Talk to British Virgin Islands Bar Association on Beneficial Ownership Disputes

Andrew Clutterbuck QC and Edward Crossley gave a talk to the British Virgin Islands Bar Association on Friday, 3 December 2021.  They spoke on Beneficial Ownership Disputes covering sham trusts, the presumptions of resulting trust and advancement, beneficial ownership registers, as well as issues of evidence and proof.  The talk concluded with a discussion of

Important Court of Appeal judgment on contempt and abuse

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment clarifying the correct approach to committal applications for civil contempt, and the criteria to be applied in determining whether any such application is an abuse of process.  Jonathan Crow QC represented the successful appellant.  Click here to read the judgment.

4 Stone Buildings named Chancery Set of the Year 2021

We are delighted to have been awarded Chancery Set of the Year at the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards 2021. 4 Stone Buildings is ranked in Band 1 for Chancery: Commercial in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar guide 2022, in which are quoted as “an impressive chancery set, housing a strong bench of

4 Stone Buildings attend GREAT Legal Services & MoJ Trade Mission to the UAE – Dubai Expo

On the week commencing 22nd November, David Goddard, George Bompas QC, Richard Hill QC, Sharif Shivji QC, Alastair Tomson, Alexander Cook, Joseph Wigley, Edward Crossley, Andrew Rose, Albert Sampson, Guy Olliff-Cooper, Zara McGlone, Karl Anderson and Hossein Sharafi visited friends and clients in Dubai and attended the GREAT Legal Services and Ministry of Justice Trade

3 members of 4 Stone Buildings appear in the High Court on first ever application for special administration of an energy supply company under Energy Act 2011

On Wednesday 24 November 2021, 3 members of 4 Stone Buildings appeared in the High Court before Adam Johnson J in an urgent application for a special administration order of Bulb Energy Ltd. Andrew de Mestre QC and Lara Hassell-Hart appeared (instructed by OFGEM) for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, the successful applicant. Nicholas

4 Stone Buildings celebrates the 20th annual Pro Bono Week

Monday 1 November 2021 marks the start of the 20th annual Pro Bono Week and we at 4 Stone Buildings are proud to be connected with a wide range of pro bono and volunteering schemes, both within and outside the legal sector. In particular: Two of our members are trustees of the Bar’s national pro