Commercial Dispute Resolution

No two commercial disputes are the same. They are very rarely confined to one area of law and often straddle more than one jurisdiction. 4 Stone Buildings’ field-leading expertise runs the full breadth of practice areas and forums (both onshore and offshore) in which 21st century commercial disputes are litigated and resolved, whether that be in court or before an arbitral tribunal or by means of ADR.

Whether the dispute gives rise to issues of company or partnership law, insolvency law, trust law or equitable principles, financial services law, civil fraud, or (as is usually the case) combinations of these, members of Chambers are experienced in acting at all stages of commercial disputes, from pre-action advice and pre-emptive remedies, through to litigation, settlement, and enforcement.

Our members’ experience of both onshore and offshore forums (both courts and arbitral tribunals) over a wide variety of sectors means that Chambers is also able to bring sector and forum specific knowledge and experience to bear in resolving clients’ commercial disputes, across fields such as:

  • Corporate transactions and shareholder disputes
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Banking and finance
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Financial services
  • Crypto-currency and FinTech
  • Trusts
  • POCA & asset forfeiture
  • Administrative and public law

It is a measure of Chambers’ pre-eminence in commercial litigation that numerous members of chambers have been instructed in some of the largest and most complex claims of recent times, including (amongst others) the landmark Autonomy litigation (described by the Judge as “amongst the longest and most complex in English legal history”, the Lloyds/HBOS litigation, and the Mozambique v Credit Suisse bond litigation.