Chris Tyrrell > Hill Dickinson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
M2 2AS

Work Department

Commercial litigation.


A partner in the commercial litigation team, Chris’ expertise is in high value contractual disputes, but with particular specialisms in corporate, healthcare and financial services disputes.

Chris has been with the firm since 2006 and has become widely regarded as a specialist in complex contractual claims, and has acted for clients in the aviation, sports, property and retail sectors, across a number of different jurisdictions. Hehas also developed a particular specialism in complex healthcare disputes and has led a number of multi-disciplinary national investigations into healthcare contractors, especially those involving allegations of fraud.

Chris has a first class degree in Law (winner of the Law Prize) and a master of philosophy degree in law from Manchester University. His expereince includes:

  • Successfully representing the Peel Group in High Court and Court of Appeal case of Durham Tees Valley Airport -v-bmibaby ([2010] EWCA Civ 485
  • Successfully representing Wayne Rooney and his company, Stoneygate 48 Limited in the claim brought by Proactive Sports Management (2010 EWHC 1807 (QB))
  • Chris also represented Lancashire County Cricket Club in Judicial Review proceedings against Derwent Holdings ([2011] EWCA Civ 832)
  • Sucecssfully acting for the Peel Group in arbitration proceedings for ongoing royalties under a long-term contract
  • Acting for eight NHS trusts in a dispute against a contractor pursuant to a £70 million service agreement
  • Acting for former shareholders of two businesses in separate £10 million+ breach of warranty claims


Trained Hill Dickinson; qualified 2008; solicitor 2008; associate 2012; legal director 2013-todate.


French - conversational
Japanese - conversational


Walkden High School; Eccles College; Manchester University (2004 Law First class) (winner of law prize for highest overall mark); (2005 MA Terrorism Law); LPC (2006 Distinction).


Golf, football, running, travel.