Chris specialises in commercial disputes, with a particular focus on professional liability, insurance, mortgage and banking litigation, and construction and engineering.
Chris regularly acts for both claimants and defendants, acting both for and against lenders, contractors and professionals, and is often instructed as sole counsel in substantial High Court matters. He is also presently retained by both financial advisors and accountants defending various claims brought by taxpayers in respect of various tax schemes, and recently acted for the successful defendants in Halsall v Champion Consulting Ltd  EWHC 1079 (QB).
Chris has also been led on a number of high profile professional liability and construction disputes in recent years. These include Gemini (Eclipse 2006-3) Plc v CBRE Limited and Warwick Street (KS) LLP (a securitised lender claim seeking damages in excess of £230m), the Right to Buy litigation, and the Part 20 Claim in Co-operative Group Ltd v Birse Developments Ltd (claim by Birse against its structural engineer and geotechnical design specialist).
In mortgage and banking, Chris was part of the team acting for RBS in Property Alliance Group v RBS, involving issues as to mis-selling of swaps, LIBOR-rigging, and the Global Restructuring Group within RBS, and he has been led in numerous claims involving alleged interest rate hedging products.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Chris studied Law at the University of Warwick, where he obtained a First Class degree. He then spent three months as an intern at the Cape Town office of Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, one of the largest commercial law firms in South Africa, followed by five months as a Blue Book Stagiaire at the European Commission in Brussels.
Chris was awarded a Major Scholarship from the Inner Temple for his BVC year. During this time, he also represented the Inner Temple at the World Debating Championships 2009. Immediately before joining 4 New Square, Chris spent 6 months at the Court of Appeal, working as a Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Mummery and Lord Justice Rix. Since joining Chambers, Chris has also completed a combined six months on secondment at three leading City firms, undertaking professional liability and construction work.