Hilary Stonefrost

Called to the Bar 1991

Hilary Stonefrost is a barrister at South Square. She spent a decade as an economist at the Bank of England before being called to the Bar of England and Wales. She is also a member of the BVI bar.


She specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency, restructuring and shareholder disputes. Hilary has been instructed in major insolvencies (Olympia & York, BCCI, Barings, Railtrack, Hellas,  Lehman and Debenhams) and in numerous scheme of arrangement cases, including heavily contested schemes. She has also been instructed in  cases in the Cayman Islands and in the BVI. She has a niche expertise in insolvencies involving football clubs.


Hilary is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers UK 2024 and in Chambers Global 2024 for Restructuring/Insolvency. Recent comments have included: “She is highly reliable and you can trust her with high-level disputes.” “She is highly analytical and a very effective advocate.”  “She is experienced, knowledgeable, excellent with clients and always thoroughly prepared.” “She has a strong style as an advocate and is a brilliant cross-examiner.” and, “is a very charismatic presence in court.”

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