Chambers Global, 2022

A long-standing notable chambers for offshore work, 4 Stone Buildings excels in cross-border contentious and advisory work, corporate and commercial disputes, and international trusts and funds.  Orlando Fraser QC led 2021 silk Hermann Boeddinghaus QC in a 12 day BVI Zoom trial in June 2020, acting for the widow and executrix of the estate of a late billionaire in a complex family dispute. On the junior side, Alexander Cook acted as sole counsel in the BVI on a trial over the ownership of a BVI company holding a £2m property in Chelsea Harbour.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Crow QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ He has a remarkably sharp legal mind coupled with a great deal of common sense. ’
Ranked: Tier 1

George Bompas QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ A consummate advocate whose style is to engage in effective dialogue with the bench. ’
Ranked: Tier 3

Orlando Fraser QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ Very charismatic, intelligent and a great orator. ’
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Sharif Shivji QC – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ A very strong technical barrister with a great deal of experience dealing directly with commercial clients. ’

2021 Silks

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

Leading Juniors

Alexander Cook – 4 Stone Buildings ‘ He is a solicitor’s dream counsel, definitely my junior of choice. ’
Ranked: Tier 2

‘4 Stone Buildings are riding high at the moment.

An excellent set of chambers with high quality counsel at the junior end as well as the senior end.

4 Stone Buildings is a super set.


David Goddard is particularly outstanding as the head of chambers.

David Goddard is terrific, top notch and easy to work with. Old school in all the very best of ways.

David Goddard is the godfather of the clerks room (in a good way) and probably of the barrister’s clerks everywhere – he always knows what’s happening and manages to make things work.