Butcher, Christopher QC
Christopher Butcher is a leading silk, with a wide-ranging commercial practice.
Specialisms include insurance and reinsurance, banking and finance, professional negligence, jurisdiction and conflict of laws, arbitration, general commercial litigation, shipping and credit and credit hire disputes.
Christopher Butcher was Chambers and Partners Insurance Silk of the Year in 2008.
His practice is centred on advocacy, but also involves a substantial advisory element. In recent years he has presented cases in the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Privy Council and the Court of Appeal, as well as the High Court. Butcher is increasingly retained as an appellate advocate.
He has been involved in significant hearings taking place in other jurisdictions, in particular in Bermuda, Singapore and the Cayman Islands.
Butcher regularly appears in arbitrations, and the law of arbitration is one of his particular specialisations.
In addition, Butcher accepts appointments as arbitrator, including under LCIA Rules.
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