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Chris Rodda


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Chris is a partner in our London office, with experience in commercial, civil and property litigation.

About Chris

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

Work highlights

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.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

I always put the clients' needs first and seek to achieve a fair outcome in an often unfair system.

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