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"Very efficient"Legal 500 2016
Christopher works primarily in international and domestic commercial litigation, using his specialist knowledge of complex corporate and trust structures and transactions and the financing of such transactions.
Christopher has substantial experience in cases concerning the protection of sensitive and confidential commercial information, and in obtaining urgent injunctive and search orders.
He has developed a related practice in the field of property litigation and has appeared in many significant cases concerning property law, including Stack v Dowden  UKHL17 in the House of Lords – which has resulted in his developing a niche practice area in the law relating to co-habitees (he has represented many high-profile clients).
He has also been instructed to provide specialist input into some of the more complex matrimonial finance cases.
Christopher is listed in the directories as a leading Junior in the field of professional negligence.
Chris has for many years advised and represented clients involved in commercial and property disputes in a broad range of sports (as participants, players, suppliers, sponsors and media) including yachting, rugby union, cricket and football. The claims upon which he has worked have ranged from basic contractual disputes through to the misuse of commercially sensitive information.
In addition Chris is experienced in dealing with the (often confidential) personal disputes which sporting personalities may face arising from specific financial interests. By way of example he recently represented Sir Geoffrey Boycott OBE in a trust claim arising from the business structure used during his cricketing and subsequent media career. Chris has considerable experience in dealing with such matters with a view to limiting any adverse publicity.
Chris is an RFU qualified referee, a Level 1 rugby union coach and is able to draw on his own personal experience of dealing with sponsors, suppliers, committees and regulatory bodies (and organizing tours) through his involvement in rugby union.
He is a qualified mediator and has a particular interest in the use of mediation, arbitration and other forms of ADR in sports disputes.