Fraud: Civil

Legal 500 UK Bar, 2024

With ‘excellent barristers and strength in depth‘, 4 Stone Buildings has particular experience in acting for liquidators, administrators, directors, creditors, bondholders, bond trustees, and shareholders in cases that frequently incorporate international aspects, such as worldwide tracing claims and cross-border insolvency issues. In recent highlights, Alexander Cook KC, who took silk in 2023, acted for the claimant in a  large-value fraud dispute in the BVI Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal; and in the senior-junior ranks, Christopher Harrison is acting in one of the highest profile corporate disqualification proceedings currently making its way through the courts, the matter concerning a well-known public relations firm. Rising star Karl Anderson is particularly focused on civil fraud matters involving both the UK and overseas.

Rising Stars

Karl Anderson – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Karl is a highly motivated, highly intelligent fraud lawyer, who is already very experienced for his call. He shows excellent judgement and has a rather wonderful polite but firm manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading silks

Jonathan Crow KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘Jonathan is a star of the Bar. His reputation precedes him and he has the ear of any tribunal he appears before. His reputation is well earned, as he is a fantastic analyst, a top-notch strategist and tactician, and wonderful with clients and judges.’
Ranked: Tier 1

John Brisby KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘A most exceptionally-talented Chancery silk.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Hill KC –4 Stone Buildings
Ranked: Tier 3

Sharif Shivji KC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Sharif is a tremendously-strong, all-round litigator, who is a clear and strategic thinker. Confident, clear and compelling.
Ranked: Tier 4

Orlando Fraser KC –4 Stone Buildings
Ranked: Tier 4

Andrew de Mestre KC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Easy to work with, very responsive and commercial, and very well informed about complex subject matters.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2023 Silks

Alexander Cook KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘He is extremely hardworking, very intelligent, and measured in all the work and advice he produces. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law, and his calm manner in court comes across as mature, reliable and persuasive.’

Leading Juniors

Christopher Harrison –4 Stone Buildings
Ranked: Tier 2

 Guy Olliff-Cooper  – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Guy is exceptionally bright and thorough, totally on top of the detail, and a forceful advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Ben Lashmar and Ryan Tunkel are extremely efficient and helpful. They rank as among the best in the business.’

 ‘The clerks provide an excellent service.