Fraud: Civil

Legal 500 UK Bar, 2022

4 Stone Buildings’ combined strengths in commercial and Chancery cases make it a compelling choice for major fraud trials. The overlap into areas such as offshore, insolvency, and company law also ensures its members offer clients a broad spread of relevant expertise. Testament to the strengths of its members are leading roles on major cases such as Autonomy Corporation v Lynch, a case concerning the Hewlett-Packard’s purchase of the company, in which Richard Hill QC lead a team of three members on behalf of the defendant; the civil litigation sits against a backdrop of the US government’s request for Lynch’s extradition. Jonathan Crow QC was instructed by the Secretary of State for Health in Secretary of State for Health v Servier Laboratories Ltd, which went to the Supreme Court following the claim that Servier had overcharged the NHS, having allegedly wrongly secured extensions to its patents.

Leading Silks

John Brisby QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Highly combative and effective. A tremendous barrister. ’
Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Crow QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Simply one of the best there is; a go-to advocate for fraud work. ’
Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Hill QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ A very effective advocate. He holds his own against much more senior counsel and has good experience leading large cases for someone of his seniority. 
Ranked: Tier 3

Orlando Fraser QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ A highly intelligent and articulate junior silk, with a remarkable ability to distil complex issues into a digestible format. ’
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Christopher Harrison – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ An excellent barrister. Very experienced and a pleasure to work with. ’
Ranked: Tier 2

Alexander Cook – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Extremely bright, responsive and easy to work with. Exceptionally good drafting. Very good attention to detail. ’
Ranked: Tier 4

4 Stone Buildings are a top flight set of barristers with real depth of quality and experience. They are consistently at the top end of reported cases and are a first port of call for almost all matters.’

‘Stone Buildings has several excellent senior barristers to fill the shoes of Robert Miles QC, who has now joined the bench. They are particularly strong on Chancery matters but are comfortable with commercial cases as well.’


‘Very efficient and helpful.’

‘David Goddard runs a tight, responsive ship.’

‘Excellent. David Goddard has been ably assisted over more recent times and their clerking is both sensitive as well as pragmatic.’

‘Ben Lashmar is an excellent clerk and looks after us very well.’