Chris Langan


Chris specialises in commercial real estate with a particular emphasis on complex development transactions. Whilst having broad commercial property experience he has a particular emphasis on complex development transactions.

He acts for both developers and landowners in connection with subject to planning transactions, options, property joint ventures, land promotion agreements and overage and profit participation agreement.

Developer clients include substantial housebuilders as well as property companies and site assembly experts.

What the legal directories says

Chris has been recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

The Legal 500 described him as “exceptional” (2018)

In 2019 Chambers & Partners said:

“Christopher Langan focuses his practice on commercial real estate, advising on development and investment transactions as well as joint venture formation. A source remarks: ‘He is incredibly thorough and very strong technically, he just knows the development market and how these deals go.’”


Chris joined Goodman Derrick in June 2014 becoming Head of Real Estate in 2017. Prior to that he had been a partner at Howard Kennedy LLP (2002 to 2014) and has previously been an Associate at Dechert, Lawrence Graham and Addleshaw Goddard.


Chris was educated at St Mary’s College, Blackburn, read law at Hull University and attended the College of Law at Chester.

Out of the office

A travel enthusiast, Chris has travelled widely, including a two year sabbatical through Latin America, and continues to travel at every opportunity, particularly challenging trekking adventures.. He 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.