Christopher Spratt


Christopher is a company law and commercial litigation specialist with over twenty years advocacy experience, following two years spent with a City law firm.

He is regularly instructed on high-value property, insolvency, employment, personal injury and professional negligence claims.

Representative Cases

  • Clearview International Ltd & Ors v PWH.Com Ltd & Ors [2008] EWHC 1494 (Ch) (27 June 2008) – Instructed as lead counsel in a fifteen-day trial in the Chancery Division of the High Court. Issues included: freezing orders, formation and construction of a contract; commercial opportunities; database rights; joint venture; economic torts; breach of confidentiality; company law matters, including: directors’ duties, derivative actions, meetings and resolutions: View decision
  • Layland v Fairview New Homes [2002] EWHC 1350 (Ch), [2003] BR 20, [2002] CILL 1898 – challenging the adverse conclusion of a single joint expert
  • Currencies Direct v Ellis [2002] EWCA 779 – ss330, 341 and 342 Companies Act 1985, that payments made to a company director had been remuneration rather than a loan
  • Younas v Chief Constable of Hampshire [2002] EWCA Civ 1936- that the Employment Appeal Tribunal should give reasons for rejecting any grounds of appeal whether to grant an appellant permission to proceed to a full hearing and should expressly state when an appeal was to proceed on all the grounds raised

Professional Associations

Professional Negligence Bar Association
Property Bar Association


Christopher Spratt is an independent self-employed barrister registered with the Bar Standards Board of England (ref. no 21830); whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales which code can be found at; has full professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited (ref BM 2930/063) (details of the world-wide cover are provided at; is registered for VAT (reg. no. 523 0233 02); and can be contacted during chambers opening hours by telephone at 02074045055 or by e-mail at