COVID-19 Update

The situation in relation to the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve rapidly. As a chambers, we are maintaining our commitment to ensuring that our members, staff and clients remain safe during these uncertain times.  We are continuing to comply with government guidance in this respect. Our clerks room continues to operate as normal and our members



In the latest judgment in the long-running bankruptcy proceedings against businessman Moises Gertner,  Mr Justice Marcus Smith has set aside a bankruptcy order made last year by Chief ICC Judge Briggs. The Court ruled that Judge Briggs had taken into account immaterial factors in the exercise of his discretion, and that the bankruptcy petition ought to be

4 Stone Buildings to present Covid-19 Webinar in DIFC

In conjunction with the DIFC Academy, Alastair Tomson and Zara McGlone will be presenting their “COVID-19 and Contracts” webinar in the DIFC on 13 May 2020. The webinar will explore the different legal issues which are likely to affect parties’ ability to perform contractual obligations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. More information about

Coronavirus Seminar Series: “Covid-19 & Contracts”

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to give rise to a host of legal issues. We have therefore begun a webinar series aimed at addressing some of the key legal problems which are likely to arise in the current climate. Our series begins with “Covid-19 & Contracts”, presented by Alastair Tomson and Zara McGlone. This webinar aims

Robert Miles QC

Chambers congratulate Robert Miles QC on his appointment as a Justice of the High Court (Chancery Division). The appointment will take effect from 21 April 2020.


Coronavirus – Chambers is continuing, so far as possible, to operate as normal and in particular to provide clients with our usual high standard of service.  Below we outline how we are approaching this. Although the Clerks Room at Chambers is to be treated as closed we are hoping to have a member of staff

Chambers are pleased to announce the appointment of Sharif Shivji as Queen’s Counsel. He will receive his letters patent on 16th March 2020.  

4 Stone Buildings updates leading textbook on liquidators

Eight members of chambers have reviewed and updated the 9th edition of Loose & Griffiths on Liquidators, published by LexisNexis UK in December 2019. The text provides a guide to the law relating to company liquidations and the role of the liquidator within that process. It covers topics such as the status, appointment, duties and

The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are pleased to report Sharif Shivji has been awarded Insolvency junior of the year in the Legal 500 Awards 2020.

Lifetime Achievement Award

We are proud to announce that our senior clerk of 35 years, David Goddard, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Chambers UK.  It is a fitting tribute to his long and continuing service both to chambers and to the wider clerking community.  Click here for a link to his webpage.