander Drapkin photo Alexander Drapkin Traditional Chancery practice with experience in a wide range of contentious and…
Eliza Eagling photo Ms Eliza Eagling Eliza has a chancery practice specialising in contentious trusts and probate, 1975…
William East photo Mr William East Barrister with general Chancery practice, including wills and probate, estates and family…
Charlotte  Edge  photo Miss Charlotte Edge
Thomas Entwistle photo Thomas Entwistle Barrister with a practice covering all areas of Chancery work including both…
Rose Fetherstonhaugh photo Rose Fetherstonhaugh Called 2016
Elis  Gomer  photo Elis Gomer
Amanda Hardy photo Amanda Hardy Barrister – Year of Call 1993, Silk 2015
Sarah Haren  photo Sarah Haren Barrister with a practice incorporating a wide range of Chancery work, both…
Luke Harris photo Luke Harris Luke has a commercial chancery practice and has particular expertise in claims…
Henry Harrod photo Henry Harrod Barrister specialising in traditional Chancery work including trusts, tax, probate, administration of…
Edward Hewitt photo Edward Hewitt Edward has a broad Chancery practice with a particular emphasis on private…
Jordan Holland photo Jordan Holland General chancery, private client, succession, trusts; Court of Protection; related professional negligence.…
Ruth Hughes photo Ruth Hughes Ruth has a private client practice focusing on taxation, trusts and estates…
Henry Legge photo Henry Legge Barrister dealing with non-contentious and revenue work as well as litigation; particular…
Oliver Marre photo Oliver Marre Barrister, Year of call 2011
Francis  Ng photo Francis Ng Francis Ng is a chancery practitioner specialising in private client work.
Michael O'Sullivan photo Michael O'Sullivan Barrister whose current practice incorporates: trust litigation and advice both onshore and…
Matthew Paton photo Matthew Paton Matthew has a wide practice encompassing all aspects of traditional and commercial…
Penelope Reed photo Penelope Reed Barrister with a wide Chancery practice and a special emphasis on trusts,…
David Rees photo David Rees Barrister with a traditional Chancery practice encompassing trusts, probate, wills, adminstration of…
Tomos  Rees  photo Mr Tomos Rees
Barbara Rich photo Barbara Rich Barrister specialising in trusts and estates litigation, property and affairs jurisdiction of…
Patrick Rolfe photo Patrick Rolfe Barrister with a contentious Chancery practice, specialising in real property. He deals…
Mathew Roper photo Mathew Roper   Chancery barrister specialising in contentious and non-contentious trusts and estates, related…
Leon Sartin photo Leon Sartin Barrister whose practice covers all areas of Chancery work, with an emphasis…
Andrew Simmonds photo Andrew Simmonds Barrister specialising mainly in pensions work, but also undertaking litigation in the…
Christopher Tidmarsh photo Christopher Tidmarsh Barrister with a wide ranging Chancery practice. Since taking silk, he has…
Priya  Wagjiani photo Miss Priya Wagjiani
Shan Warnock-Smith photo Shan Warnock-Smith Barrister who is an adviser and a litigator in the whole range…

CLIENT: Stephen Richards
TESTIMONIAL: The team at 5 Stone Buildings really are at the top of their game. From the juniors through to the QCs, you know that you will get an excellent service, robust, sensible advice and excellence in both court and around the negotiating table.

CLIENT: Geoffrey Kertesz
TESTIMONIAL: It is hard to think of a chambers that, top to bottom, covers the full spectrum of Chancery work so effectively. Whether your client needs a silk experienced in cross-border trust disputes, a senior junior to provide sage, practical advice, or a junior barrister to handle a discrete matter, 5 Stone Buildings has some of the best barristers for the job. It is also a chambers that moves with the times, as shown by its willingness to bring in new talent at various levels, while simultaneously developing its pupils into effective junior tenants. All this, coupled with an efficient clerks’ room, makes 5 Stone Buildings very much a ‘go to’ set in this area.

CLIENT:  Philip Youdan
COMPANY/FIRM: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
TESTIMONIAL: The team at 5 Stone Buildings consistently delivers exceptional legal advice. This comes from their depth of legal knowledge and their commitment to placing the client’s interests at the heart of their work. It is a pleasure to continue to work with them.