Christopher Lundie

Call 1991

"Very good for complex and difficult matters."

Chambers UK 2023


Christopher is recommended in the directories for Commercial Dispute Resolution as a leading practitioner in this area. He is able to draw upon experience across a wide range of business areas, including the banking and financial, technological and property sectors.

He has substantial experience of business acquisition disputes (such as warranty claims arising in share purchase disputes) as well as of internal business disputes (shareholder/director disputes, unfair prejudice petitions, partnership and joint venture disputes). He is also regularly instructed in general commercial contractual disputes, asset recovery proceedings and procurement disputes. He is able to draw on his experience of trust and property law in so far as may be relevant.

He has considerable experience of cases requiring urgent injunctive relief (including freezing injunctions, search orders, springboard injunctions and third-party disclosure orders). He has often been instructed in claims with an international or multi-jurisdictional aspect and is experienced in collaborating with lawyers in foreign jurisdictions throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and the Caribbean.

Christopher has a particular interest in the new legal challenges arising from the impact of technological developments in the modern world and is experienced in dealing with disputes and litigation concerning crypo-currencies and digital assets.

Christopher has also been instructed on numerous commercial employment disputes in High Court litigation covering team moves, the enforcement of restrictive covenants and the protection and recovery of trade secrets and commercially sensitive confidential information, data and databases. He successfully represented the claimants in Beckett Management Investment Group v Hall [2007] EWCA Civ. 613, [2007] 1 ICR 1539, [2007] IRLR 793 (the leading modern authority on the enforcement of employee restrictive covenants) and in Flogas Britain v Calor Gas Ltd [2013] EWHC 3060 (Ch), [2014] FSR 34. (the first English High Court case to consider infringement of a EU database right). He is also experienced in dealing with High Court employment claims relating to executive pay, pensions and director’s duties.

Christopher is also experienced in providing advice on jurisdictional disputes and conflict of law as they arise in commercial disputes but he has also been instructed to provide specialist advice and representation on unusual and complex jurisdictional matters such as Goldstone v Goldstone [2011] EWCA Civ. 39 [2011] 1 FLR 1926, [2011] 1 FCR 324 (jurisdiction of the High Court to join and make freezing orders against off-shore corporate entities in complex trust structures to financial relief proceedings) and Ackermann v Synergy Capital [2013] EWHC 887 (Ch) (replacement of insolvent off-shore corporate trustees of English investment trust of Scottish LLP established for management buy-out of leading UK insurer).

Listed in the directories as a leading practitioner in the field of Professional Negligence. His focus in this field has been largely on claims arising from or related to property transactions (including mortgage lending) or the acquisition of businesses. He has experience in dealing with claims against a variety of professionals including solicitors, surveyors, architects and accountants. He is also noted for his particular expertise in dealing with claims against trustees and fiduciaries in such cases as Daniel v Stanley Tees [2016] 4 WLR 115 and in dealing with issues of limitation in such cases as Barnett v Creggy [2017] Ch. 273 and Boycott v Perrins Guy Williams [2011] EWHC 2969.

With many years’ experience in complex property and commercial law matters, Christopher is able to provide specialist legal advice on some of the more difficult legal issues which can encounter in property damage matters, including property insurance disputes.

Christopher successful represented Carnival Plc in the landmark case Milner v Carnival PLC [2010] EWCA Civ 389, [2010] 3 All ER 701, [2011] Lloyds Rep. 374, [2010] PIQR Q3 (the assessment of damages for a ruined holiday). He has considerable experience of advising businesses working within the travel sector in connection with a range of commercial and contractual disputes.

As a junior barrister Christopher’s practice was initially focused on a wide variety of property disputes including landlord and tenant disputes (both commercial and residential). He continues to accept instructions on such matters. In light of his success in Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17, [2007] 2 AC 432 he is often asked to deal with matters which involve an element of trust or fiduciary obligation within the practice areas set mentioned above. But he also continues to be heavily involved in cases between co-owners of property, unmarried couples and proprietary estoppel claims. He regards this as an important part of his practice as it enables him to assist people from diverse backgrounds who are faced with what are often difficult and life-changing events.

