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Christopher Stoner QC

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Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC)


Specialist in property, Chancery and commercial litigation (especially landlord and tenant, mortgages, partnership, real property) and sports law; cases include: Wilander & Novacek v International Tennis Federation (No 1) [1997] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 195 (validity of anti-doping rules and procedures), Wilander & Novacek v International Tennis Federation (No 2) [1997] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 293; Petr Korda v ITF Limited (trading as the International Tennis Federation) The Times 4 February 1999 Court of Appeal, The Independent 21 April 1999 (anti-doping rules and ability to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport); Foreman & Anor v O’Driscoll & Partners (a firm) [2000] Lloyd’s Rep PN 720 (professional negligence); R v Council for Licensed Conveyancers ex parte West [2000] EGCS 71 (judicial review of disciplinary process); Ipswich Borough Council v Duke; Ipswich Borough Council v Moore [2001] The Times 25 October (ownership of river bed/extinguishment of rights by statute/public right of navigation); HSBC Plc v McDonalds [2001] 3 EGLR 19 (rent review); Pound v Ashford Borough Council, [2004] IP & CR 2 (extent of compensation payable under Local Land Charges Act); Hawsbrook Leisure Ltd v Reece-Jones Partnership [2004] 2 EGLR 61 (Ch) (whether non-profit company limited by guarantee carrying on a business for the purposes of Landlord & Tenant Act 1954); Scottish & Newcastle v Raguz [2004] L & TR 11 (whether covenant implied by s24 one of the indemnity or guarantee and VAT issues); Scottish & Newcastle v Raguz (No 2) [2004] EWHC 1835 (test to be applied on application to strike out for want of disclosure; Leeds Rugby v Iestyn Harris of Bradford Bulls [2005] EWHC 1591 (preliminary issues on restraint of trade); Kilmartin v Safeway [2006] EGLR (application of RICS Code of Measuring Practice); Scottish & Newcastle v Raguz (No 3) [2008] 1 WLR 2494 (notices under L&TA 1987 and scope of indemnities); Greatorex v Newman [2008] EWCA Civ 1318 (inferences to be drawn when construing an easement); Geronimo (1) British Waterways Board (2) v Moore [2008] EWHC 3140 (Ch) (issues of title and adverse possession); Moore v British Waterways [2010] EWCA Civ 42 (public rights of navigation); EDF v BOH Limited [2011] EWCA Civ 19 (effect of severance of reversion on merger and s25 notices); Moore v British Waterways [2013] 3 WLR 43 (riparian rights); Phillips v Goddard [2015] 1 WLR 741 (service charge consultation); Jones v CRT [2015] EWHC 534 (human rights – correct approach to article 8 claims); Port of London Authority v Mandoza [2017] UKUT 146 (adverse possession of river bed); Leigh Ravenscroft v CRT [2017] EWHC 1874 (Ch) (Meaning of statue to determine scope of CRT jurisdiction).


Qualified 1991; silk 2010; various articles published in ‘Sports Law Administration and Practice’; chapter on selection disputes in ‘Sport: Law & Practice’ (3rd ed.).


Chancery Bar Association; Bar Sports Law Group; Editorial Board of Sports Law Administration and Practice; Property Bar Association.


University of East Anglia (LLB).

London Bar

Property litigation and agriculture

Within: Property litigation – Leading silks

Christopher Stoner QC - Serle CourtA robust and reliable advocate who gives a good performance.

Within: Property litigation and agriculture

Serle Court has ‘barristers of top quality, regardless of the type of commercial dispute’. The set has particular expertise in restrictive covenants, rights of light and the law relating to waterways. Christopher Stoner QC was recently instructed on Jones v Canal & River Trust, a Court of Appeal matter regarding the removal of residential vessels on inland waterways.

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Within: Sport – Leading silks

Christopher Stoner QC - Serle CourtParticularly good at arguing before non-English panels.

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