Chris is an Associate in the Property Litigation team. He acts for a variety of clients in the Real Estate and Infrastructure sector, with a particular focus on providing advice on commercial landlord and tenant disputes and rights of light issues.

Having trained and qualified at global law firm CMS, Chris joined Osborne Clarke in November 2018. He has developed a wide-ranging practice advising institutional landlords, developers, lenders, energy companies, and corporate tenants across a number of industry sectors on all manner of contentious property matters.

Chris regularly advises on property asset management issues, such as commercial lease renewals, break options, dilapidations, possession claims and breach of covenant issues. He also advises clients on landlord and tenant insolvency issues, as well as having experience in securing injunctions against trespassers, squatters and other unauthorized third-party occupiers of land.

Another key element of Chris' practice is advising developers on rights to light to risk. Chris regularly works with developers to devise, and implement, strategies to mitigate the threat of rights to light claims. This ranges from carrying out due diligence and title reviews to establish the rights to light risk, providing detailed advice on risk management, through to negotiating the release of neighbouring owners' rights to light

Chris is a member of the Property Litigation Association, the Urban Land Institute, and is also involved on a voluntary basis with STRIVE, an organization that offers mentoring and coaching to university students from non-traditional backgrounds.