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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
Practice Areas
  • Business & Commercial
  • Property
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Insolvency
  • Employment & Discrimination
Call: 1986
Qualifications: LLB (Hons)

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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 www.barstandardsboard.org.uk; 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 www.barmutual.co.uk); 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 clerks@9stonebuildings.com.
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