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Profile: Commercial Disputes
Chris has experience of a wide variety of business disputes including shareholder disputes, joint venture disagreements, fraud and claims relating to directors’ duties, estoppel and other equitable duties. He has a particular expertise in banking and finance litigation (see above) and is well versed in dealing with international disputes, be it questions of jurisdiction, obtaining freezing orders, running multi-jurisdictional proceedings or enforcing judgments. Said to be a “great lateral thinker as well as being a very persuasive advocate”, he is recommended in Legal 500 as a leading junior in this area
Typical recent cases
- Hawkes v County Leasing (2016): Chris acts for the defendant in a misrepresentation and breach of duty claim concerning the sale and leaseback of a business.
- Nike v Direct Golf (2015): Chris successfully appeared for the claimant obtaining interlocutory and final injunctions for delivery up of goods supplied with retention of title.
- Energy Data v Eyers (2014-2015): Chris successfully acted for the claimant obtaining freezing and proprietary injunctions and then a £2 million judgment after trial in an electricity supply dispute.
- Hertel v Liquid strategies (2014-2015): Chris acted for the defendants in a profit sharing claim arising out of a joint venture dispute. The case settled following mediation.