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Chris resolves disputes for businesses and individuals involved in a range of commercial, civil and Chancery problems. A solicitor since 2010, and solicitor-advocate since 2014, Chris has spent the last 8 years fighting cases against the largest of institutions and including novel issues.
As a former solicitor Chris has a pragmatic and efficient approach to litigation and his advice and representation reflects this. He is able to assist at every stage from the initial assessment all the way to trial and enforcement.
Chris is particularly interested in one of the most difficult problems an individual or small business can face – a dispute with their professional advisers – these are unlike other commercial disputes as there is a huge imbalance in information between a client and their adviser and specialist advice is vital.
Chris’ most recent work has had him take three major investment mis-selling cases to the High Court as solicitor, Adams v Carey (decision awaited), Jackson v Leslie & Nuding and Worthing v Lloyds. Chris has successfully resolved far more cases before trial, deploying mediation and negotiation skills effectively and strategically.
Before the interest rate hedging product scandal broke, Chris was pursuing one of the first cases. Following this Chris has taken on many cases against financial professionals.
Chris is particularly proficient in cases against solicitors having worked as a solicitor for many years, he can efficiently advise on merits and options and the most effective route to redress.
Before specialising in professional negligence work Chris dealt with a broad range of commercial cases from a defective yacht, to commercial landlord issues and mis-selling of foreign property.
Chris accepts instruction across the range of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on:
Chris is always keen to assist in cases where individuals have suffered serious injury and has particular experience of travel accident cases involving issues of choice of law, choice of jurisdiction and the practicalities of successfully pursuing a foreign insurer or defendant and recovering compensation.
As a solicitor through the costs regime revolution, Chris is well-placed to deal with contested Costs & Case Management Conferences and interlocutory hearings.
Masters in Electronic & Microelectronic Systems Engineering, UMIST, 2005
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2006
Admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor, 2010
Higher Courts Advocate (Civil), 2014
Called to the Bar by Middle Temple, 2018
Chris has his own website www.chrishegarty.com containing a range of regularly updated resources, articles and case studies with a particular focus on financial services related disputes.
Chris is qualified to receive instructions direct from businesses, professionals and members of the public.