“The “top-drawer” 4 Stone Buildings has an excellent reputation for handling complex commercial chancery work. Its highly specialised team containing some of the leading silks at the Chancery Bar, including Jonathan Crow QC and Robert Miles QC, and an impressive group of talented juniors. As one source explains, “the hallmark of 4 Stone Buildings is the responsiveness and sometimes hyper-responsiveness of barristers. They are willing to approach problems from a very hands-on standpoint, and they are willing to roll up their sleeves and dig into a case.” All areas of commercial chancery work are handled, with both trusts and company law being particular specialisms.”

George Bompas QC:
“A “charming” QC with an impressive reputation for his work on a spectrum of commercial chancery matters, particularly those with a financial services flavour. Much of his work involves an offshore component, and he is a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Guernsey and Jersey, as well as a Deputy High Court Judge in the UK. George Bompas is unbelievably strong in financial services work.”

John Brisby QC:
“Well-regarded silk with a thriving commercial chancery practice, with particular strength in company law cases. He has substantial experience of working on UK-based and international litigation, and has appeared before the courts of the Isle of Man, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands among others. He is bright, hard-working and creative and he never backs down. His form of defence is attack and he’s very effective at it. He has got enormous experience and a very strong strategic overview.”

Robert Miles QC:
“An acclaimed advocate who marries sophisticated technical knowledge with a nuanced and highly praised approach in court. His enviable caseload consists of some of the biggest and most sophisticated cases at the Chancery Bar, many of which are international in scope. Robert is exceptional. He has incredible judgement, is excellent on his feet, and is very measured in his approach. He has the ear of the court and inspires confidence in clients – he excites them by being enthusiastic about their case. He is a tremendous barrister who is very good at turning technical advice into something that makes sense from the client’s point of view. He’s clear so there’s never any woolliness or messing around.”

Jonathan Crow QC:
“An outstanding leader in commercial chancery work, with a formidable reputation in the market. He is heralded for his wide and varied practice, and has considerable experience in company and commercial litigation as well as public law. He has got great judgement when it comes to the wider commercial issues in legal disputes, he thinks outside the box and he has a very measured approach in court. He is just a joy to listen to; he speaks sense and is incredibly elegant.”

Richard Hill QC:
“Handles a variety of complicated work at the Chancery Bar, from banking and fraud cases to insolvency work. He has particular expertise in advising clients on capital market issues, and counts groups of bondholders and bond trustees among those who instruct him. You can ask a question and get an answer in three minutes. He is very clear and to the point.”

Andrew Clutterbuck QC:
“A recent silk with a strong reputation for commercial chancery work. Much of his work involves a cross-border component, and he is called to the Cayman Islands Bar as well as, for certain issues, the Bar of the Turks and Caicos Islands. He is excellent: really good, quick and very insightful. He can make sense of what could be a real quagmire.”