Pump Court Chambers

Christopher Wilkins

Call: 1993

Instructing Christopher Wilkins

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Christopher Wilkins’s practice covers a broad range of chancery, commercial and property related work, including professional negligence and insolvency. He also has considerable experience of minority shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions and finance related litigation having been instructed in a number of cases relating to interest rate hedging products, tax avoidance schemes and other failed investments.

He is recognised in the Legal 500 2019 as a Leading Junior in the Commercial, Banking, Insolvency, Chancery and Property categories and is described as being approachable with a can-do manner, very good at reassuring clients, a straightforward and direct advocate who always understands the commercial drivers of a dispute and calm under pressure.

Christopher’s recent cases include:

  • High Court proceedings challenging the enforcement of an adjudicator’s award; 4MA Ltd (t/a 4M Group) v Nash[2019] 4WL 210
  • High Court proceedings relating to implied easments and the principle of derogation from grant; Andrew Carnegie v James Nolan [2018] 3WL 441
  • High Court proceedings alleging that an auction contract had not been validly rescinded and/or claiming the return of the deposit; Solid Rock Investments UK Ltd -v- Reddy [2016] EWHC 3043 (Ch)
  • Successful strike out of two claims relating to a property investment business.
  • An application for an interim injunction restraining the appointment of a receiver by a developer/option holder.
  • High Court proceedings alleging breach of contract on the part of a logistics company’s bank in relation to its loan facilities.
  • High Court proceedings seeking rescission of a share sale agreement or damages based on pre-contract misrepresentations.
  • Defending High Court proceedings against members of a Football Club constituted as an unincorporated association in relation to claims for repayment of loans made to the club and security over the club’s land involving issues of authority, allegations of fraud, issues as to the priority of equitable charges and a contested application to sell the club’s land to a third party developer..
  • A claim against solicitors for mis-handling litigation on behalf of a football club.
  • High Court proceedings relating to failed film finance tax avoidance schemes involving allegations of professional negligence and misrepresentation against financial advisors and tax advisors. The proceedings were settled at mediation with the Claimants receiving all of their costs and over 80% of their claims.

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Christopher has been accredited as a mediator by ADR Group since 2008 and has conducted numerous mediations.

Instructing Christopher Wilkins

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If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team.

Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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