“Highly respected set that handles top-drawer cases in both the Chancery Division and the Queen’s Bench Division. Its members’ expertise covers civil fraud, insolvency, company and banking matters. Barristers here are highly active in Russian and CIS litigation, and have particular expertise in oil and gas.”

George Bompas QC:
“Equally capable of representing his clients in both litigation and arbitration settings, and a lawyer who sits as an arbitrator in LCIA proceedings. The creativity of his arguments and the clarity of his analysis win him many admirers. He is a brilliant guiding light who offers strategic direction and valuable expertise. He is calm and measured, and should come with a warning, ‘Opposition beware’. He quickly gets to grips with complex factual and legal issues and has a great presence.”

John Brisby QC:
“Has a deep understanding of company and commercial disputes. He possesses expertise in shareholder disputes, fraud, asset recovery, schemes of arrangement and directors’ duties matters. Excellent for difficult matters when you’re on the ropes and you need a rottweiler to let off the leash.”

Robert Miles QC:
“A truly top-end barrister who wins plaudits for his ability to take exceptionally complex legal issues and effectively explain them in simple terms. He is instructed in a broad range of high-profile company law matters, among others. He is a measured advocate who is very good at seeing the overall structure and the broad sweep of a case. He combines fantastic technical ability and strategic judgement with user-friendliness and powerful advocacy.”

Jonathan Crow QC:
“One of the very best barristers at the Bar today, whose ease of advocacy and rapport with judges are much commented upon. He has led in some of the largest commercial matters in the English courts, and has recently handled a number of big-ticket Russian and CIS fraud and company law disputes. He is a very, very persuasive advocate who is right at the top of the pile.”

Richard Hill QC:
“Continuing to flourish since recently taking silk. His work in fraud, shareholder disputes, financial product mis-selling and post-acquisition litigation is some of the best in the market. Richard is incredibly bright and commercial, and someone who gives well-reasoned, pragmatic advice. Very bright, and easy to use, he sees the bigger picture and is straightforward in his approach.”