9 Stone Buildings
provides a first class service to its domestic and overseas clientele on all aspects of the law relating to land and property, private client, companies, personal and corporate insolvency, finance, business and commerce.
The Legal 500 (2014 Edition) states:9 Stone Buildings is a commercial Chancery set, with‘excellent strength in depth’ in private client, property and insolvency law. In 2013, it expanded at the junior end through a series of lateral hires, and appointed Edward Denehan as head of chambers, succeeding Christopher Cant.
The clerks win particular praise; they are ‘always helpful, supply information promptly and go out of their way to ensure that they are delivering a good service’. Senior clerk Alan Austin and first junior clerk David Clayton provide ‘invaluable authority and experience’, and ‘know exactly what is going on in each of their member’s cases’.
The Legal 500 & Chambers and Partners
9 Stone Buildings has received recommendations of leading chambers and/or practitioners in the following areas:-
- Traditional Chancery (Chambers and Partners 2015 Edition)
- Real Estate Litigation (Chambers and Partners 2015 Edition)
- Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Chambers and Partners 2015 Edition)
- Restructuring/Insolvency (Chambers and Partners 2015 Edition)
- Private Client: Trusts and Probate (The Legal 500, 2014 Edition)
- Property Litigation (including Agriculture and Housing) (The Legal 500, 2014 Edition)
- Insolvency (The Legal 500, 2014 Edition)
Many members of Chambers are recognised as leading practitioners in their fields. 9 Stone Buildings possesses the necessary ingredients of expertise and commitment to provide a service as good as any at the Bar.
Chambers are pleased to announce that Elaine Palser has been named UK Commercial Disputes Barrister of the Year for 2015 by international magazine Lawyer Monthly, and has been shortlisted for the Corporate LiveWire 2015 Insolvency Award.
The Fifth revision of Christopher Cant's Guide to Community Infrastructure Levy has been placed on the web with a link from his webpage. The guide now covers up to 24th April 2015 and includes the recent decision in R (oao Hourhope Limited) v Shropshire CC; recent CIL appeal decisions; and a more detailed consideration of section 106 planning obligations and their relationship with CIL
In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, before Registrar Briggs, Shuvra Deb appeared in the case of Gate Gourmet Luxembourg Sarl (IV) and another v Morby  EWHC 1203 (Ch);  All ER (D) 117 (May) in which it was held that Rule 7.55 of the Insolvency Rules 1986 may be applied to cure a defect in the requirement to serve a bankruptcy petition personally on the debtor as required by the provisions of Rule 6.14 of the Insolvency Rules 1986. The judgment seeks to reconcile a number of authorities on the extent of the application of Rule 7.55 to insolvency proceedings. View Decision
In the first judicial review case on the operation of the Community Infrastructure Levy Christopher Cant appeared for the successful local authority, Shropshire CC, in R (oao Hourhope Limited) v Shropshire CC  EWHC 518 (Admin). The authority has refused a claim for a demolition deduction. The Planning Court held that to qualify as an “in-use building” the building had actually to be in use and gave guidance on what would constitute use for these purposes. A full copy of the Judgment can be downloaded at www.bailii.org/...