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

Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3XT
England

Work Department

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

Position

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.

Career

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.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Christopher Harrison4 Stone Buildings ‘Christopher is a diligent, decisive, strategic, whip-smart barrister.’

One of the most prestigious sets for insolvency work‘. barristers at 4 Stone Buildings often draw on broad company and commercial law expertise in a variety of insolvencies and cases with complex elements involving that area. Jonathan Crow KC is the standout silk in this discipline, with ample experience at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, as well as a considerable practice offshore. In proceedings regarding property investor Glenn Maud, John Brisby KC, with Richard Hill KC and leading Alastair Tomson, has been representing an opposing creditor in what, if the creditors are successful, are believed to be the second most valuable personal bankruptcy proceedings ever to be heard in the UK. The recent high-profile proceedings following the collapse of Bell Pottinger have also involved members of the set: Tiran Nersessian representing the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Christopher Harrison acting for the firm’s former CEO, on opposite sides of a director disqualification action resulting from the insolvency.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Harrison4 Stone BuildingsChris is the doyen of section 994 petitions and is able to bring his considerable banking experience to the table to advise his clients.’

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher Harrison4 Stone Buildings ‘Impressive attention to detail and knowledge of company law.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Harrison4 Stone BuildingsNo-nonsense and clear advice. He doesn\’t take bad points and is forensic in his preparation and analysis.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Harrison4 Stone Buildings ‘First class paperwork and advocacy. Extremely able and a real team player who will often come up with novel and persuasive points of argument. Meticulous attention to detail and preparation. Extremely calm under pressure.’