Chris qualified as a solicitor in 1987. He was a partner at Pickering Kenyon and has been a partner at Royds and now Royds Withy King since 1995. Recognised by The Legal 500 UK as “a realistic pursuer of claims”, Chris has built up a reasonable client base, primarily through recommendations, advising individuals and smaller businesses on a range of issues. His expertise covers a wide area of litigation issues and includes:
- Acting in contract, fraud and professional negligence matters (including against solicitors, Banks, IFA’s, insurance companies and to the FOS)
- Advising concerning contentious probate and trust/TOLATA issues
- Handling possession claims for commercial and residential properties
- Advising on contentious commercial lease issues including renewals
- Advising on landlord and tenant matters and mortgage possession claims.
- Advising on boundary/neighbour disputes
- Advising on debt recovery and insolvency related issues
Chris has acted in a number of the High and County Court cases including:
Acting against HSBC in a contested “swap” claim
Re K (2007)
Advising on insolvent estates, where there was a series of disputed claims against the deceased’s estate
Acting in opposition to the former wife of the Sultan of Brunei’s million-pound claim for fraud
Securing freezing orders in a £2.5m claim against a currency trader
Hampton v Minns (2001)
Acting for Mr Hampton in his successful claim to secure a contribution to the amount he was called upon to pay to the Bank, and therefore establish liability between co-guarantors
Chris is a member of the Property Litigation Association.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys cricket and tennis.