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.

Recent personal experience

  • 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.

Key dates: LLB (Hons) Law, University of Liverpool, 2003; Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Bloomsbury, 2005; Qualified as a Solicitor 2009.

Career: Taylor Wessing, WBS, Joined IBB in 2018



Team Construction and Engineering Based Capital Court - Uxbridge