Chris Harvey is a Disputes Partner in the UK Litigation and Arbitration Group. Chris's clients include UK clearing and investment banks, commercial lenders, offshore banks, cryptocurrency exchanges, bridging financiers, accountants and multi-national and multi-sector conglomerates.

Chris is recognised as a "Next Generation Partner", a "calm, robust and effective litigator", "exceptional in terms of responsiveness" and someone who "will get to the bottom of a problem in a case before some solicitors have noticed the problem" (Legal 500 2022).

Chris's most recent mandates have included acting for a Big4 accounting firm and UK clearing banks facing claims of conspiracy and fraud, lenders defending class/group actions, derivatives mis-selling and LIBOR manipulation claims, push payment fraud claims (advising both remitting and receiving banks), trade finance disputes, covid-lending claims and claims arising from cryptocurrency transactions.

Chris has a keen interest in ESG disputes, including climate litigation, and cryptocurrency litigation and regulation. He regularly litigates against parties represented by law firms acting under conditional fee agreements who are backed by litigation funders and in claims which attract press attention.

Chris has completed a 7 month secondment in the commercial banking litigation team of a UK clearing bank in a senior lawyer role.