4 Stone Buildings specialises in company and commercial litigation (including commercial chancery work), insolvency, financial services and regulation, civil fraud, banking and public law.
Who we are
includes contractual disputes, civil fraud & asset recovery, banking, professional negligence and trusts.
includes litigation and advisory work in relation to corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and takeovers, reductions and reorganisations of share capital, directors’ duties, boardroom and shareholder disputes (including 994 petitions), Stock Exchange and related regulatory requirements, securities and corporate banking.
covers all forms of personal and corporate insolvency proceedings and reconstructions, including many which invoke foreign insolvency regimes (such as the US Bankruptcy Code) as well as multijurisdictional issues arising under the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings and related Brexit legislation, the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006, section 426 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and the common law. Members of chambers also have extensive experience of directors’ disqualification cases.
Financial services and regulatory work
includes litigation and advisory work in relation to a wide range of cases involving financial services. Members of chambers are regularly instructed on behalf of regulatory bodies and government departments, as well as advising corporate and institutional clients and individuals.
a significant proportion of the work undertaken by chambers is on behalf of overseas clients and members of chambers have substantial experience and long-established connections in many overseas jurisdictions, particularly in Dubai and the UAE, Caribbean and also in the emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South East Asia, Africa.
Chambers are a member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and Chancery Bar Association.
Members of chambers
At present there are 41 members of chambers including ten silks. Junior members consistently sit on the Attorney General's panel of counsel.
We offer both virtual and in-person mini-pupillages for 1 day during which the mini-pupil will get an opportunity to work on a typical piece of Chambers’ work as well as discussing pupillage with junior members and meeting other members. Further details and application form are available on Chambers’ website.
Sponsored pupils are not accepted.
For pupillage commencing in October 2024, chambers is a member of Pupillage Gateway and all applications for a 12-month pupillage must be made via the Pupillage Gateway website.