About Us

5 Stone Buildings is a leading Chancery law chambers, based in Lincoln's Inn, London.

Members of chambers are highly regarded specialists in a wide variety of areas, including trusts law (both onshore and offshore), wills, estates and family provision, Court of Protection, art and cultural property, taxation, real property and landlord and tenant, pensions and charities. Members also advise and act in relation to professional negligence cases associated with these practice areas.

Our barristers provide advice, advocacy and drafting of the highest quality. All members at all levels of seniority have specialist experience and knowledge in our core practice areas, whether contentious or non-contentious. This strength in depth enables us to provide a good value and high quality service in respect of all issues arising in our field of practice.

5 Stone Buildings enjoys a long-established reputation at the top of the Chancery bar. We boast many distinguished former members, including a former Justice of the Supreme Court, and numerous High Court judges. Whilst we are proud of our history, we aim to provide a modern and efficient service ably assisted by our highly regarded team of clerks.

We have been consistently ranked Tier 1 by [Legal 500] for ‘Private Client: Trusts and Probate’ and ‘Art and Cultural Property’ and in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for ‘Chancery: Traditional’ and ‘Court of Protection: Property & Affairs’.

In Legal 500 we are described as the ‘go-to set for complex trusts and estates work’ and as “always number one for Trust issues and art law issues” and “the foremost set of chambers for Court of Protection work.”  In Chambers and Partners we are described as “one of the pre-eminent traditional chancery sets in London” and in relation to our Court of Protection practice, “the premier set for property and affairs matters”.

Barristers at 5 Stone Buildings practice as self-employed, referral professionals. They are regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You can search the Barristers’ Register on the Bar Standards Board’s website

On this website, you will find details of individual members, our practice areas, upcoming chambers events, latest news, and how to apply for pupillage or mini pupillage.

You can also find details of the terms on which we conduct work here.

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Legal 500

The best Chancery set bar none.

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Legal 500 2020

5 Stone Buildings are a fantastic set and they offer an excellent range of counsel with a broad range of experience. They possess great strength in depth and have a really strong set of juniors, in particular. They are an ever-present at events in the trusts and estate disputes world and host a number of events for further professional development and networking. They are my go-to set.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about our work or are interested in instructing a member of chambers, please fill in our enquiry form. Professional or licensed access clients may provide their contact details in the enquiry form in order to obtain a quotation for legal services from us. Our members commonly operate either on the basis of hourly rates or fixed fees.