Please contact the clerks for further information on this part of Christopher’s practice.

Christopher regularly acts for parties involved in ADR such as arbitration or mediation. He embraced mediation at a very earlier stage and qualified as a CEDR mediator as long ago as 2000. He has since been involved in numerous mediations acting for one of the parties or as mediator.

He accepts appointments as a mediator or as an arbitrator.

Significant Cases

Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17, [2007] 2 AC 432, [2007] 2 WLR 831, [2007] 2 All ER 929, [2007] 1 FLR 1858

Leading case on constructive and resulting trusts in the context of co-habitees.

Barnett v Creggy [2016] EWCA Civ, [2017] 2 WLR 1054, [2017] PNLR 4, [2017] Ch 273

Issue of limitation in the context of a claim against a solicitor for breach of fiduciary duty.

Eaton Mansions (Westminster) Ltd v Stinger Compania De Inversion SA [2013] EWCA Civ 1308, [2014] HLR 4: [2014] 1 P & CR 5: [2014] 1 EGLR 89

Established that aggravated damages are not recoverable by a corporation and considers the assessment of ‘hypothetical negotiation’ damages.

Flogas Britain v Calor Gas Ltd [2013] EWHC 3060 (Ch), [2014] FSR 34

First English High Court case to consider infringement of a EU database right.

Goldstone v Goldstone [2011] EWCA Civ. 39 [2011] 1 FLR 1926, [2011] 1 FCR 324

Jurisdiction of the High Court to join and make freezing orders against off-shore corporate entities in complex trust structures to financial relief proceedings.

Milner v Carnival PLC [2010] EWCA Civ 389, [2010] 3 All ER 701, [2011] Lloyds Rep. 374, [2010] PIQR Q3

Landmark decision of the Court of Appeal on the assessment of damages for a ruined holiday.

Beckett Management Investment Group v Hall [2007] EWCA Civ. 613, [2007] 1 ICR 1539, [2007] IRLR 793

Leading modern authority on the enforcement of employee restrictive covenants.

Edlington Property v Fenner [2006] EWCA Civ 403, Times 12 May [2006] 1 All ER 98, (2006) L&TR 2, (2006) 5 EG 274, (2006) 5 EG 274, (2005) NPC 119, (2006) Times, Nov 4 (2006) CA

Leading modern authority concerning equitable set-off in the landlord and tenant context.

Cole v Davis Gilbert [2007] EWCA Civ 398, [2007] All ER (D)

20 March, (2007) Times, April 6 Occupiers’ liability and village greens. Reported on the front page of the Daily Mail under the heading “An Outbreak of Common Sense”.

Geoffrey Boycott v Perrins Guy Williams [2011] EWHC 2969, [2012] PNLR 25

Limitation and application of s.14A of the Limitation Act 1980 to professional negligence “omissions case” against solicitors.

Privacy Policy

Christopher Lundie Privacy Policy

My contact details:

ICO Reg No: Z4577246
Address: 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY
Phone: +44 (0)20 7822 1200

The type of personal information I collect

To enable me to provide you with legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and mediations, I currently collect and process the following personal information:

Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, date of birth and contact details), bank and financial details, your background and circumstance and education.

Other personal data relevant to, or included in instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question and data included in documents provided to me as part of instructions or otherwise.

Such information may include personal information relating to family members, associates, agents, employees, shareholders or beneficial owners. By providing such personal information to me, you automatically confirm that you are authorised to do so. It is not reasonably practicable for me to provide the information set out in this Privacy Notice to those individuals. Accordingly, where appropriate, you are responsible for providing this information to any such individuals.

Where necessary, I may also need to process Special Category data about you including

  • racial or ethnic origin;
  • personal data revealing political opinions;
  • personal data revealing religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • personal data revealing trade union membership;
  • genetic data;
  • biometric data (where used for identification purposes);
  • data concerning health;
  • data concerning a person’s sex life; and
  • data concerning a person’s sexual orientation.

