4 Stone Buildings Ranked in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2023

October 21, 2022

We are delighted to report another successful year of rankings across chambers in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2023.

Chambers has 79 ranked barristers across 8 departments. We are particularly delighted to again be recognised in Band 1 as a leading chambers in Chancery: Commercial. The full list of categories in which we have been ranked can be found below:

Banking & Finance: Band 3
4 Stone Buildings is a highly capable set with a strong reputation for banking and finance work. Its barristers regularly tackle complex cases arising in the context of fraud and insolvency, as well as regulatory breaches. Its extensive client base includes multinational banks, financial corporations and institutional investors.”

Chancery: Commercial: Band 1
4 Stone Buildings is an impressive chancery set, housing a strong bench of barristers at both senior and junior level who are well versed in high-profile and complex disputes. The team’s expertise spans a wide range of areas, and members routinely undertake cases involving financial services and banking, commercial contracts and insolvency law.”

Commercial Dispute Resolution: Band 3
4 Stone Buildings marshals considerable litigation experience and has long experience of appearing in landmark disputes.”

Company: Band 2
4 Stone Buildings is a standout set whose company law abilities are the subject of widespread praise. At both the senior and junior levels, its barristers provide high-quality advice on substantial matters. Within its broad company offering, the set enjoys an especially good reputation for its work concerning shareholder disputes and breaches of fiduciary duty.”

Financial Services: Band 2
4 Stone Buildings attracts high praise from market sources for the high calibre of its barristers. Members of the set are sought out for both contentious and purely advisory work by major financial institutions as well as associated individuals. They offer extensive experience representing clients in regulatory investigations and high-profile litigation, as well as appearing before disciplinary tribunals.”

Fraud: Civil: Band 2
Drawing on the set’s established expertise in banking, insolvency and commercial disputes, the barristers at 4 Stone Buildings also offer expertise in complex and high-value civil fraud disputes. The team is regularly instructed to act for liquidators, shareholders, creditors and directors, among other parties.”

Offshore: Band 2
4 Stone Buildings is a highly regarded set able to offer particular expertise in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Channel Islands, while sustaining praiseworthy capability in the DIFC and Hong Kong.”

Restructuring/Insolvency: Band 2
4 Stone Buildings is highly regarded for its expertise spanning a wide range of insolvency and restructuring matters. The set houses a strong bench of experienced barristers who are regularly called upon to handle complex insolvency litigation, and its members have considerable experience appearing in high-profile disputes. The set’s appearance in Marex Financial v Carlos Sevilleja Garcia, heard at the Supreme Court, is a standout example.”

We are also proud to report that our clerking team has received superb feedback from our clients. Senior Clerk David Goddard and our First and Second Junior Clerks, Ben Lashmar and Ryan Tunkel, have been highlighted by our clients as offering an outstanding service. Some of the praise for our clerking team is as follows:

  • They are a great clerking team to work with. They clerks are very approachable and return calls immediately.”
  • The clerks are excellent, reliable and very reasonable on fees.”
  • The clerks are very friendly. The whole team is really great, and senior clerk David Goddard is excellent.”
  • Commercial, responsive and pragmatic, they are exactly what you want from a clerking team. Ryan Tunkel stands out as a shining example of this.”
  • ““Absolute legend” David Goddard is the universally respected senior clerk, while the “diligent, popular and enthusiastic” Ben Lashmar is the first junior clerk.”

View the full list of our rankings and feedback in Chambers & partners UK Bar Guide 2023.