Chris Thompson


Chris is a lawyer in the Construction and Engineering Team. He is experienced in advising clients on construction and engineering disputes, whether at the Pre-Action stage, in Court proceedings or through various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has a wide range of experience acting on claims relating to architects, surveyors, engineers and asbestos contractors.

Chris also has extensive experience of insurance matters, having worked for 8 years at an insurance litigation practice in the City of London. Chris has advised Lloyd’s Syndicate insurers, managing agents and insured professionals on matters including policy coverage and insurance disputes.

  • Acting on behalf of an architectural practice specialising in historic buildings defending a multi-million-pound claim against them by the owners of a Grade II Listed Building.
  • Acting on behalf of an asbestos survey and removal contractor in the defence of a £4 million claim against them by the owners of a residential development.
  • Acting on behalf of a structural engineer in the defence of a multi-million-pound claim arising out of the failure of poured concrete slabs across numerous buildings on a large business park.
  • Advising a Lloyd’s Syndicate insurer on insurance coverage issues arising out of a series of claims made against a structural engineer, totalling in excess of £10 million, following the structural failure of numerous commercial premises across the UK.