How I get the personal information and why I have it

Most of the personal information that I process is provided to me directly by you or via the professional you have instructed such as a solicitor or consultant or other professional adviser who instructs me on your behalf to provide legal services.

I use the information that you have given me in order to

  • provide legal services to you, my client, including the provision of legal advice and
  • representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  • respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • promote and market my services
  • carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • train other barristers and pupils, and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals as required or permitted by law.

I may share this information with

  • other professional advisers such as other legal professionals and consultant experts and other witnesses
  • courts and tribunals
  • the staff in my Chambers
  • prosecution authorities
  • pupils and mini pupils
  • lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other individuals nominated by Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  • business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • professional indemnity insurers or brokers
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • If you have engaged other professional advisers to instruct me on your behalf on the matters on which I am providing legal services to you, I shall assume that I may disclose your personal information to them unless you tell me otherwise.
  • I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.
  • I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where, acting in good faith, I consider it required and permitted by law.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis I rely on for processing this information is

  • The processing is necessary for a contract I have with you, or because you have asked me to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  • You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting me.
  • It may be necessary for me to share your personal data to comply with legal obligations to, for example, HMRC.

How I store your personal information

Your information is securely stored in Chambers or at my home. I use reasonable technical and organisational security measures such as password protection and encryption of computer generated data and keeping paper data secure to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or destroyed, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

In this connection, Chambers, as data processor, acting on my behalf, will only process your personal data on my instructions and is subject to a duty of confidentiality.

The data will be held in line with any regulatory obligations and generally be kept for 6 years but may be 12 years, or longer where, for example, the case includes information relating to a minor, from the date of completion of instructions. At this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period.

All data will be securely deleted or securely shredded after this time without reference to you. I will store some of your information which I need to carry out conflict checks for the rest of my career. However, this is likely to be limited only to your name and contact details and the name of the case. It will not include any information that is “sensitive information” for GDPR purposes.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask me for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask me to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask me to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask me to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that I transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, I have one month to respond to you. Please contact me at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or if you wish to make a request.

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA. If I do transfer your personal data I will use safeguards to ensure the data is fully protected as required by the UK Data Protection Regulations.

Changes to my Privacy Policy

From time to time, I may need to make chances to my privacy policy. If so, the changes will appear on my entry on the 2TG website.


As above, I may share your personal data with Chambers who may in turn use that data to notify you by email, or post about an invitation to seminars and similar events. You may opt out of receiving any such marketing communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in any emails. In relation to how Chambers uses such data, please see Chambers’ privacy policy. Other than sharing personal data with Chambers as described above, I will not share your information with any other third party for marketing purposes.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to me or to my Senior Clerk, Lee Tyler at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website:

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"Highly responsive, always positive, imaginative in his approach."

Chambers UK 2023

"Displays excellent attention to detail."

Chambers UK 2023

"Very good, clear and thorough."

Chambers UK 2022

"Client-focused, persuasive on his feet and technically brilliant."

Chambers UK 2021

"Incredibly clever and commercial."

Chambers UK 2020

  • MCIArb
  • CEDR Qualified Mediator

  • MA Law (Cantab), MCIArb
  • CEDR Qualified Mediator

  • PNBA

“Christopher is someone judges tend to turn to in order to discuss points of law. He is very good for complex and difficult matters.” “He is highly responsive, always positive, imaginative in his approach and a barrister who displays excellent attention to detail.”
Chambers UK 2023

“Very good, clear and thorough, he has complete control of the matters he’s undertaking.”
Chambers UK 2022

A very bright man who is measured in his approach.” “He is client-focused, persuasive on his feet and technically brilliant.”
Chambers UK 2021

“Incredibly clever and commercial”
Chambers UK 2020

“Keeps his eye on the bigger picture, and is always on top of the facts and the law, no matter how complex the brief is.” “He’s always willing to roll up his sleeves and muck in.”
Chambers UK 2019

“He’s always on top of the facts and the law, and he’s an excellent technical lawyer for complex matters, who’s also very commercial”
Chambers UK 2018

Legal 500 2018

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