- Next Generation Partner and recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
The Legal 500 UK 2021
- Next Generation Partner and Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
- Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
Christopher qualified in England and Wales in 2009 and joined Kennedys as a Partner in our London office in 2016.
Christopher is a construction specialist with particular expertise in defending construction and engineering professionals in high value multi-party disputes. This includes acting for architects, contractors, engineers, monitoring surveyors, property managers, surveyors/valuers, subcontractors and consultants.
He is experienced in court proceedings and procedure, as well as alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication and mediation.
In addition to his international defence work, Christopher also regularly provides coverage advice to insurer clients. He has also undertaken a secondment at a leading London insurer.
Christopher is currently acting in an impressive number of high profile multi-party disputes relating to cladding and building regulation compliance following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower. He is also defending a number of international fit out contractors in respect of the renovation and refurbishment of signature central London properties. He is acting for tunnelling contractors in respect of alleged design issues with a high profile vehicular tunnelling project. Christopher also regularly defends claims against geotechnical consultants in relation to land condition surveys, and architects in respect of claims relating to alleged negligent design.
In terms of coverage, he regularly advises professional indemnity insurers in respect of issues relating to aggregation, fraud/dishonesty, late notification and block notifications.
Whether defending claims, or advising on coverage issues, Christopher adopts a pragmatic commercial approach tailored to the clients’ needs.
He is a member of the Society of Construction Lawyers and the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).
- Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2009