Insolvency & Restructuring

Described by the Legal 500 as “one of the most prestigious sets for insolvency work”, 4 Stone Buildings enjoys an enviable reputation in the fields of insolvency and restructuring, not just for the high quality of its work, but also for its comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the field.

Ranked as a leading set for insolvency and restructuring, our members have been involved in some of the most complex and high-profile insolvency disputes of the past few decades. Chambers’ reputation also reflects our involvement not just in domestic cases but also in substantial international insolvencies in a wide variety of jurisdictions. We also specialise in directors’ disqualification cases, having been involved in a string of significant CDDA cases over the years.

In addition, Chambers has enjoyed a long tradition of advising and representing the Government on insolvency matters. Many juniors in Chambers are currently appointed to the Attorney General’s Panels, and many of the senior members of Chambers held similar appointments before they took Silk. As a result, we offer expertise both on the side of the regulator and of the regulated, and have a strong insight into the public law perspective.

It is a frequent feature of insolvency cases, regardless of their size, that they often throw up complex points of law in a wide range of disciplines including trusts, fraud, contract and company law.  Members of chambers across all levels of call have expertise in these areas and are equally comfortable advising or litigating in multifaceted cases.  We are therefore able to offer a seamless service in cases which may be difficult to classify.

Many members frequently lead or are involved in pro bono initiatives in the insolvency context, such as the Company Insolvency Pro Bono Scheme and PILARS. Our members also edit some of the leading textbooks in the fields of insolvency and restructuring, such as Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification, Transaction Avoidance in Insolvencies and Loose and Griffiths on Liquidators. One member has even published an insolvency textbook for litigants in person, Insolvency Law Made Clear.