Clients say that "he is commercial, understands our business, is accessible and is a pleasure to work with."
Chambers UK 2018

Overview

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 (2012).

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

The College of Law, London

University of Reading, LLB (Hons)

Admissions

  • England and Wales

Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers' Association
  • Law Society
  • Christopher Fisher "provides advice in the way that we need it, and he understands how our company works and is structured," notes an impressed client. He advises a broad range of clients in the private equity and insurance sectors, among others, on discrimination claims, unfair dismissals and issues arising from transactions.(Chambers UK 2019);
  • Listed as a key name to note (Legal 500 2018);
  • Christopher Fisher is recognised for his advice on non-contentious matters such as team moves and restructurings, but also has notable experience defending discrimination and unfair dismissal claims in the employment tribunal. Clients say that "he is commercial, understands our business, is accessible and is a pleasure to work with." (Chambers UK 2018);
  • Clients state: "He is calm, considered and has a straightforward approach to explaining complexities and potential solutions." (Chambers UK 2017);
  • Christopher Fisher handles non-contentious advisory work for his clients, as well as managing their most complex disputes. He is praised by respondents for his attentive approach to client service.(Chambers UK 2016);
  • Christopher Fisher’s "extensive knowledge is matched by his creativity and commercial astuteness", and he is valued for his experience in international employment issues. (Legal 500 2015);
  • Christopher Fisher has a broad respondent-focused practice with one impressed interviewee calling him "one of the leaders in London employment." He is described by sources as being "thoughtful, reflective and commercial," as well as "a good pragmatic negotiator." (Chambers UK 2015);
  • Christopher Fisher is perceived to have a "stunning ability to make very complicated matters seem simple" and to adopt a "sound and level-headed approach, one which is very much in the interests of his clients." (Chambers UK 2014);
  • “technically gifted, dependable, easy to work with and will provide commercial solutions" (Chambers UK 2013);
  • "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"(Chambers UK 2012);
  • Recommended by Legal 500, 2010 for advisory and restrictive covenant matters;
  • He is a versatile litigator who tailors his approach to the circumstances: "Commercial and accessible, he never lets clients down" (Chambers UK 2011);
  • "down-to-earth and user-friendly, and really impressive in litigation" (Chambers & Partners UK Directory 2009);
  • He delivers "pragmatic solutions and real business advice" (Legal 500, 2009).