Varied perspectives help us to build constructive working relationships.

Chris Hoyer Millar, Associate at Penningtons Manches


Chris is a senior associate in the London commercial dispute resolution team. He qualified into commercial litigation having trained with Manches and has a particular interest in IP litigation. Prior to becoming a solicitor, Chris was a staff reporter on the Evening Standard, where he specialised in investigative reporting, covering the Damilola Taylor inquiry, the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and carried out a number of undercover investigations.

He has worked on both the High Court trial and appeal of the trade mark and passing off dispute between the estate agency, Fine & Country Ltd & Ors v Okotoks Ltd & Ors [2012] EWCH 2230 (Ch).

He writes regularly for Commercial Litigation Journal and Solicitors Journal.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting the team acting for the defendant in a trade mark infringement case brought against a major estate agency business, Fine & Country Ltd.
  • Acting for a well-known Japanese company in a breach of warranty claim brought by a Swiss manufacturer and UK private equity business. The case was settled two months before trial.
  • Assisting in the widely reported High Court case of a widower who sought judicial review of the fact that his pension was significantly less than that to which a woman in the same position would have been entitled.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

Penningtons Manches LLP