Chris Potts

Contact details

07765 242315

01865 254270


Chris Potts is an excellent and tenacious lawyer.

Legal 500, 2020

Chris leads the Commercial Litigation team in the Thames Valley and London. 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.



Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Chris was a Detective Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police for five years. He then worked for a further five years at a major international law firm in Hong Kong (now JSM Mayer Brown).

He joined Blake Morgan in 2001 and became a partner in 2007.

Contact details

07765 242315

01865 254270


  • Member of the Fraud Advisory Panel

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.

Additional 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.


According to interviewees, Chris Potts "has the ability to very quickly grasp the key aspects of complex cases and drive matters forward." He has experience acting in international fraud claims, as well as shareholder disputes and contentious insolvency mandates.

Chambers and Partners, 2019

Handles complex commercial and corporate disputes, often in multiple jurisdictions. Has particular expertise in the resolution of disputes between shareholders and those arising from the sale and purchase of companies.

Legal 500, 2018

Insights by Chris


23 March - Chris Potts

What should you do if you suspect fraud? This article gives an overview of what recourse you might have as the appointed liquidator or injured party, where a company or...

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13 March - Chris Potts

The consequences of Coronavirus are many and varied, including impacting existing commercial contracts. This article focuses on the position where Coronavirus affects a party's ability to perform their obligations under...

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14 February - Chris Potts

We were instructed by the Liquidator of an English company. Acting on a CFA, claims were commenced for, amongst others, fraudulent trading, misfeasance and breach of duty against the ex-director...

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