Mr Christopher Harrison > Chambers of George Bompas KC > London, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings

Work Department

Commercial and chancery litigation; civil fraud; tracing and asset recovery; banking and finance; shareholder disputes; company law; insolvency and restructuring; director disqualification.


Commercial and chancery litigation; civil fraud; tracing and asset recovery; banking and finance; shareholder disputes; company law; insolvency and restructuring; director disqualification. Commercial and Chancery disputes lie at the heart of Christopher’s practice and he has wide-ranging experience in both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division. He deals with all aspects of claims, recognising the importance in particular of interim steps such as injunctive relief in leading to a successful outcome. He has considerable trial experience. He has assisted many clients in successfully resolving their disputes by negotiated ADR procedures. His work often has an international dimension and he has worked with lawyers in many jurisdictions.


Called to the Bar in 1988; Atkin Scholar of Gray’s Inn; Appointed as a Government Inspector to chair an insider-trading inquiry in 1996; Junior Counsel to the Crown, B Panel (1996-2003); Called to the Bars of the Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands for specific cases.

Publications:  OUP’s ‘Annotated Companies Legislation’, chapters on Shareholder Remedies (Derivative Claims and Unfairly Prejudicial Conduct) and Meetings.


Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.


Trinity Hall, Cambridge:  MA (Hons), First Class

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher Harrison4 Stone Buildings ‘Christopher’s attention to detail is fantastic, he has excellent forensic skills and his advocacy is balanced and impressive.’

4 Stone Buildings ‘has incredible ability at all years of call’, and one client remarks that it is ‘a leading set for company law and provides top-class service’. Jonathan Crow KC frequently appears in Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council cases, a recent example being his work for Jardine Matheson group of companies in a multimillion-dollar appraisal claim brought by investors concerning a substantial corporate reorganisation of the holding company. Among the juniors, Christopher Harrison is a recognised expert in shareholder disputes – in Laxmi BNS Holdings Limited he handled a seven-week trial arising from four connected proceedings concerning the ownership and control of one of the UK’s biggest pharmaceutical suppliers, the B&S Group.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Harrison4 Stone BuildingsExtremely thorough in his approach, and supportive with clients. Thinks ahead and anticipates future issues. Overall, extremely competent and a pleasure to work with.’

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Christopher Harrison4 Stone Buildings ‘Christopher is incredibly clever and thoughtful, and he makes sure that he has covered off all relevant points in a case. He is measured, calm and precise on his feet, and his skeleton arguments are excellent.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Harrison4 Stone Buildings

With ‘excellent barristers and strength in depth‘, 4 Stone Buildings has particular experience in acting for liquidators, administrators, directors, creditors, bondholders, bond trustees, and shareholders in cases that frequently incorporate international aspects, such as worldwide tracing claims and cross-border insolvency issues. In recent highlights, Alexander Cook KC, who took silk in 2023, acted for the claimant in a  large-value fraud dispute in the BVI Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal; and in the senior-junior ranks, Christopher Harrison is acting in one of the highest profile corporate disqualification proceedings currently making its way through the courts, the matter concerning a well-known public relations firm. Rising star Karl Anderson is particularly focused on civil fraud matters involving both the UK and overseas.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Harrison4 Stone Buildings