Chris is a partner specialising in a broad spectrum of contentious and commercial matters, primarily in the sport sector, both nationally and internationally. He joined Onside Law in 2007, having qualified and spent several years with leading City firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

An absolutely outstanding practitioner.

Chambers & Partners
  • Location


  • Skills

    Dispute Resolution, Regulatory, Commercial and IP

  • Previous Clubs

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Specialisms

    Sports Disciplinary & Regulatory, Commercial Litigation & Arbitration, Governance, Sponsorship, Major Events

Chris’ long-term clients include the England and Wales Cricket Board and a number of other national and international governing bodies, rights-holders, clubs, sports agencies, broadcasters, sponsors, investors and prominent individuals operating across all the major sports.

In addition to his commercial practice, Chris is Onside Law’s Head of Dispute Resolution, in which capacity he advises a wide range of sport sector and other clients in relation to a variety of domestic and international disputes, as well as on disciplinary and other regulatory matters. Chris regularly represents clients in proceedings before the English courts, in domestic and international arbitrations (including before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Sport Resolutions UK) and mediations, and before other quasi-judicial bodies and tribunals.

Chris is recommended as a leading sports lawyer in all of the independent legal directories, in which he is described by commentators as β€œa brilliant solicitor”, β€œan excellent all-rounder” and β€œa go-to lawyer, clever, realistic, wonderful with clients.”

He also sits as a Specialist Member on the Sports Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and regularly contributes to sports law and business publications, speaks at sports industry conferences and appears on sports law webinars and television as a sports law expert.

Chris is a former professional cricketer, who is hoping his hamstrings hold out long enough to enable him to play with his son for their local village team in Oxfordshire.