Christopher Hutchings

Chris is media litigation Partner in the EMIP department. Specialising for twenty years as a reputation management and privacy lawyer, Chris is recognised as a leading expert in his field (Band 2) by Chambers and Partners. He acts for corporate clients as well as individuals in all matters relating to the protection of their reputation and confidential or private information in the media.

Chris benefits from the experience of acting both for and against newspapers, magazines and television. Clients include Hello! magazine, ITP publishing group, Endemol & Noel Clarke. He is frequently asked to provide comment on media law in the national and international press and on TV.

In Chambers 2017, Chris is praised for being ‘an excellent team player’ with ‘shrewd and helpful insights into the Media.’

Chris is ranked in the leading legal directories where he has been noted as follows;

Chambers 2018

Chris is recommended in Chambers 2018 in which clients describe him as “very conscientious and careful as well as knowledgeable and experienced.”

Legal 500 2017

Christopher is listed as a leading individual and noted in the Legal 500 2017 for being ‘excellent at client care’ and for his reputation management work.

Previous recognition

In Chambers 2017, Chris is praised for being ‘an excellent team player’ with ‘shrewd and helpful insights into the Media.’

In the legal 500 2016 Chris is recommended for his expertise in reputation management and media and entertainment. In particular, he is noted for his ‘considerable expertise’ in voicemail interception litigation.

A ‘great diplomat’. (Legal 500 2015)

‘the key figure in the practice, attracting praise for his ‘dogged determination’ and ‘sound judgement’. A highlight was representing Ifran Qadir in a high-profile libel case against the Mail on Sunday.”(Legal 500 2013)