Chris Bishop > Slater Heelis LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater Heelis LLP
M3 2ER

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Chris is the Managing partner and specialises in commercial disputes, property litigation, professional negligence and contentious trusts and probate. Clients range from private individuals, small companies and partnerships, to PLCs and not-for-profit organisations.


Qualified 1992; partner 1998; managing partner 2014.


Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association.


University of Sheffield.


Chris is a Governor of the Cornell 6th form college, a Director at Quarantine theatre company and a Trustee – HUGS (Helping Uganda Schools). 

He is a keen Manchester City supporter.  He also enjoys walking, live music and the arts.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Property litigation

Slater Heelis LLP  stands out for its ability to ‘understand the client’s business‘. The team acts for UK and overseas clients on a range of residential and commercial property disputes.  It is regularly engaged on advisory work, high-value disputes and landlord and tenant disputes. Recently promoted partner Daniel Stern heads the team. Chris Bishop is also a key figure.

North West > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

At Slater Heelis LLP, managing partner Chris Bishop advises high-net-worth individuals on complex and high-value trust and probate disputes, with the wider team acting for clients including executors and administrators. Former team head Helen Brown left to join Paris Smith LLP at the end of 2018.