Mr Christopher Hanges > Chambers of Lawrence Power > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Lawrence Power
Whitestone Chambers
1 Essex Street
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Christopher joined Whitestone Chambers in July 2016, following a civil pupillage at 36 Bedford Row. Prior to the self-employed bar, he gained experience of in-house advisory work for a significant asset management firm. Christopher has also worked abroad in Dublin in private practice for the litigation department of a firm noted for its asset management, finance and insurance expertise.

Christopher continues to be instructed by solicitors from his pupillage and undertakes a full range of civil paperwork and court instructions including:

  • Aviation law, 
  • Commercial and chancery/ consumer credit/ company and trust disputes,
  • Insurance/ personal injury/ professional negligence.


Having undergone rigorous in-house training, Christopher welcomes court and paperwork instructions, from both solicitors and airlines directly, in the following statement areas: 

  • Compensation claims for delay,ancellation or denied boarding.
  • Montreal Convention claims.
  • Claims arising from unruly passengers.


Christopher has a wide range of expertise at advising and assisting clients at all stages of litigation, from pre-action through to costs and enforcement. He also able to advise clients how to manage legal and regulatory risks. He has had experience in the following:

  • Contract claims,
  • Consumer credit,
  • Trust disputes including Beddoe cost protection and Unit Trust structuring,
  • Bonds and construction of terms,
  • Banking and Frauds – including AIFMD, Investment Management and Agreements. Examples of experience gained include: Madoff Securities Trustee in Bankruptcy litigation in claims relating to Alternative Advantage, Kalix and HSBC, Disputed Bond redemption on behalf of Barclays Wealth, and Danish Polish Telecommunication Group I/S v Telekomunikacja Polska.

Insurance, Personal Injury and Professional Negligence

Christopher has gained significant in-depth expertise in a wide range of personal injury, professional negligence, and any general tortious claim, through being regularly instructed by the Ministry of Justice Private litigation Team on the Attorney General’s Off-Panel Junior Counsel list (‘Junior Junior Scheme’).

Work undertaken includes:

  • Advice as to coverage.
  • Letters of response, advice on liability and quantum, witness statements, and disclosure exercises.




Call to the Bar, Inner Temple, 2010.


B.A. (Hons.), PPE, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.

G.D.L. City Law School, City University.

L.L.M. International Commercial Litigation, University College London.