Legal 500 UK Bar, 2021

Insolvency and reconstruction work is a core focus for 4 Stone Buildings, which is noted by clients as ‘a solid set of chambers with an excellent choice of barristers.’ Juniors here benefit from experience on the attorney general’s panels, while also drawing on significant expertise in company law. Jonathan Crow QC and Robert Miles QC maintain solid practices, the former having acted in the appeal Re Core VCT Plc, a case involving the liquidation of a venture capital trust, and the latter in Singularis Holdings Limited v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited, where he successfully acted for the Cayman Islands-based claimant in a liquidation. New 2020 silk Sharif Shivji QC has a growing reputation for insolvency work, continuing to act for the liquidators in the long-running Stephen Akers v Deutsche Bank AG.

  • Jonathan Crow QC (Tier 1 Leading silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Watching him in court is like seeing a master craftsman at work: complex ideas elegantly expressed, with the court eating out of his hand.’
  • Robert Miles QC (Tier 2 Leading silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is a leading silk at the insolvency Bar.’
  • John Brisby QC (Tier 3 Leading silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Honest in his delivery of advice but always mindful of the client’s wider strategic goals.’
  • George Bompas QC (Tier 5) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘An intelligent and creative silk.’
  • Andrew de Mestre QC (2019 Silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Superb at getting into the forensic detail of spreadsheets and models.’
  • Sharif Shivji QC (2020 Silks) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Great to work with, focused, well prepared and excellent to have on your side when dealing with challenging situations.’
  • Tiran Nersessian (Tier 3 Leading Juniors) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is extremely good with clients and has an excellent knowledge of insolvency law. I always value the advice he gives.’
  • Hermann Boeddinghaus (Tier 5 Leading juniors) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Spots the issues early; extremely responsive; pleasant to deal with.’
  • Tom Gentleman (Tier 5 Leading juniors) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘Always delivers a quality product.’
  • Sarah Harman (Tier 5 Leading juniors) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘A very experienced insolvency junior who is very reliable.’
  • Anna Markham (Tier 5 Leading juniors) – 4 Stone Buildings ‘An outstanding member of chambers.’