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Christopher R Parker QC

Call: 1984 | Silk: 2008

Overview

Chris specialises in commercial chancery and business disputes with an emphasis on company law (particularly shareholder disputes and claims for breach of fiduciary duty), fraud, asset recovery, insolvency, professional negligence and trusts litigation.

A large proportion of Chris' practice is international. He was called to the BVI Bar in 2006 and regularly appears there. He has also acted in cases in the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai (registered with the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts), Hong Kong, Guernsey, Jersey and in the Caribbean Court of Justice.

 

Chris also appears as an advocate in arbitrations, whether they be ad hoc or under the rules of international bodies (such as LCIA).

Chris is currently recommended as a leading Silk in Legal 500 for Company & Partnership, and in Chambers UK Bar Guide for Offshore, Restructuring/Insolvency and Company.

Terms of Business 

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Christopher will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Christopher accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

“A man with a brilliant legal mind who offers decisive and proactive advice.” (2022)

Chambers UK
Company

“He has a high-profile, high-quality practice in the BVI and Cayman Islands.” (2022)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“Christopher really cuts through to the heart of the dispute quickly and is not afraid to make punchy points. He's very impressive on his feet and is good with clients.” (2022)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“A strong work ethic combined with an incredible intellect.” (2021)

Legal 500
Company & Partnership

Expertise

Overview

  • Ming Siu Hung v JF Ming Inc. [2021] UKPC 1 (buy-out order on unfair prejudice application);
  • Bilta (UK) Ltd v NatWest Markets Plc [2020] EWHC 546 (Ch) (dishonest assistance: MTIC fraud);
  • Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd (In Liquidation) v Fielding [2018] UKSC 14; [2018] 2 WLR 885;
  • Chen v Ng PC (BVI) [2017] UKPC 27; [2018] 1 P & CR DG2 (failure to put case);
  • Jetivia SA v Bilta (UK) Ltd (In Liquidation) [2015] UKSC 23; [2016] 1 AC1 (attribution/s213 of IA 1986). 

Directory quotes

Chambers UK
Company

“A man with a brilliant legal mind who offers decisive and proactive advice.” (2022)

Chambers UK
Company

“Christopher is very approachable, a fantastic advocate and someone who is great with clients” (2021)

Chambers UK
Company

“Excellent on his feet and good at coming up with solutions to complex problems. He is both proactive and decisive.” (2020)

 

Chambers UK
Company

“He has a brilliant legal mind, and provides proactive and decisive advice.” (2019)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“He has a high-profile, high-quality practice in the BVI and Cayman Islands.” (2022)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“He is very good and works very hard.” (2021)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“A very clever and sophisticated lawyer.” (2020)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“Very intelligent, articulate and well organised.” (2019)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“He's both hard-working and very good.” (2019)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“Christopher Parker is very sharp-witted, terrifyingly bright and someone who gives great, no-nonsense advice." "A man of excellent intellect, he is able to deal with the most complicated of fraud and insolvency claims.” (2018)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“He is a robust and forceful advocate who carries the court with him. He is not afraid of making big judgement calls and he gets them right.” (2017)

Chambers UK
Offshore

“He is frighteningly intelligent and sees the commercial realities of the situation immediately.” (2016)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“Christopher really cuts through to the heart of the dispute quickly and is not afraid to make punchy points. He's very impressive on his feet and is good with clients.” (2022)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“A very good courtroom advocate - persuasive and tenacious." "He's cerebral, very clever and formidable in court.” (2021)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“He has a brilliant legal mind, provides proactive advice and is a formidable advocate." "Chris is tenacious and concise. He is also reliable and responsive and has the ability to inspire total confidence from the client.” (2020)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“He has an exceptional mind and quickly cuts through detail to give robust advice." "He is an excellent barrister and is great on his feet in the courtroom.” (2019)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“He has an excellent intellect and is able to deal with the most complicated of fraud and insolvency claims." "He is very clever and is an exceptional appeal advocate." "He has a formidable legal mind and gives decisive and proactive advice.” (2018)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“He's very clever and an exceptional appeal advocate." "A formidable opponent with an engaging court manner.” (2017)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“He is a super-bright and very commercial QC. Clients really like him because he explains things in a very simple way.” (2016)

Chambers UK
Restructuring/Insolvency

“A strong advocate who can be relied upon to perform well in high-pressure situations.” (2016)

Legal 500
Company & Partnership

“A strong work ethic combined with an incredible intellect.” (2021)

Legal 500
Company & Partnership

“Extremely intelligent, vast experience, analytical mind.” (2020)

Legal 500
Company & Partnership

“Specialises in shareholder disputes and claims for breach of fiduciary duty.” (2018)

Legal 500
Company & Partnership

“Well regarded in the Supreme Court.” (2017)

Legal 500
Company & Partnership

“He has very technical knowledge, and is extremely competent.” (2016)

Memberships

  • LA
  • PNBA
  • ChBA
  • COMBAR
  • CFLA

Qualifications

  • Keble College
  • Oxford (Jurisprudence 1st class) MA
  • BCL
  • LLM (Illinois)
  • LLM (Harvard)

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Christopher R Parker QC

Call: 1984 | Silk: 2008

cparker@maitlandchambers.com

“A man with a brilliant legal mind who offers decisive and proactive advice.” (2022)

Chambers UK

Company

Overview

Chris specialises in commercial chancery and business disputes with an emphasis on company law (particularly shareholder disputes and claims for breach of fiduciary duty), fraud, asset recovery, insolvency, professional negligence and trusts litigation.

A large proportion of Chris' practice is international. He was called to the BVI Bar in 2006 and regularly appears there. He has also acted in cases in the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai (registered with the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts), Hong Kong, Guernsey, Jersey and in the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Chris also appears as an advocate in arbitrations, whether they be ad hoc or under the rules of international bodies (such as LCIA).

Chris is currently recommended as a leading Silk in Legal 500 for Company & Partnership, and in Chambers UK Bar Guide for Offshore, Restructuring/Insolvency and Company.

Terms of Business 

The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Christopher will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Christopher accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.

Memberships

  • LA
  • PNBA
  • ChBA
  • COMBAR
  • CFLA

Qualifications

  • Keble College
  • Oxford (Jurisprudence 1st class) MA
  • BCL
  • LLM (Illinois)
  • LLM (Harvard)

Notable Cases

  • Ming Siu Hung v JF Ming Inc. [2021] UKPC 1 (buy-out order on unfair prejudice application);
  • Bilta (UK) Ltd v NatWest Markets Plc [2020] EWHC 546 (Ch) (dishonest assistance: MTIC fraud);
  • Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd (In Liquidation) v Fielding [2018] UKSC 14; [2018] 2 WLR 885;
  • Chen v Ng PC (BVI) [2017] UKPC 27; [2018] 1 P & CR DG2 (failure to put case);
  • Jetivia SA v Bilta (UK) Ltd (In Liquidation) [2015] UKSC 23; [2016] 1 AC1 (attribution/s213 of IA 1986).