Chris Millar

Chris specialises in commercial litigation and insolvency.  His clients are varied and many are located overseas. 

His focus is to advise clients on effective dispute resolution covering a broad range of issues e.g. from shareholder disputes, contractual claims, professional negligence claims to debt/asset recovery. 

Chris advises many insolvency practitioners and other clients on all aspects of insolvency-related issues, and has become an acknowledged expert in the field of “phoenix companies”. 

He is a member of R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals) and The British Institute of International and Comparative Law.  He is a contributing author to “Enforcement of Money Judgments” and “Attachment of Earnings” published by Juris Publishing in the US. 

Recent cases include:

•  The recovery of high value assets in Switzerland and Belgium on behalf of a trustee in bankruptcy.

•  A claim in excess of £10,000,000 against a European bank by a Mexican national.

•  Two Court of Appeal decisions regarding Sections 216/217 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

•  Acting for a number of shareholders in respect of unfair prejudice petitions and derivative claims. 


Chris became Senior Partner in July 2015.

More Knowledge
Watch out for sting in the tail for shared ownership with family members

Before going into shared ownership with any family members, just make sure you are not setting yourself a trap for later on - as one family nearly found out.


As well as credit checks, should more companies be running mental health checks?

Affordability is a key issue when it comes to any transactions or financial contracts. Whilst an applicant may be sound on paper, there are no personal or medical references needed, but why is that important?

When family feuds go wrong: Can I leave my son out of my will?

You’d be surprised how often I get asked questions like this in my profession, but whilst leaving a family member out of a will is a difficult moral dilemma, there might be other things to consider - or it could just come back to haunt you.

The Bank of Mum and Dad

It's a good time to sell. Demand for properties amongst buyers is currently exceeding supply meaning properties in the South East are selling quickly and often at, or even above, asking price. The availability of lending to First Time Buyers (FTBs) continues to improve and with lenders offering FTBs incentives such as paying their Stamp Duty Land Tax bill, more young people will be enticed to take their first step onto the property ladder.

Commercial Leases and Break Clauses

In 2014, we reported on the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Marks & Spencer PLC v BNP Paribas Securities Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd (BNP Paribas). Following this, Marks & Spencer PLC were allowed by the Supreme Court to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal to not grant them a refund of the rent they had paid past the break date of the lease.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Private Rented Property

If you are a Landlord of domestic and/or non-domestic private rented property and the Energy Efficiency Rating of that property (shown on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)) is F or G, then this article is relevant to you.


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