Bishop & Sewell

Chris is a Partner in the Landlord & Tenant team

Chris is a leading practitioner in residential leasehold  property law and regularly advises both landlords and tenants in complicated collective enfranchisement and lease extension claims.

In addition to acting for HNW individuals and large groups of tenants in coordinated applications for lease extensions and collective claims, Chris has developed a niche practice in acting for leaseholders in applications for new leases from the Crown, advising and acting for leaseholders in claims to acquire the freehold where the landlord is absent under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and acquiring interests where the crown has disclaimed their interest in the building following dissolution of a limited company.

Added to significant advisory experience acting for clients including companies post enfranchisement in dealing with management of large blocks of flats Chris has a wide ranging client base encompassing individuals, corporates, developers and high net worth individuals.

Chris has been published in the Guardian and the Times in relation to Leasehold Reform matters and other industry related publications.

An approachable and friendly face Chris is well known in the sector as a safe pair of hands with practical and technical experience. Chris jointly heads the firm’s Landlord & Tenant department focusing on leasehold reform matters.



  • The Law Society
  • Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners

About Me

Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, music, cooking and trying to get (and stay) fit.