Chris is Mercers’ Managing Partner and Head of the Litigation/Dispute Resolution department.
Chris read law at Exeter University and qualified as a solicitor in 1977. He trained and then worked as a qualified solicitor initially at Macfarlanes, a large city of London firm, before joining Mercers in 1980. He became a partner in 1981 and Managing Partner in 2004.
He specialises in the following areas:
- Property Disputes. Recent disputes concern the benefits/burden of restrictive covenants, boundaries, rights of way and easements of parking.
- Landlord and Tenant disputes including possession claims in relation to both residential and commercial properties on the grounds of tenant breaches. Chris is also experienced in dealing with Administrators/Receivers following the insolvency of the Tenant.
- Personal Injury claims involving serious injuries at work, public liability claims against hotels, restaurants, cruise companies and local authorities and road traffic accident claims.
- General contract commercial litigation to include disputes with Banks over guarantees and the duty of care owed by Banks to their customers.
What clients have said about Chris
“Chris thank you so much. You didn’t miss a thing – I really am so grateful”
– Mrs G – Berkshire
“Thank you so much for everything you’ve done, and for all the hard bargaining you’ve endured on my behalf through the past year or so. I cannot tell you just how much your help has been appreciated”
– Mrs S of Berks
“I would like to say how very pleased I was with all Chris Bowler’s help during a very difficult time”
– Mr T of Berks
“On the few occasions I have needed litigation assistance, I have always found Mercers to be efficient and professional. Each time I have needed their service has resulted in a positive outcome. I have no hesitation using Mercers in the future”