Commercial disputes frequently involve issues traditionally associated with the Chancery Division and are by no means confined to the Commercial Court. As a leading set in all of the more chancery areas of commercial law (e.g. company and partnership law, insolvency and restructuring, trusts and equitable remedies) 4 Stone Buildings seamlessly straddles the work of the numerous courts and tribunals in which these traditionally ‘chancery’ issues can arise.
Equally at home in the Chancery Division, the Commercial Court, offshore common law courts, and international arbitral tribunals, members of chambers frequently advise on and act in connection with disputes in these fields, including:
- Shareholder disputes (including unfair prejudice petitions under s.994 CA 2006 and derivative claims, under the CA 2006 or at common law)
- Claims against defaulting fiduciaries (be they directors, trustees or other fiduciaries)
- Equitable remedies, including specific performance, rectification, pre-emptive remedies such as freezing and search orders.
- All aspects of contentious and non-contentious company and partnership law (including transactional advice) and insolvency and restructuring law (both corporate and personal)