Lewis Bretts > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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Work Department

Civil and chancery practice.


Lewis commenced pupillage in Manchester in September 2013 and is developing a broad civil and chancery practice. Under the supervision of David Hoffman, Lewis has gained experience of a range of civil matters both in a contentious and advisory context. These have included: civil VAT fraud; breach of database rights/abuse of confidential information; shareholder and partnership disputes; commercial finance litigation; corporate/personal insolvency; claims for breach of contract; landlord and tenant disputes; professional negligence; urgent injunctions; a wide range of property matters including boundary disputes; general civil applications; contested POCA applications; disclosure/document management exercises. Lewis has a particular interest in the law relating to technology and information. Prior to commencing pupillage, Lewis worked as a paralegal in a public-sector specialist firm of solicitors’ commercial dispute resolution department. Whilst there he worked primarily on a complex, data heavy multi-party dispute valued at more than £300m.


Called to the Bar Middle Temple 2012.


Northern Circuit of the Bar; Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association.


University of York (BA Hons); University of California (Graduate DpL, BPTC).