5 Stone Buildings
Stone Buildings is one of the outstanding sets of Chancery chambers with many distinguished present and former members, including a number of current and former law lords. We have 28 members, of whom seven are silks. Chambers is consistently ranked highly in the legal directories and the vast majority of our members are recommended practitioners.
When compared to the largest chancery sets, chambers is relatively small. We believe that our size and ethos enables us to ensure that pupils and young tenants are trained and clerked properly and are well prepared for the problems and opportunities which practice will throw at them. All members of chambers, however senior, are always willing to assist other members, however junior, and to provide advice and guidance when requested.
Generous terms are offered to junior tenants in their first years of practice, including heavily subsidised rent and an income guarantee.
Members’ work covers a wide span of civil law with an emphasis on chancery work, from specialist wills, trust and probate, pension and revenue work through to real property and professional negligence. Chambers is instructed by a wide range of solicitors, from the largest city firms to sole practitioners outside London. Many members have practices involving work from the major offshore financial centres. Applicants should normally have at least a 2.1 degree. Our policy is only to offer pupillages to candidates whom we believe to be potential tenants. We welcome applications from law and non-law graduates alike.
What Others Say About Us
5 Stone Buildings is ranked highly by respected industry bodies, including the main legal directories, Chambers UK Guide and the Legal 500 and by the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners.
In relation to our Traditional Chancery work, Chambers UK describes us as follows:
"5 Stone Buildings continues to prove itself to be one of the most dynamic and prominent traditional chancery chambers around. Interviewees comment that the set "is one of the first places to think of when you need specialist knowledge when faced with knotty matters." Sporting an elite phalanx of talented barristers, solicitors can be confident that they will get some of the best minds around whether they are faced with wills, trusts, tax planning or probate problems. The set further has an excellent reputation in related Court of Protection proceedings. Sources say of it that it offers good value for money, as "members here offer good advice at an honest price."
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