4 Stone Buildings

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Head of Chambers: George Bompas QC
Senior Clerk: David Goddard
Tenants: 37

The Chambers:
Chambers currently consist of 37 members, including seven silks. 4 Stone Buildings belongs to the Commercial Bar Association and the Chancery Bar Association. The Chamber’s core areas of work are commercial litigation, company law, fraud-civil, banking and finance, financial services, insolvency and reconstruction, commercial chancery, arbitration and mediation, and offshore litigation.

The Chamber’s clients operate in a global marketplace. An increasingly common feature of the Chamber’s work is the prevalence of cross-border contentious and advisory work in relation to corporate and commercial disputes and international trusts and funds. In this context, 4 Stone Buildings is able to offer clients the benefit of substantial experience and long-established connections in many overseas jurisdictions, including Bermuda, the Caribbean and East Asia. Recently members of Chambers have also been active in the emerging markets in Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South East Asia and Africa. Such work has included not only advice and litigation but also drafting legislation.

Insolvency work in particular has an increasingly international element. Cases can raise a multitude of problems, such as determining a party’s centre of main interests or the collective distribution of assets in different jurisdictions. 4 Stone Buildings is accustomed to acting in cases which raise issues of foreign law or invoke foreign insolvency regimes (such as the US Bankruptcy Code) as well as working alongside foreign lawyers and officeholders. The Chamber’s members also have experience of multi-jurisdictional issues arising under the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006, section 426 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and the common law.

With all these international aspects to the Chamber’s work, many members of Chambers have been called to the local Bar of numerous overseas jurisdictions, both ad hoc and on a permanent basis.

Recognitions:
Both Chambers as a whole and also individual members of Chambers regularly win many of the principal legal awards.

Overseas:
Numerous members of Chambers have appeared in dozens of overseas courts and arbitrations in the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, the Turks & Caicos Islands, Singapore & Hong Kong.

Members

George Bompas QC (1975) (QC-1994)

John Brisby QC (1978) (QC-1996)

Robert Miles QC (1987) (QC-2002)

Jonathan Crow QC (1981) (QC-2006)

Richard Hill QC (1993) (QC-2012)

Andrew Clutterbuck QC (1992) (QC-2014)

Orlando Fraser QC (1994) (QC-2014)

Sarah Harman (1987)

Christopher Harrison (1988)

Jonathan Brettler (1988)

Paul Greenwood (1991)

Nicholas Cox (1992)

Charles Marquand (1987)

Anna Markham (1996)

Hermann Boeddinghaus (1996)

Andrew de Mestre (1998)

Gregory Denton-Cox (2000)

Sharif Shivji (2001)

Tiran Nersessian (2002)

Alastair Tomson (2004)

Adam Holliman (2005)

Tom Gentleman (2005)

Donald Lilly (2006)

Alexander Cook (2008)

Nicola Timmins (2008)

James Knott (2008)

Eleanor Holland (2010)

Joseph Wigley (2010)

Nienke van den Berg (2012)

Edward Crossley (2012)

Andrew Rose (2013)

Albert Sampson (2014)

Lara Hassell-Hart (2014)

Emma Horner (2015)

Guy Olliff-Cooper (2015)

Zara McGlone (2016)

Karl Anderson (2017)