Chris Charlesworth > gunnercooke LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

gunnercooke LLP
M2 4LQ

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Chris has spent over 25 years dealing with a range of commercial disputes. His experience includes: contracts for the supply of goods and services, construction issues, intellectual property matters, share owner and partnership fall outs, restrictive covenant and other employment contract claims. He has represented clients in the High and County Courts in Leeds, Manchester and London (including: Mercantile, Chancery, ‘Intellectual Property and Enterprise’) and is an experienced advocate with a keen interest in legal costs.

Chris regularly advises client regarding injunctions and other emergence remedies and has also been involved in health and safety and other regulatory issues. He regularly advises clients regarding alternative dispute procedures including: mediation, expert determination and direct negotiation. Chris’s approach is client focussed, with an emphasis on finding cost effective and proportionate solutions. He is a regular speaker on commercial contract issues to industry groups. He has worked overseas, including, Switzerland, Spain and the Isle of Man.


Previous Law Firms

  • 2010–16 Partner, Commercial Dispute, Schofield Sweeney LLP
  • 1990–2010 Partner, Commercial Dispute and Regulatory, Ford and Warren, Leeds


  • College of Law, Chester
  • University of Staffordshire
  • Salts Grammar School