Christopher Pymont > Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC Offices
7 STONE BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN
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Barrister specialising in commercial Chancery, property (especially landlord and tenant), professional negligence, company and insolvency litigation; cases include: Ashworth Frazer v Gloucester CC 2001 HL, tenants’ covenant against assignment without consent; Robinson v Bank of Bermuda (Bermuda CA 2002 bankers’ duties and limitation); China National Petroleum v Fenwick Elliott (2002 Ch Div, solicitors’ duty of confidentiality); Half Moon Bay Ltd v Crown Eagle (2002 PC, registration of restrictive covenants); Shirayama v Danovo (2005 Ch Div, lease forfeiture); Littman v Aspen Oil (2005 CA, construction/rectification of lease); Peekay v ANZ 2006 CA, misrepresentation; Carphone Warehouse v Malekout (2006 CA, issue estoppel); Berkeley v Pullen (Ch Div 2007), St Ivel v Wincanton (CA 2008 construction of warehouse agreements); Sharab v HRH Al Waleed (CA 2009 and Ch Div 2012 jurisdiction); Choudhary v Bhatter (CA 2009 jurisdiction); Payne v Strand (Bahamas CA 2010, procedure); Howard v Howard-Lawson (CA 2011 construction of will); Bellway v Beazer (CA 2011 construction of shareholders’ agreement); Woodford v Persimmon (Ch Div 2011 rectification); Ridgewood v Valero (Ch Div 2013 breach of option agreements); Sheffield v Sheffield (Ch Div 2013 breach of trust); Krys v NWVF (2014 East Caribbean CA and 2015 PC, construction of partnership articles); Re Leeward Isles Resorts Ltd (2014 East Caribbean CA, anti-suit injunction); FHR European Ventures v Mankarious (CA 2013 and Sup Ct 2014 fiduciary duties); Ivey v Genting Casinos (2014 QB, 2016 CA and 2017 Sup Ct cheating at cards).
Called 1979; QC 1996; Recorder 2004; Deputy High Court Judge 2009.
Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Combar.
Christ Church, Oxford (1977 BA Hens; 1979 MA).
London Bar > Property litigationWithin: Leading Silks -
The ‘expertise in property litigation’ at Maitland Chambers is ‘outstanding’ with the set particularly renowned for its work on possession hearings, commercial disputes, and insolvency-related instructions. Christopher Pymont QC recently acted in Moore v Moore, an appeal to the Court of Appeal, which was allowed in part and concerned a proprietary estoppel claim of approximately £10m. Elsewhere, John McGhee QC acted in the Court of Appeal case of Generator v Lidl and was successful in resisting a constructive trust claim.
London Bar > Private client: trusts and probateWithin: Leading Silks -
Members of Maitland Chambers are involved in some of the most complicated and high-value disputes, including all aspects of trusts and other fiduciary relationships, as well as wills, probate, and estate matters. In one example, Christopher Pymont QC acted in a complex claim for a breach of trust by a beneficiary of a private family trust.
London Bar > Company and partnershipWithin: Company - Leading Silks -
London Bar > Commercial litigationWithin: Leading Silks -
With a ‘very deep bench‘ of barristers, Maitland Chambers provides ‘a number of very good juniors‘ and ‘some excellent silks‘ who ‘are all a pleasure to deal with‘. Members standout for their experience in major commercial Chancery disputes, often with a fraud or offshore element. Members have also seen action on several major Russia and CIS-related claims. Head of chambers Christopher Pymont QC and Thomas Munby represented UC Rusal Plc in its dispute with Crispian Investments Ltd, while Pymont and Benjamin John acted for Vitaly Orlov and Tugushev v Orlov and Others.