Chris Evans > Lester Aldridge LLP > Bournemouth, England > Lawyer Profile

Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Chris Evans is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.

Chris is a commercial litigator working with clients across a number of sectors. His work ranges from providing commercial, solution focused advice to clients involved in potential contract disputes, to advising and representing clients in high value court and arbitral proceedings.

Chris has particular experience of complex contract disputes and financial claims, intellectual property claims, professional negligence claims and insolvency related matters. He also regularly advises on contentious and non-contentious Companies Act claims including schemes of arrangement and reductions of capital.


Hanne & Co 2006 to 2008; Starr & Partners LLP 2008 – 2014; Lester Aldridge 2014 – Present


Law Society


University of York: BA History, MA Comparative Politics,
Bournemouth University: GDL
College of Law:  LPC

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Lester Aldridge LLP has ‘a realistic commercial approach coupled with careful legal analysis’ and is ‘always working towards practical solutions’. The practice excels in the marine, defence and financial sectors and is also active in regulatory issues and insolvency procedures. The team is also regularly involved in claims with an international aspect, particularly proceedings involving Europe or the US. Bournemouth-based department head Chris Evans is often instructed in Part 8 Companies Act claims and insolvency mandates, while Michael Veal, who is also qualified in the Republic of Ireland, specialises in fraud issues and emergency relief applications; and Edward Foster handles asset recovery and commercial lending issues.

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Lester Aldridge LLP continues to handle negligence claims against a range of insured professionals, including surveyors, auditors, accountants and solicitors. The team represents private individuals as well as companies, liquidators and creditors in these disputes. The ‘technically excellent’ Chris Evans leads the team and the overall dispute resolution practice. Other names to note in the team include Kate Stewart, who focuses on claims related to property transactions, and Michael Veal, who provides clients with ‘very sound legal analysis’.