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Chris Tyrrell

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Hill Dickinson LLP

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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.

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Next generation lawyers

Christopher Tyrrell - Hill Dickinson LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Commended for its ‘brilliant service’, Hill Dickinson LLP regularly handles complex and sensitive commercial disputes, with expertise spanning shareholder and partnership matters, breach of contract, competition, fraud, professional negligence, tax, defamation, procurement and product liability. Key work includes representing Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council in High Court proceedings relating to the disposal of the remains of the notorious Moors Murderer, Ian Brady. It is also representing Peel Holdings Group in a case against General Motors UK relating to a deed governing certain rights relating to drainage. The team also handles cross-border matters and is representing two former directors of Eco-Bat Technologies in litigation in the UK and in the US arising out of a cartel investigation by the European Commission. Department head Geraldine Ryan is ‘a true star’, Peter Southeran has a ‘wealth of experience’ and recently promoted partner Christopher Tyrrell  is ‘brilliant’. Iain Campbell is regularly instructed on breach of contract and professional negligence disputes, while solicitor and professional support lawyer Moya Clifford and Sharon Williamson, who specialises in banking litigation, are also recommended. Senior associates Alex Smith and Andrew Little, who was recently promoted, are key members of the team, as are associates Emma Lewis, Kelly Heath and Rachel Leigh, who recently joined the team from Fieldfisher.

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