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Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Solicitor

Chris is a business and commercial law specialist who assists private clients, family-owned companies, trusts and other wealth-holding structures, in dealing with their corporate and commercial affairs.

Chris’ work includes giving advice on establishing companies and LLPs, recommending appropriate shareholding structures and putting in place shareholders’ agreements. Chris has also acted in the sale and purchase of privately-held entities and provides business and commercial support to a variety of entities on various issues. In his practice, he commonly gives advice dealing with day-to-day corporate administration, but his work covers a broad range of commercial matters, including the interpretation of commercial and employment agreements and considering internal corporate governance.

Chris also advises on the incorporation and registration of charities and assists with their ongoing administration.

Chris has spent a number of years advising and assisting a privately-held corporate entity in its day-to-day affairs, most notably in its efforts to obtain compensation from a sovereign state via international investment arbitration and the enforcement of the resulting awards.

Career

Chris joined Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove in 2004, having trained at Wiggin & Co (now Wiggin LLP) between 2002 and 2004.

Education

  • 1998 – 2001 LLB (Hons), University of Manchester
  • 2001 – 2002 Legal Practice Course, University of Sheffield

Personal Interests

Chris enjoys watching a variety of sports, in particular football (and the fortunes of Barnsley F.C. and Atlanta United F.C.), cricket, motor sport and rugby. He also enjoys the arts in a variety of forms, improvised comedy and any activity that allows him to spend more time with his long-suffering wife, Becky.

Chris is also a trustee of the Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust which assists professional artists in need who require short periods away from home in order to carry out or complete their work or convalesce following illness.