Insolvency (Tier 2)

4 Stone Buildings‘ members have developed strong practices in insolvency and restructuring work, including representations of the UK government. Jonathan Crow QC recently appeared in PST v OW Bunker; a major case for the shipping industry that raised issues including the application of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to any contracts which include a retention of title clause and a licence to consume. Tiran Nersessian is also recommended, and has a broad practice of private and government instructions, including acting as sole counsel to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs before the Court of Appeal in Botleigh Grange v HMRC. Andrew de Mestre QC took silk in 2019 and recently acted for the liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications. Meanwhile, Sharif Shivji acted for the claimants, the liquidators of various BVI companies, in Stephen Akers v Deutsche Bank AG, winning a €200m settlement for the clients following accusations that Deutsche Bank sold toxic and complex credit derivative instruments.

George Bompas QC – 4 Stone BuildingsHe is extremely knowledgeable in company and insolvency law, as well as highly intelligent and creative.’
Ranked: Tier 5

John Brisby QC – 4 Stone BuildingsHe is clear in his delivery of advice but always cognisant of the client’s ultimate goal and provides his advice in context.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Crow QC – 4 Stone BuildingsHe is always absolutely on top of the brief without hesitation and this never fails to come across when he is on his feet.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Robert Miles QC – 4 Stone BuildingsHe is a leading silk at the insolvency Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew de Mestre QC – 4 Stone BuildingsSuperb at getting into the forensic detail of spreadsheets and models.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Sarah Harman – 4 Stone BuildingsShe is very experienced and reliable.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Christopher Harrison – 4 Stone BuildingsHe is a well-prepared and courteous advocate who presents a client’s case with care and articulacy.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Anna Markham – 4 Stone BuildingsAn outstanding member of chambers.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Hermann Boeddinghaus – 4 Stone BuildingsA very commercial and pragmatic barrister who is personable and easy to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Sharif Shivji – 4 Stone BuildingsHe is one of the cleverest and savvy barristers at the Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Tiran Nersessian – 4 Stone BuildingsHe is a very knowledgeable counsel who has the Insolvency Rules at his fingertips and is practical in the advice which he gives.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Tom Gentleman – 4 Stone BuildingsHe is excellent to deal with, able to handle multiple work streams and deliver quality work product consistently.’
Ranked: Tier 5