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Chris Bishop

Managing Partner

Specialisms / areas of expertise:

Dispute Resolution, Practice Management


Chris has been with Slater Heelis LLP since 1990. In that time, he has gained specialised experience in a wide range of contentious areas.

Chris is responsible for heading the internal management of the firm, overseeing its Business services team.  In 2011 he completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice Management at Manchester University with a Merit.

Whilst Chris has taken on greater management responsibility within the firm, he continues to offer advice on a range of disciplines to both individuals and companies.

Looking to the future, his focus is to ensure we meet the expectations of the firm’s clients whilst developing the firm to meet the demands of the rapidly-changing legal marketplace.  Over the last 2 years he has overseen a number of lateral hires and mergers.

Chris is also:-

Governor – Cornell 6th form college
Director – Quarantine theatre company
Trustee – HUGS

Out of office work he loves sports (participating and watching Man City), walking, the arts and live music. He’s also been a strict vegetarian for most of his adult life.

Chris is recognised as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory.



What my client says about me

Chris Bishop and Tom Christie have given myself kind words and sensible unreserved advice to my many questions which has, without a doubt, speeded up the progress, thus reducing costs, a refreshing change and very much appreciated.

You are indeed a credit to your profession.

The good will engendered is of estimable value.  Thank you both so much