Christopher Boardman

Call: 1995

Education: LLM (London)

Languages: Fluent in French

Practice specialisms:


Tel: 020 7831 6381 (Ext. 465)

Christopher's clerks:
Gary Collins
Harrison Killick

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Chris Boardman is a leading junior practising in commercial, company and insolvency law. His practice involves complex business disputes involving:

  • Franchise and distributorship agreements
  • Electricity and gas projects
  • Lending and security instruments
  • Company acquisitions
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Derivative actions
  • S459/994 petitions
  • Capital issues
  • Dividends
  • Corporate rescues
  • Liquidations and bankruptcies
  • Asset recovery

What others say

Chris Boardman is recommended as a leading insolvency junior by Chambers UK and Legal 500. He is also recommended for commercial litigation by Legal 500 2013. The directories highlight: 

His practice is based on insolvency law and general company and commercial litigation. Expertise: "He is an excellent advocate, who is very focused on putting forward the best case for his clients. He is excellent tactically and always makes the right call on cases." (Chancery: commercial - Chambers UK 2014)

Praised by solicitors as an extremely useful adviser and a highly adept advocate. He regularly represents clients in a range of insolvency matters before the Chancery Division, and is experienced in handling cases with an offshore element. Expertise: "Conscientious and fantastic to work with." "Highly intelligent, he shows incredible attention to detail and is a skilled advocate." Recent work: acted for the Portsmouth Supporters' Trust in an opposed application by the administrators to sell the club's business and assets. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2014 and Chambers Global 2014)

Christopher Boardman is "completely unflappable", and is noted for his "superb cross-examination and advocacy skills". (Commercial litigation - Legal 500 2013)

Recommended juniors include the "user-friendly and commercial" Christopher Boardman... (Insolvency - Legal 500 2013)

One source was keen to sing the praises of Christopher Boardman because "he's a very robust individual in court, and if you need someone to fight your corner he's a good advocate to have". He represents creditors, stakeholders and officeholders in complex, cross-border insolvencies. (Restructuring/Insolvency – Chambers UK 2013 and Chambers Global 2013)

Christopher Boardman is a ‘go-to man for substantial insolvency disputes’. (Insolvency - Legal 500 2012)

Sources praise Christopher Boardman as a barrister "who has the whole package of skills". His "strategic judgement in court is excellent, as is his written work and drafting". His recent matters include acting for the liquidators of the Super Aguri Formula One team. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2012 and Chambers Global 2012)

Among the leading juniors, Christopher Boardman is exceptional at cross-examination; ... (Insolvency - Legal 500 2011)

Christopher Boardman is a tenacious advocate, who puts up a tremendous fight for his clients. He wins praise alongside... (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2011)

Christopher Boardman is recommended "if you have a difficult corner to fight". (Insolvency - Legal 500 2010)

A "confident and relaxed advocate", Christopher Boardman is highly regarded for his "incisive advice and sound analysis of complicated situations". His outstanding courtroom abilities are highlighted and he is recommended for "difficult struggles that require real fighting skills". (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2010)

Christopher Boardman is "a really safe pair of hands". (Insolvency - Legal 500 2009)

Garnering much positive feedback this year, Chris Boardman is many people's number-one barrister. Viewed as "almost faultless", he impresses as "a bullish advocate who's superb on his feet". Peers describe him as "bright, commercial and focused on what needs to be done in order to get a result". He is especially popular with clients, who find him "unstuffy and excellent when it comes to technical knowledge, with the ability to run a complicated case". (Chambers UK 2009)

The "extremely impressive" Christopher Boardman is "seen as up-and-coming" here. (Insolvency - Legal 500 2008)

According to peers, Christopher Boardman is "very bright and likeable", and such is his advocacy style that peers also find him "all too easy to listen to - he has the ear of the court". (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2008)

... and Christopher Boardman who is "technically excellent and good on his feet". (Insolvency - Legal 500 2007)

Christopher Boardman is another who is "excellent on his feet". He has had "some amazing victories", one example being his successful opposition of an administration application made by the directors of Re Southern Cross Limited. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2007)

One interviewee viewed Christopher Boardman's entry into a case as "akin to the cavalry arriving". He has "good analytical skills" and is "excellent on his feet". (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2006)

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