Christopher Wright started his legal career being called to the bar in 1975, and acted as Counsel in a range of commercial, construction and corporate legal disputes. Chris worked for a wide range of clients, including some in the public sector and so was well placed for subsequent in-house appointments working in the construction industry. Chris started his own firm (Christopher Wright & Co) in 1995, and has regularly advised and represented clients in building and construction law and international resource projects. He is familiar with JCT, NEC, FIDIC, IChemE, AIPN and other industry standard contracts.
Chris is also is able to assist with more general contractual and employment problems, and general commercial and business matters.
Chris has expertise in resolving disputes and is a member of the TeCSA (Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association) Adjudication panel. He is a CEDR (Centre for Dispute Resolution) trained Mediator. Chris has undertaken the advanced training of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), and is a member of DRBF. He is available to serve on Dispute Avoidance Boards (DABs) and Dispute Resolution Boards (DRBs).
Chris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a member of TeCSA and of the Society of Construction Law, and is currently the Secretary of the Oil and Gas Branch of the Arbitration Club. He is also a member of the International Bar Association and the Employment Lawyers Association.
Chris occasionally lectures at South Bank University on construction projects. Chris regularly acts as a judge in the UK rounds of the Jessup moot competition.