Chris Charlesworth

Chris has spent over 25 years dealing with a range of commercial disputes. His experience includes; contracts for the supply of goods and services, construction issues, intellectual property matters, share owner and partnership fall outs, restrictive covenant and other employment contract claims.

He has represented clients in the High and County Courts in Leeds, Manchester and London (including; Mercantile, Chancery, ‘Intellectual Property and Enterprise’) and is an experienced advocate with a keen interest in legal costs.

Chris regularly advises client regarding injunctions and other emergency remedies and has also been involved in health and safety and other regulatory issues.

He regularly advises clients regarding alternative dispute procedures including; mediation, expert determination and direct negotiation.

Chris' approach is client focused, with an emphasis on finding cost effective and proportionate solutions. He is a regular speaker on commercial contract issues to industry groups.

Chris has also  worked overseas, including, Switzerland, Spain and the Isle of Man.

Who he works for:

Well known PLCs, and large and smaller enterprises, involved in a range of sectors, including;


“Chris absorbs the detail and sets out clear options and recommendations”. John Quinn, Owner Westminster Controls Ltd

“Chris brings a high level of skill, experience and sheer hard work which make him exceptional” Peter Hunt, CEO Wastecare Group Ltd

“Our success was down largely down to the fact that Chris knew his stuff better than the lawyer on the other side” John Graham, MD at DSS Automatic Doors Ltd

“London quality at Leeds prices” Clifford Herbertson, owner Paradigm Global Partners.

"Chris is a knowledgeable and highly engaging speaker, with the ability to educate and entertain." Simon Jones, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Practice Areas

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“Chris has a mental ability that quickly processes detail and returns a response that shows not only his legal prowess, but also a pragmatic and commercially astute mind. He cuts to the chase with little drama” Rob Pratt, Owner at the Other Person

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