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XXIV Old Buildings

Commercial Dispute Resolution

9 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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XXIV Old Buildings possesses significant talent in the commercial litigation sphere at both silk and junior level, and has barristers who are praised by interviewees for being "incredibly bright and a delight to deal with." It is regularly involved in key cases across the sector. By way of example, recent matters handled by the tenants include Magner v Royal Bank of Scotland, a claim for dishonest assistance against RBS, and Re Sky Stream Corporation, an appeal to the Privy Council concerning the beneficial ownership of the shares in a company holding circa 20% of a Russian airline. Barristers here are not only experienced in handling disputes in the UK, but also frequently act in cases overseas, and have noteworthy experience in jurisdictions in the Middle East and the Caribbean, among many others. Instructing solicitors praise XXIV Old Buildings as "one of the top sets for offshore commercial work."

Client service:

"The clerks are extremely professional and very well organised." Paul Horsfield is the head of clerking.

Strengths:

Adam Cloherty
"He is very pleasant and user-friendly."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Akers and Others v Samba, a multi-hundred million-dollar claim against a Saudi bank. The case raised fundamental private international law of trusts issues.

Strengths:

Alan Steinfeld QC
"Very, very good and extremely patient even with the trickiest of clients. He's so clever you can almost hear his brain whirring."
Recent work: Acted for Lloyds shareholders suing directors of Lloyds for damage suffered in consequence of Lloyds’ takeover of HBOS in 2008.

Strengths:

Edward Cumming QC
"A phenomenal lawyer, who is one of the set's rising stars."
Recent work: Instructed in a dispute between a property development company, Abbeylord Properties, and its bank, RBS. The case regarded various interest rate derivatives and advice received from the bank.

Strengths:

Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
"A formidable advocate who is very direct in her views - she calls a spade a spade and clients love her for it."
Recent work: Instructed in Twin Benefits v Barker, claims arising out of the unwinding of a trust resulting from negligent tax advice.

Strengths:

Hugh Miall
"His advice is very commercial and practical - he distils technical legal issues into clear layman terms."
Recent work: Acted in Adams & Others v FS Capital & Others Ltd, proceedings challenging as unlawful the sale of loans totalling £170 million made to individuals and assigned into offshore trusts to a third-party finance company (for significantly less money than the value of the loans).

Strengths:

Robert Levy QC
"Gets stuck in, masters the detail and proves very tenacious in court."
Recent work: Instructed in re Krisenergy (Gulf of Thailand) Limited, winding-up proceedings in the Cayman Islands relating to an oil drilling company.

Strengths:

Stephen Moverley Smith QC
"A modern QC, who is very involved and engaged; he really gets stuck in. He is calm, assured and someone who instils confidence."
Recent work: Acted for Magner in a claim for dishonest assistance against RBS.

Strengths:

Steven Thompson QC
"Hard-working and motivated, he is someone who is just as keen as you are to win. He is very smart and great to work with."
Recent work: Instructed for the claimant in San Leon Energy v Taqa Offshore, a claim in relation to royalties due on an oil production project.

Strengths:

Stuart Adair
"Impressive at advocacy and good on the technical side as well, he is very prompt in all his dealings and a good member of the team. He is user-friendly and provides top-notch advice."
Recent work: Acted for Perryvale Enterprises Inc in arbitration proceedings relating to a share purchase agreement. He obtained an award that Kernel Holdings SA pay Perryvale the total sum of USD23 million plus interest.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

XXIV Old Buildings

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24 Old Buildings

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3UP

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Alan Steinfeld QC
Band 2
Edward Cumming QC
Band 3
Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Band 2
Robert Levy QC
Band 4
Stephen Moverley Smith QC
Band 4
Steven Thompson QC
Band 4

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