Christopher Green

Chris undertakes a broad range of civil work with particular expertise and experience in commercial, employment, insolvency and property law.

Prior to joining Chambers, Chris appeared as a “solicitor’s agent”, attending over 5,500 cases in the County Court and the Royal Courts of Justice in property, insolvency, consumer credit, contract and debt recovery matters. He also regularly appeared in the Employment Tribunal and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in both the Residential Property and Land Registration divisions. He has successfully appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Chris was also part of the design team that prepared a bid for infrastructure work of national importance and, upon that bid succeeding, worked alongside planning consultants, environmental specialists and a wider legal team preparing for the planning inquiry.

Clients have commented that he is committed, has a keen eye for detail, is always willing to assist and possesses a can-do attitude. He is commercially aware and is adept at identifying viable solutions to problems.


  • “Thanks Chris – great result! Have a good weekend too.” JK – Partner – 19/4/2024 
  • “Thanks Chris.  This is a great result.” AL – Partner – 8/4/2024

  • “Many thanks for this, I really appreciate the quick turn around.…

    Thank you for your review and guidance on this!

    I know it is going to be a tough application to get over the line….

    Thanks again, and have a lovely weekend!” NM – Solicitor / Partner – 22/3/2024

  • “In my dealings with Mr Green, I have found him to be reliable, professional and approachable. I have been impressed with his legal knowledge and his ability to quickly identify and understand the relevant issues involved in complex matters. He always communicates clearly and promptly.

    He conveys a sense of calm and I have felt confident in his abilities and that he will do the best for the client.” JM – Solicitor – 24/2/2021

  • “Mr Green has been appearing before me for many years.

His case preparation is excellent. He has a full command of the paperwork and it is clear as soon as he starts presenting the case that he has prepared the case with great thought for exactly what is required in the particular circumstances of the hearing.

He is an analytical, adaptable, flexible, courteous and persuasive advocate. He focuses on what is relevant and easily distinguishes between the facts and the law. He is fluent and stylish.

He copes very well with interruptions and comments by the judge.

He is respectful and at the same time determined. I have never seen him lost for words or flustered. He is calm and measured. He understands what the judge needs to know, and that is an essential skill of an advocate.” District Judge LC – Judge – 25/3/2021


  • University of Durham – BA with honours in History, 2:1
  • BPP Law School, London – Graduate Diploma in Law
  • BPP Law School, London – Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent


Outside of work, Chris tries to keep active, playing in the front row in rugby, and participating in endurance competitions abroad. He has completed triathlons in New York, Vichy and the UK as well as an Ironman 70.3 in Budapest. He enjoys travelling with his recent trips being to Austria, Portugal and Cuba. To relax he listens to music from a variety of genres including classical, hip-hop and rock, and he cooks a variety of cuisines, his favourites being Indian and Japanese.


Chris is an experienced and trusted employment practitioner. He has regularly appeared in multi-day Employment Tribunal cases and he has experience in unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistle-blowing, maternity / paternity rights, monetary claims and enforcement of covenants. He appeared in a a ten day unfair dismissal and discrimination claim involving an NHS Trust, their 6 witnesses (up to and including the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust) and serious allegations including fraud. He has also successfully appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Prior to joining Chambers, Chris assisted an employment barrister and gained experience in discrimination, equal pay and TUPE cases.

In his own right and more recently, he has:

– Appeared on behalf of the employee in a claim seeking repayment of training costs made by a planning and construction employer (November 2023);

– Successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of a care worker in a case involving unfair dismissal and discrimination claims which also had regulatory and criminal elements providing practical and sensible advice to allow the client to progress her objectives (November 2023);

– Represented a care worker in claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination arising from disability and indirect discrimination flowing from the passing of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (June and December 2023); and

– Successfully represented a care worker over the course of two weeks in her claims for victimisation  obtaining a judgment of over £10,000 (March and September 2022).

Chris has appeared in a number of cases involving care workers and nurses (typically acting for the employee) as well as cases emanating from the transport / haulage and education sectors (typically acting for the employer).

Chris has considerable knowledge and expertise in relation to property matters. This includes:


Chris has successfully appeared in multi-track cases concerning the beneficial interest relating to property in shared ownership. He has experience of unusual common intention constructive trust / proprietary estoppel cases beyond the ‘usual’ husband and wife / romantic partners extending to cases of siblings, cases concerning probate and contested wills. For example in December 2023, Chris acted for two brothers in their claims against their sister’s partner (following the sister’s passing) relating to a property purchased by their parents and which was the subject of wills, a trust and transfers. 


Chris has regularly been instructed in landlord and tenant, mortgage and trespass cases both in the County Court and the High Court. He is adept at identifying, avoiding or mitigating common pitfalls encountered in such claims.

He has experience in advising on, drafting and appearing in disrepair claims.

Leasehold and service charges

He has frequently represented parties in service charge disputes and related applications such as applications for dispensation from section 20 consultation and the appointment of managers. He also has expertise in leasehold enfranchisement and extension having appeared in both the First Tier Tribunal and the County Court in such matters.

Chris has commercial expertise covering all stages of a company’s existence. He has advised on articles of association and memoranda of association at one end to appearing and advising on restoration applications at the other end. In addition to his employment experience (please see above), he has experience relating to rectification from misstatement or omission relating to a charge and extending time for charges.

Chris has been instructed in numerous commercial disputes including breach of contract, misrepresentation and Consumer Credit Act claims. He has particular expertise in dealing with cases alleging the existence of fiduciary duties, breaches thereof, secret or ‘half-secret’ commissions as well as allegations of an unfair relationship with a finance company under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

Given his previous experience, Chris is particularly able to give practical advice that reflects the commercial realities as well as the legal position. He is often successful in finding alternatives when a preferred option or course is unavailable or unwise.

Chris accepts instructions in relation to both individual and corporate insolvency. As a solicitor’s agent, Chris attended in excess of 450 hearings relating to individual or corporate insolvency.

Chris has considerable insolvency experience relating to individuals in both the County Court and the High Court including: applications to set aside statutory demands, bankruptcy hearings relating to both creditors’ petitions and debtors’ petitions, applications to annul, applications to suspend discharge and trustees’ applications for possession and sale. Chris has appeared in relation to numerous petitions presented by HMRC and has dealt with petitions involving a notice of opposition.

In relation to corporate insolvency, he has experience of winding up applications including substitution of the petitioning creditor. He also has experience in more unusual applications. For example, he has appeared in the High Court seeking validation orders under section 127 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and permission to be a director under section 216 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (phoenix company permission).

Chris has received instructions in Stage 3 disposals, credit hire road traffic accident cases and approval hearings.  He also has experience in fatal accident claims and he has appeared before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal.

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