Legal 500 UK Bar, 2023

One of the most prestigious sets for insolvency work‘. barristers at 4 Stone Buildings often draw on broad company and commercial law expertise in a variety of insolvencies and cases with complex elements involving that area. Jonathan Crow KC is the standout silk in this discipline, with ample experience at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, as well as a considerable practice offshore. In proceedings regarding property investor Glenn Maud, John Brisby KC, with Richard Hill KC and leading Alastair Tomson, has been representing an opposing creditor in what, if the creditors are successful, are believed to be the second most valuable personal bankruptcy proceedings ever to be heard in the UK. The recent high-profile proceedings following the collapse of Bell Pottinger have also involved members of the set: Tiran Nersessian representing the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Christopher Harrison acting for the firm’s former CEO, on opposite sides of a director disqualification action resulting from the insolvency.

‘The juniors are very clever and hungry to work hard. The silks are absolutely first class.’

‘Great chambers. One of the most prestigious sets for insolvency work.’

‘Always prepared to be accommodating and good as part of a big solicitor/counsel team.’

‘One of the strongest sets in Lincoln’s Inn.’

‘4 Stone Buildings takes a very commercial approach to the service they provide.’

‘Ryan Tunkel is excellent – very responsive, and offers assistance whenever required.’


Tier 1
Jonathan Crow KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘Star performer – one of the strongest silks in the commercial chancery field who is also known for his insolvency work.’

Tier 3
Andrew De Mestre KC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘He is highly intelligent and able to distil the points of significance from voluminous papers with astonishing clarity.’

Tier 5
George Bompas KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘George is a creative lawyer who is excellent on the law.’
Sharif Shivji KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘Proactive, ridiculously intelligent and hard working.’

2021 SILKS
Boeddinghaus KC –4 Stone Buildings ‘Hermann provides commercial and first rate advice to clients.’


Tier 2
Tiran Nersessian –4 Stone Buildings ‘Clearly very intellectual and is a sharp operator in respect of insolvency related matters and relevant legislation.’

Tier 3
Christopher Harrison –4 Stone Buildings ‘Christopher is a diligent, decisive, strategic, whip-smart barrister.’

Tier 4
Alexander Cook –4 Stone Buildings ‘Superb advocacy and attention to detail. Meticulous preparation he is often instructed against silks.’

Tier 5
Paul Greenwood –4 Stone Buildings ‘Paul is excellent. He is calm and considered – and a very safe pair of hands.’
Donald Lilly –4 Stone Buildings ‘Very popular with clients. Destined to be a leading silk in the future.’
Anna Markham – 4 Stone Buildings
Joseph Wigley –4 Stone Buildings