St Philips Chambers and Stone Chambers to merge

Leading national set St Philips Chambers and specialist shipping and international commercial set Stone Chambers are delighted to announce that they are merging with effect from 1 August 2016, increasing the size and scope of one of the largest multi-disciplinary sets in the country. The merged set will be known in London and internationally as St Philips Stone Chambers.

Head of Chambers at St Philips, Avtar Khangure QC: “The merged set will see our national presence combine with Stone’s reputation in London and overseas. Our existing London operations will come together in the heart of London’s legal market at 4 Field Court, Gray’s Inn, providing a strategic base to better service our ever-expanding work for City clients and further fulfill our strategy for long-term business growth in commercial work and in St Philips’ other areas of practice. Be they domestic or international, our clients will benefit from a wider-ranging collection of legal services and expertise offered across our offices, combined with the client-first approach which is at the heart of our business.”

Stone Heads of Chambers, Elizabeth Blackburn QC and Vasanti Selvaratnam QC: “We are delighted to be joining forces with St Philips, which has a well-established and respected commercial group. The merger will put us in the enviable position of being part of one of the largest sets in the country, with all the support and infrastructure that comes with that, while continuing to provide our boutique service in shipping and international commercial disputes.”

The merged set will have significant national and international reach with members based in London, Birmingham, Leeds, the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Brunei. Stone’s substantial London premises in Gray’s Inn will provide a platform for its plans for further growth both organically and through the recruitment of high quality established practitioners attracted by the unique benefits of the merged set.

If you would like any information about the merged set, including information as to how to join our multi-award winning team, please contact Sarah Longden: +44 (0) 20 7440 6900 /



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