4 Stone Buildings is envied in the market for its reputation as an esteemed set with a strong bench of silks and juniors handling all aspects of company law. Members are in high demand for their track record of success in significant disputes, as well as their expertise advising on the implications of the Companies Act. The set also boasts expertise in insurance company law, having advised on several insurance company transfer schemes and life insurance company demutualisations. Clients describe them as “a real class act with such a strong history and reputation in the area.”
George Bompas QC: Acts for a wide range of UK and overseas clients on company and financial services matters. He is often instructed in disputes involving hundreds of millions of pounds and is sought out for the “creativity and intellectual firepower” that he brings to the table.
John Brisby QC: Highly regarded for his predominantly contentious practice, John Brisby QC is frequently seen in substantial shareholder disputes and directors’ duties claims. He has acted in major cases in various jurisdictions including the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands.
Robert Miles QC: Highly sought after for his advocacy and advisory work in relation to complex corporate, commercial and financial transactions and disputes. He combines his experience in company and insolvency to succeed in high-value and high-stakes corporate disputes.
Jonathan Crow QC: Handles company law disputes on behalf of major corporates and financial services institutions and is widely considered to be one of the top silks at the Commercial Bar. He is frequently instructed in complex directors disqualification issues and has acted in a substantial number of reported cases in the Supreme Court.
Richard Hill QC: Handles a range of large-scale company disputes. He is often brought in on City-based disputes and has particular expertise acting for or against government departments.