Commercial Litigation

Legal 500 UK Bar, 2024

4 Stone Buildings is an ‘excellent chambers with an impeccable reputation for having first-rate advocates‘. The set has a significant track record in major disputes in both the Commercial and Chancery courts, ranging from disputes over commercial contracts, to boardroom fallouts from market disasters. In Dargamo Holdings Ltd v Avonwick Holdings LtdJonathan Crow KC is instructed in an appeal arising from a dispute between three Ukrainian oligarchs, the matter involving complex allegations of deceit, causation issues, and conflicts over choice of law; and in Tribe v Elborne MitchellGeorge Bompas KC successfully defended, with an order for indemnity costs, a claim for an increased share of partnership profits by a former partner. Particularly focused on high-value disputes in England and Wales, as well as offshore jurisdictions, Alexander Cook KC took silk in March 2023, while former member Paul Greenwood became an Insolvency and Companies Court judge in October 2022.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Crow KC –4 Stone Buildings  
Ranked: Tier 1

John Brisby KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘John is a ferocious cross-examiner and is on top of the details of a case very quickly. Works well with all members of the legal team, both senior and junior.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Hill KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘A robust and engaging advocate who commands a courtroom – excellent tactician who gets to the heart of a case easily. He is particularly strong in financial and commercial claims, and great at leading larger teams – he really inspires confidence.’
Ranked: Tier 2

George Bompas KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘George has an excellent legal brain, being able quickly to analyse large quantities of material and provide first-class advice on strategy and merits.
Ranked: Tier 2

Orlando Fraser KC –4 Stone Buildings    
Ranked: Tier 5

Andrew Clutterbuck KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘Considered and conscientious, and easy to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Andrew De Mestre KC – 4 Stone Buildings   
Ranked: Tier 6

2023 Silks

Alexander Cook KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘His written work is beyond compare – clear, lucid and persuasive. He is a client’s dream, and the best team player at the bar.’

 Leading Juniors

Christopher Harrison –4 Stone Buildings ‘Extremely thorough in his approach, and supportive with clients. Thinks ahead and anticipates future issues. Overall, extremely competent and a pleasure to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Tom Gentleman –4 Stone Buildings
Ranked: Tier 3

Emma Horner  – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Great manner with clients and a steel edge during negotiations.
Ranked: Tier 5

Edward Crossley – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Very detailed, very bright, and able to read and discern issues and come up with solutions. Excellent drafting.
Ranked: Tier 5

Andrew Rose – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Andrew is a top-notch junior capable of running with cases usually allocated to more senior juniors. He has excellent analytical skills, argues his case fiercely, and offers deep legal insight.
Ranked: Tier 5

Gregory Denton-Cox –4 Stone Buildings ‘An excellent senior junior who is very user-friendly and all over the detail. His advocacy is clear and commanding.
Ranked: Tier 5

Lara Hassell-Hart – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Unbelievable for her year of call. Her strategic analysis and ability to identity the points of attack in the other side is amazing. Lara’s written work is also exceptional.
Ranked: Tier 5

Donald Lilly  – 4 Stone Buildings
Ranked: Tier 5


‘David Goddard is one of the best known and most capable of senior clerks.’

 ‘The clerks are very good.’