Chris joined Wollen Michelmore in 1986 and became a partner in 1992. Initially specialising in commercial litigation he became the firm’s Managing Partner in 1999 and he is now Wollen Michelmore’s Chief Executive. Chris has specialist expertise in licensing and gambling work and in the field of commercial contract drafting.
Chris is the Honorary Secretary of the Devon and Somerset Law Society and a past President of the Devon and Exeter Law Society. In March 2016 he was awarded the Leader/Law Manager of the Year at the inaugural Devon and Somerset Law Society awards. Chris is also the immediate past Chair of the Law Society’s Law Management Section and continues to sit on the LMS Committee.
Chris has a keen interest in the tourism industry of the English Riviera and Devon generally. He is the former Chair of the English Riviera Tourism Company and now sits on the board of the English Riviera BID. Chris is a member of the Executive Board of the Torbay Business Forum, and a member of the Devon and Cornwall Committee of Somerset County Cricket Club.
In Chris’ leisure time he is an enthusiastic follower of football (supporting West Ham United and Torquay United) and cricket (being President of South Devon Cricket Club), and also enjoys gin tasting!