The barristers specialising in company law at 11 Stone Buildings have a very strong reputation in this field, with individual barristers recommended in the leading legal directories.
Typical areas within company law which our barristers deal with on a regular basis include shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, liability of directors to third parties, directors’ disqualifications, matters relating to share capital, including the issue, allotment and transfer of shares, reductions of capital, purchase of shares and financial assistance of shares and procedural matters relating to companies such as meetings and resolutions.
What others say
Our most recent recommendations by the legal directories are as follows:
Leading set and juniors for Company - Chambers UK 2013
11 Stone Buildings has a broad company law practice, and is able to draw upon its members' expertise in related fields such as insolvency and fraud to provide a full service. The set receives regular instructions across a wide range of company law issues, and handles cases concerning directors' liabilities, directors' disqualification and shareholder disputes. Instructing solicitors say that the barristers here prove "unfailingly excellent, proactive and commercial."
Tina Kyriakides is "extremely thorough, very easy to work with and very good on her feet." She acted for the defendants in Stanley International Betting Ltd v (1) L Sports Investments Ltd (2) the estate of Lord Steinberg of Belfast, a case concerning a gambling company which looked at the interpretation of a joint venture shareholders' agreement. Marcia Shekerdemian concentrates on company law and both corporate and personal insolvencies. She is "hugely knowledgeable about her field" and also "highly commercial and incredibly approachable." (Company, Chambers UK 2013)
Leading silk and juniors for Company - Legal 500 2012
In its most recent edition, Legal 500 recommends Lexa Hilliard QC as a leading silk and Tina Kyriakides and Max Mallin as leading juniors. Edward Cohen is recommended for partnership matters within this category.
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Articles & Publications
Given our expertise in this area our members are often invited to write for specialised publications and/or have written 11 SB case notes/bulletins on relevant topics. A few recent examples include:
- How directors can avoid making invalid out of court administration appointments after Minmar. Practical Law Company, November 2011 by Adam Deacock.
- Lessons to be learned from the Progress Property case. Insolvency Intelligence, July 2011 by Marcia Shekerdemian.
Our company barristers are: