“technically gifted, dependable, easy to work with and will provide commercial solutions"
Chris advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters. His advisory experience includes recruitment and termination of executives; team moves; restructuring programmes, including collective and individual consultation; business transfers and outsourcing; and the implications of the Business Transfer Regulations.
His litigation experience includes defending discrimination and unfair dismissal claims in the employment tribunal, and defending and pursuing breach of contract claims in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He successfully represented the employers in the restrictive covenant cases of: Arbuthnot Fund Managers v. Rawlings
(2003) and TFS Derivatives v. Morgan
(2005) and, more recently, in the team move case of QBE Management Services v Dymoke
Consistently ranked as a key individual, he is "able to recognise the niche complexities of a client’s business" (Legal 500 2012);
he is a "go-getter who helps clients to develop strategy at the highest level", notes Chambers UK 2012.
He is a versatile litigator who tailors his approach to the circumstances: "Commercial and accessible, he never lets clients down" remarks Chambers UK 2011.
He is described as "down-to-earth and user-friendly, and really impressive in litigation" by Chambers & Partners UK Directory
2009. He delivers "pragmatic solutions and real business advice" notes Legal 500, 2009
. He is again recommended by Legal 500, 2010
for advisory and restrictive covenant matters.