Partner Profiles

Chris Carroll

Chris chairs our international relationships board. Having trained with the firm in the late 70s, Chris became Managing Partner in January 2001, completing three terms before he stood down in December 2009. He was then elected Senior Partner with effect from 1 July 2010, a post he held until July 2013 when he reached the firm's partnership retirement age.

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Our International Relationships Board

Whilst all our partners are regularly involved in international matters, our dedicated international relationships board has overall responsibility for all our relationships with overseas firms.

The board comprises Chris Carroll, Andrew Lilley, David Patient, Andrew Gillen and Philip Cheveley. Their long-standing international experience enables us to select and recommend foreign lawyers for any particular transaction, anywhere in the world.

We choose firms based on the quality of the individuals, not just the reputation of the firm, and our relationships with those individuals are constantly strengthened through working, networking and socialising together. The board also carefully monitors every cross-border transaction in which we are involved, and the quality and delivery of service is closely reviewed to ensure that they continue to meet our clients’ requirements.

If you are a client looking for foreign counsel, or a foreign law firm looking to instruct us on an English law matter, please contact any of our international board partners. 

“A fluent cross-border service is possible thanks to the assistance of trusted overseas firms, with the London team acting as a lynchpin in the management of work across jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK