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9 Stone Buildings

London Bar > Insolvency

Leading Silks

Peter Shaw QC - 9 Stone BuildingsHis quiet, considered demeanour belies an encyclopaedic knowledge of insolvency law, and he picks up niche points that others would not.
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

Joseph Curl QC - 9 Stone BuildingsHe's a phenomenon – and bound for high judicial office it he wants it.

Leading Juniors

Rory Brown - 9 Stone BuildingsRory has great technical knowledge of the insolvency legislation - definitely one to watch.
Ranked: Tier 5
Faith Julian - 9 Stone BuildingsAn incredibly astute and confident barrister, able to quickly assimilate the detail of very complex issues and provide cogent and often innovative advice.
Ranked: Tier 5
Giselle McGowan - 9 Stone BuildingsKnows her field and has a rigorous and thorough approach to the legal and factual aspects of her cases.
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Property litigation

Leading Juniors

Edward Denehan - 9 Stone BuildingsDetailed, thorough, and very good at explaining tough concepts - good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Brown - 9 Stone BuildingsPhilip is an excellent communicator, whether in writing, conference or court. He does not pull any punches and his ability to glean information from a witness in cross-examination is admirable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

Leading Juniors

Rory Brown - 9 Stone BuildingsAn extremely bright individual, a pleasure to deal with and a firm favourite with clients. He always thinks outside the box and produces excellent results and is a skilled advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Fraud: civil

Leading Juniors

Rory Brown - 9 Stone BuildingsRory is fastidious with detail and has exceptional technical knowledge of fraud and insolvency disputes. Very good in taking on difficult cases and re-shaping them into strong positions.
Ranked: Tier 4

9 Stone Buildings is a commercial chancery set and one of the oldest established chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, with a history dating back to 1893. Although it has a proud tradition and heritage, it is a modern and progressive set committed to meeting the needs and expectations of all its clients with professionalism and integrity. Its members have a reputation for advocacy, knowledge and experience enabling it to provide clients with the highest standards of legal advice and representation in today’s fast-changing world.

The set: Many of its members are leaders in their respective fields of practice, regularly appearing in all levels of courts and tribunals both in the UK and overseas jurisdictions where some have established practices.

9 Stone Buildings provides comfortable facilities staffed by a friendly and helpful clerking team equipped with up-to-date technology. It additionally provides an extensive seminar programme on topical issues for which it is accredited by the Law Society to offer CPD hours. Chambers is conveniently located in Lincoln’s Inn.

In recent years the chambers have been joined by some notable established practitioners in line with Chambers’ policy of selective recruitment.

Types of work undertaken: All members undertake advocacy, drafting and advice in a broad range of matters. These include all types of contract and commercial dispute, including construction, as well as confidential information, passing off, covenants restricting business activity or employment, companies and partnership matters, minority rights, directors’ duties, internal disputes and mergers and acquisitions.

Claims to land, issues of title, boundary disputes, easements and rights of way are dealt with, together with landlord and tenant issues, including business, agricultural and residential tenancies, leasehold enfranchisement and housing. Law of commons and charities law are dealt with.

Corporate and personal insolvency are dealt with, as well as financial services matters, including investment transactions, investor protection, stock exchange matters, regulation, market abuse, insider dealing and market manipulation.

Trusts, settlements and wills are a particular specialism, as well as probate, administration of estates and family provision.

Banking, insurance, consumer credit and hire purchase are handled, as well as mortgages, guarantees and credit arrangements, fraud (including commercial fraud), conspiracy, mistake and constructive trusts. Injunctions and professional negligence are specialisms, as well as Court of Protection work, conflict of laws, judicial review and employment law.

Members undertake work in a variety of overseas locations, including Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Switzerland, France, Gibraltar, Asia, the Caribbean and the US.

Senior clerk Alan Austin
Junior clerk David Clayton
Junior clerk Jake Price
Junior clerk Charlie Hamilton
Head of Chambers SHAW QC, Peter (QC 2017)
Member of Chambers CURL QC, Joseph (QC 2021)
Member of Chambers JACOB, Isaac E (1963)
Member of Chambers MEARES, Nigel (1975)
Member of Chambers DENEHAN, Edward (1981)
Member of Chambers YOUNG, Martin (1984)
Member of Chambers BROWN, Philip (1991)
Member of Chambers RICHMAN, Helene Pines (1992)
Member of Chambers COWEN, Timothy (1993)
Member of Chambers BROMILOW, Daniel (1996)
Member of Chambers BROWN, Rory (2009)
Member of Chambers MACE, Andrew (1997)
Member of Chambers CALLARD, Graham (2001)
Member of Chambers McGOWAN, Giselle (2011)
Member of Chambers JULIAN, Faith (2013)
Member of Chambers COCKBURN, Thomas (2015)
Member of Chambers WRIGHT, Paul (2017)
Member of Chambers WANNAGAT, Nora (2018)
Member of Chambers SHIPLEY, Andrew (2017)
Overseas Member CRITELLI, Nicholas* (USA 1991)
Overseas Member LEVY QC, James* (Gibraltar 1972)
Overseas Member ASHTON, Dr Raymond* (Guernsey 1979)
Overseas Member LICUDI QC, Gilbert (Gibraltar 1998)
Door Tenant DOYLE Louis* (1996)
Door Tenant FENNELL, Steven* (2014)
Academic Member KEAY, Professor Andrew
* Door tenants/Overseas Member
Daniel Bromilow  photo Daniel Bromilow Daniel Bromilow studied law at Robinson College, Cambridge and joined Chambers after…
Phillip Brown  photo Phillip Brown Philip has a wide ranging commercial chancery practice which includes advocacy, drafting…
Rory Brown  photo Rory Brown Rory has a commercial-chancery practice focusing on litigation in the following areas:…
Graham Callard  photo Graham Callard Graham is a tax lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Graham…
Thomas Cockburn  photo Thomas Cockburn
Timothy Cowen photo Timothy Cowen
Joseph Curl  photo Joseph Curl Joseph Curl QC specialises in commercial Chancery, with the emphasis on insolvency.…
Edward Denehan  photo Edward Denehan Edward’s practice is exclusively property based. It therefore includes real property, both…
Isaac Jacob  photo Isaac Jacob Described by “The Lawyer” as one of the stars of the Chancery…
Faith Julian photo Faith Julian
Andrew Mace  photo Andrew Mace
Giselle McGowan  photo Giselle McGowan Giselle McGowan has a commercial chancery practice with a particular emphasis on…
Nigel Meares  photo Nigel Meares
Helene Richman  photo Helene Richman Helene Pines Richman has specialised in private client, property law and related…
Peter Shaw  photo Peter Shaw Mr Shaw was formerly a solicitor admitted in 1986. He has had…
Andrew Shipley  photo Andrew Shipley
Nora Wannagat  photo Nora Wannagat
Paul Wright  photo Paul Wright
Cecilia Xu Lindsey  photo Cecilia Xu Lindsey Barrister; Arbitrator
Martin Young  photo Martin Young An experienced and versatile advocate and advisor with principle areas of practice…
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