Banking & Finance

Legal 500 UK Bar, 2021

4 Stone Buildings has long had a firm foothold in the banking litigation market. Related insolvency disputes feature high on the agenda, as do broader finance claims, not only in the UK, but also the Middle East and various offshore jurisdictions. Notable examples include Al Khorafi v Bank Sarasin-Alpen, in which multiple members were involved, including Richard Hill QC, Sharif Shivji QC (who took silk in 2020) and Alastair Tomson. Another highlight was Singularis Holdings v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe in which Jonathan Crow QC and Andrew de Mestre QC successfully represented the claimant before the Supreme Court.

  • Jonathan Crow QC (Tier 3) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Strong advocate, confident, gravitas, and great with clients.’
  • John Brisby QC (Tier 4) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is clear in his delivery of advice but always cognisant of the client’s ultimate goal and provides his advice in context.’
  • Richard Hill QC (Tier 5) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Gives sound advice and has a great nose for the commercial drivers.’
  • Andrew de Mestre QC (2019 Silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘A very safe pair of hands as counsel and has an enviable fund of banking and finance knowledge.’
  • Sharif Shivji QC (2020 Silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is responsive, efficient, indefatigable and a pleasure to work with.’
  • Christopher Harrison (Tier 3 Leading juniors)- 4 Stone Buildings ‘Really good to work with, he is very detailed focussed and responsive, turning around items quickly.’
  • Alastair Tomson (Tier 4 Leading juniors)- 4 Stone Buildings ‘Performed exceptionally well and was particularly strong when cross examining.’