Enters the rankings as a set for commercial litigation this year amid growing praise from solicitors impressed by its offering of experienced silks and juniors. Its members are especially well regarded for their expertise in civil fraud proceedings, and have additional pronounced strength in company, insolvency and banking matters. They often act in major cases at home and abroad such as JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov, a fraud case valued at USD6 billion, and Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs, a matter alleging bribery relating to the former Gaddafi regime valued at USD2 billion.

George Bompas QC: Rises in the rankings this year following strong praise from peers and instructing solicitors for his creative and intelligent approach to litigation. He handles company law, insolvency and financial services matters amongst others.

John Brisby QC: Highly accomplished advocate with a strong reputation for the quality of his representation in relation to a wide range of commercial practice areas. He is especially experienced at handling litigation arising out of the collapse of large corporate entities and in dealing with matters concerning minority shareholder rights.

Robert Miles QC: Among the very best silks in the country, he’s a man known for the superior nature of his advocacy. He is regarded as being exceptional in relation to company law matters and, more broadly, has a focus on complex financial and corporate disputes.

Jonathan Crow QC: Exceptionally talented commercial silk widely considered to be an advocate of the very highest calibre. Brilliant at whatever he turns his hand to, he’s an expert at both public and commercial law, and is very much in demand internationally.

Richard Hill QC: Appointed a QC three years ago and has really taken off in silk. He has expertise in company, banking, insolvency and civil fraud proceedings.