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 (2015 Edition) states: 9 Stone Buildings has a team of ‘sound barristers who know their stuff’. It is a Chancery set, with experience in a range of private client cases as well as property litigation and insolvency. ‘It is because of the excellent service that solicitors return to chambers time and again.’

‘The clerks are always courteous and efficient to deal with.’ In particular, senior clerk Alan Austin is ‘a star’ who is ‘hands-on, approachable and responsive’. Austin is ‘well supported by his juniors’ – including David Clayton, who is ‘excellent to work with’

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 2017 Edition)
  • Real Estate Litigation (Chambers and Partners 2017 Edition)
  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Chambers and Partners 2017 Edition)
  • Restructuring/Insolvency (Chambers and Partners 2017 Edition)
  • Private Client: Trusts and Probate (The Legal 500, 2016 Edition)
  • Property Litigation (including Agriculture and Housing) (The Legal 500, 2016 Edition)
  • Insolvency (The Legal 500, 2016 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.

Latest News

Chambers are delighted to announce that Giselle McGowan has been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown C Panel, effective from 28th February 2017.

It is with great pleasure that 9 Stone Buildings Barristers’ Chambers announce that Peter Shaw has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2016-2017 competition. The conferring of silk status will take place at the Palace of Westminster on 13th February 2017.

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Recent decisions

Rory Brown led by John Wardell QC advised and represented the appellant pharmaceutical company in its appeal to the Court of Appeal against the decision of Andrew Hochhauser QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) that the Court did not have jurisdiction to entertain a claim that the Defendants had unlawfully interfered with (alternatively conspired to injure) the appellant's business selling a probiotic food product Actial Farmaceutica LDA v De Simone [2016] EWCA Civ 1311.

In the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, Rory Brown advised and represented the respondent beneficiary to an application by trustees for Re Beddoe relief (whether to defend and counterclaim) and prospective costs orders. Master Matthews gave a judgment setting out the principles governing the grant of such relief to trustees (Pettigrew v Edwards [2017] EWHC 8 (Ch)).

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