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Chris specialises in commercial real estate with a particular emphasis on complex development transactions.
Recent examples include the acquisition and redevelopment of an iconic central London hotel, the acquisition and development of three inter-related sites in Battersea and the development and disposal of two sites as part of the Kings Cross Regeneration Project. Chris has substantial experience in property joint ventures, profit participation agreements and overage arrangements. Additionally he acts for clients with substantial commercial property investments.
Chris is recommended in the Commercial Property section of the most recent edition of Legal 500, in which he is described as “exceptional”.
Chris was educated at St Mary’s College, Blackburn, read law at Hull University and attended the College of Law at Chester.
Chris joined Goodman Derrick in June 2014 becoming Head of Real Estate in 2018. Prior to that he had been a partner at Howard Kennedy LLP (2002 to 2014) and has previously worked at Dechert, Lawrence Graham and Addleshaw Goddard.
Out of the office
A travel enthusiast (preferably with his trusty rucksack), Chris has travelled widely, including a two year amble through Latin America, enjoys most sports (albeit increasingly from an armchair), cinema, reading and cooking. He recently went back to University to undertake a history course at Birkbeck University.