Chris is an experienced civil practitioner specialising in commercial arbitrations and property disputes, general civil litigation and professional negligence work.
He is authorised to sit as a recorder in both criminal and civil cases and is a CEDR accredited mediator. He is an advocacy trainer for Gray's Inn and has acted for the Bar Standards Board in disciplinary proceedings against barristers. He is an editor of Sweet & Maxwell's Landlord and Tenant law reports.
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Chris has undertaken a number of lengthy and highly technical commercial arbitrations on behalf of Government departments for more than 20 years. He has considerable experience in arbitration procedure and in the use of electronic document management, e-disclosure and predictive coding systems, including Relativity, Case Logistix and Concordance.
His civil litigation experience includes sale of goods and hire purchase, building disputes, advertising contracts and bailment and actions on behalf of High Court Enforcement officers and bailiffs. Chris regularly deals with general chancery litigation, including partnership disputes and property disputes between cohabitants.
Chris is noted for his practical and common-sense approach to resolving disputes. He is a team player who understands the commercial aspects of litigation.
Chris handles commercial and residential landlord & tenant cases, involving business tenancy renewal, dilapidations, forfeiture, service charges, residential possession and statutory protection of long leaseholders. He also handles boundaries, easements, adverse possession and mortgage possession claims.
His professional negligence experience includes claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors and insurance brokers. Chris has dealt with many claims against solicitors arising out of their conduct of property and of personal injury proceedings.