Legal 500 UK Bar, 2022

4 Stone Buildings counts insolvency and restructuring matters among its core strengths and members include a number of the practice area’s leading silks a juniors at various stages in their careers. Jonathan Crow QC is increasingly brought in at the appellate stage of major insolvency-related cases, including Fakhry v Pagden, which involved the liquidation of a venture capital trust. George Bompas QC had a standout year, successfully defending several of the former directors of Kids Company (including former BBC creative director Alan Yentob) in disqualification proceedings, culminating in an 11-week trial at the Insolvency and Companies List of the Business and Property Courts. Recent silk Sharif Shivji QC is rapidly building a renowned practice in this area, and at the junior level, Tiran Nersessian and Christopher Harrison continue to impress.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Crow QC – 4 Stone Buildings  Jonathan is a star player – one of the best QCs at the Bar today. ’
Ranked: Tier 1
John Brisby QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ An outstanding cross-examiner and will fight hard to get the positive results for clients. ’
Ranked: Tier 3
George Bompas QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ George is excellent in his advice and very creative. ’
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Sharif Shivji QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Encyclopedic knowledge of the subject and real commercial acumen. ’

2021 Silks

Hermann Boeddinghaus QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Very pragmatic and excellent at identifying the correct approach to take with the judge. ’

Leading Juniors

Tiran Nersessian – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ An extremely practical barrister who provides advice which is proportionate to the case. ’
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Harrison – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ An excellent strategic advisor and advocate, solicitors unhesitatingly recommend him for insolvency work. ’
Ranked: Tier 3
Alexander Cook – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Very bright, very practical, very clear. ’
Ranked: Tier 4
Paul Greenwood – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Paul is very knowlegeable in terms of the law and also able to explain it well to lay clients. ’
Ranked: Tier 5
Donald Lilly – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Technically excellent with lots of commercial acumen thrown in. ’
Ranked: Tier 5
Joseph Wigley – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Joseph has excellent judgment and knows which points to fight and which points to drop. ’
Ranked: Tier 5

4 Stone Buildings are my go-to set for insolvency and chancery work.‘
High quality throughout.‘
The set is very strong in contentious insolvency work, with technically astute barristers from senior silk through to mid-call juniors.
Great barristers, the next generation is also very strong.
Strong on insolvency/chancery/company matters.‘
Clerking – ‘Ryan Tunkel is very accommodating and he has helped me out on a number of occasions to get the right outcome for my clients.