Chris Potts Partner
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
- Contract disputes.
He deals with a variety of companies and their shareholders, as well as insolvency practitioners.
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 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
Our team of Litigation experts were instructed by the Liquidator of an English company. Red the full case study here to find out more.
A look at how families setting up and managing businesses can better protect themselves from potential disputes.
We look at the recent rise in reported cases in the UK of fraudsters targeting pensions.
Related Knowledge & Resources
The High Court has recently provided guidance on a good faith clause in a contract with respect to a claim involving the use of a contracting party's data in the context of establishing a competing business.
Non-compete clause unenforceable as it included a restriction on holding a minor shareholding in a competing business
Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft them carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo.
A High Court master has recently given extensive guidance in the case of Dring v Cape Distribution Ltd and others  on the right of an interested non-party to access court documents.
Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016
Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?
Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.