Banking and Finance

Legal 500 UK Bar, 2024

Banking and finance remains a key area for members of 4 Stone Buildings, who handle disputes which arise in connection with the raising of loan or share capital, and in situations of insolvency or weak markets. Members have been involved in domestic and international high profile and high value cases such as Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse, which saw Richard Hill KCSharif Shivji KC and Tom Gentleman involved in a high-value multi-party casein relation to a collapsed banking facility connected to the “tuna bond” scandal.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Crow KC –4 Stone Buildings    
Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Hill KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘Richard goes from strength to strength. Always well-prepared, he is an excellent advocate who never misses a point.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew de Mestre KC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Extremely user-friendly and down to earth, Andrew masters financial data extremely quickly and provides relaxed and persuasive advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 4

John Brisby KC –4 Stone Buildings
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Christopher Harrison –4 Stone Buildings   
Ranked: Tier 2

Alastair Tomson –4 Stone Buildings ‘Great work ethic, likes to think outside the box and work towards creative solutions. A great team player.’
Ranked: Tier 2

James Knott – 4 Stone Buildings ‘James’ attention to detail is very strong. The matter in which we are instructing him is an appeal on a narrow question of law – James is extremely thorough in understanding everything there is to know on this area; his knowledge is encyclopaedic.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Tom Gentleman – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Tom is an exceptionally strong lawyer, and fantastic team player.  His written advocacy is of a uniformly high standard: well structured, clear and persuasive.’
Ranked: Tier 4


‘4 Stone Buildings are my go-to set for commercial and commercial chancery work.  They have a great bench, both at KC and junior level and the clerking team are user-friendly.’

‘4 Stone Buildings work well together as a team.’