4 Stone Buildings handles a wide range of insolvency work, providing “excellent, clear, focused, balanced, commercial and pragmatic advice.” Its barristers also receive high praise for their strong grasp of company law, and are frequently instructed in mandates involving directors’ disqualification. Individuals here regularly handle insolvency matters on behalf of the government, and many of the junior members serve on the Attorney General’s Panels. The set has been instructed in JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov, a case concerning damages of over USD6 billion.

George Bompas QC: A strong adviser and litigator who is frequently instructed on behalf of clients from the financial services sector. His work is often international in nature, but he is equally adept at handling significant domestic concerns. He is singled out by solicitors for his strength in handling complex matters and his creativity.

John Brisby QC: An expert in all insolvency-related matters who makes frequent appearances in the UK Commercial Courts, as well as in offshore courts in Gibraltar, the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands. He is noted for being a “very bold barrister who is quite prepared to think the unthinkable, and persevere in pursuing it.”

Robert Miles QC: Receives instructions from parties involved in high-profile insolvency cases. He receives high praise for his wide-ranging expertise and the ability to act in multi-jurisdictional matters.

Jonathan Crow QC: Moves up the rankings following very strong recommendation from market sources. He handles contentious insolvency work for a wide range of parties ranging from corporates and financial services institutions to the government.

Richard Hill QC: Has particular strength in dispute resolution in areas including restructuring, insolvency, company law and fraud. He is noted for his appearance in some of the most important cases in these fields.