Chris Potts Partner

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Contact Details

Chris leads the Commercial Litigation team in the Thames Valley. He handles complex commercial and corporate disputes, often in multiple jurisdictions. His practice includes substantial fraud/breach of duty claims.

Main areas of practice

Chris' main areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate disputes
  • Fraud
  • Contract disputes.


He deals with a variety of companies and their shareholders, as well as insolvency practitioners.

Significant experience

Shareholder disputes: Chris has many years of experience in dealing with the affairs of companies, particularly disputes between shareholders, which often involve addressing a person's status as a shareholder, director and employee. He also works closely with corporate lawyers.

Company disputes: Deals with substantial disputes arising from the sale and purchase of companies, in particular warranty claims and disputes over earn out.

Fraud: Substantial experience in fraud and breach of duty claims, often involving worldwide freezing injunctions. In a recent case over £10 million of assets were recovered.

Other expertise

Other disputes: Experience of litigation (High Court and Court of Appeal), arbitration and mediation.

Insolvency: Deals with aspects of insolvency law as it relates to companies.


Articles by Chris

Litigation Funding case study

Case study

Our team of Litigation experts were instructed by the Liquidator of an English company. Red the full case study here to find out more.

Happier families


A look at how families setting up and managing businesses can better protect themselves from potential disputes.

Pension liberation fraud


We look at the recent rise in reported cases in the UK of fraudsters targeting pensions.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Breach of jurisdiction clause – High Court protects company and affiliate by way of anti-suit injunction

A High Court decision highlights how Courts may construe parties' intentions when interpreting jurisdiction clauses in contracts, as well as the protection that can be afforded by way of anti-suit injunctions.Ben Clark explains the impact this will have.

Director disqualification and failure to comply

Our expert explains the Director Disqualification Act and what happens if a disqualified director doesn't apply with the Act.

Court rules are (not) made to be broken

The Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" defamation case in 2013 was well known for the political furore. Within legal circles, the case was a stark example of the court losing patience with people, and their lawyers, ignoring the rules.

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016

Guide: Our workplace mediation service

Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?

Recovering outstanding berthing fees – a guide for marinas and boatyards

Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.