Edwin Coe LLP is extremely proud to announce that its previous Senior and Managing Partner, Christopher Berry, has reached the impressive milestone of 50 years’ service with the firm. Christopher joined Edwin Coe in 1964, becoming a partner in 1973, and was the firm’s Senior and Managing Partner from 2003 to 2013.

David Greene, Senior Partner for Edwin Coe, comments: “We are delighted to celebrate this significant anniversary with Chris, who has unrivalled practice experience and has been a huge part of the history of Edwin Coe. He continues to contribute to the growth of the firm which is now one of the UK top 150 law firms.”

When in full time practice, Christopher was a licensed Insolvency Practitioner and for many years he sat as a Crown Court and County Court Recorder, and on the Disciplinary and Regulatory Committees of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

He is now a Consultant to the firm and sits as an Arbitrator, often nominated to act by the President of the Law Society. He remains a Chartered Arbitrator. He is regularly consulted in relation to specialist questions arising in relation to Bankruptcy, Directors personal liability issues and commercial litigation generally.

Christopher’s achievements include the following:

  • Crown Court Recorder, for 13 years
  • Member of the Joint Insolvency Committee of the Law Society (jointly with Bar and DTI)
  • Chartered Arbitrator for 25 years
  • Assistant Boundary Commissioner (re changes in Parliamentary boundaries)
  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner for 25 years
  • Chairman – Sports Dispute Resolution Panels
  • Member of the Appeals, Regulatory and Disciplinary Committees of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants for 10 years
  • Joint author of three editions of Butterworth’s standard textbook on Personal Insolvency
  • Secretary and Vice President of London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • Board Member of the Solicitors Benevolent Association
  • Law Society Nominee on the Court of Appeal Users Committee
  • Author and Editor of Halsbury’s Laws and Atkins Court Forms on Bankruptcy
  • Law Society Nominee on the Insolvency Court Users Committee
  • School Governor of two large private schools
  • Member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee
  • Chairman, Warman Sports Trust (Bromley RFC, Hayes CC and Hayes LTC)

For further information on this news release, please contact:

Tanya Byrne
Head of Business Development and Marketing
T: +44 (0)20 7691 4173

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