Chris has over 13 years’ experience specialising in non-contentious construction law, in particular he has niche specialisms in drafting and negotiating planning obligations; drafting and negotiating land promotion agreements; and advising on the construction aspects of wind turbine projects.

Chris also regularly presents seminars on construction law and construction contracts to people in the construction industry and to members of industry bodies including Constructing Excellence and The Chartered Institute of Building with a focus on making complex issues easier to understand.

  • Construction contractors
  • Developers
  • Renewable energy plants
  • Advising a specialist American sub-contractor in relation to a bespoke sub-contract for the design and construction of four concrete domes required for the storage of biomass fuel as part of the construction of a £100M+ biomass plant at a power station;
  • Drafting and negotiating the construction documentation for the supply and installation of wind turbines including the two highest on-shore wind turbines in England at the time;
  • Advising a developer in relation to the construction of three warehouse and distribution units at a site just off the M62 with a build cost totalling £6.9M;
  • Advising on the development of a new site for the relocation of Hull fruit market as part of a city-wide regeneration scheme and separately advising on a building contract as part of that regeneration scheme;
  • Acting on behalf of a charity for the construction of new buildings at a hospital, to house medical scanners, with a total build cost of £4.4M;
  • Acting for a developer on the construction of 5 separate office buildings at a site on the outskirts of Hull with a total build cost of £10.2M;
  • Advising a developer on the construction of 10 eco-offices and a warehouse building at a site near Hull with a build cost of £3.6M;
  • Acting for a developer in relation to the construction of 9 industrial units with associated infrastructure at a site near Sheffield with a build cost of £2.9M; and
  • Providing general construction advice to national leisure industry clients.

Previous Law Firms

  • Gosschalks Solicitors
  • Masons Solicitors (now Pinsent Masons)



  • York College of Law
  • The University of Leeds

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