Christopher Stoner QC


Year of Call: 1991 Year of Silk: 2010

Clever, hard-working and hugely impressive.” “An excellent team player, who is great with clients and really good on his feet.”

Chambers & Partners

Practice Overview

Chris specialises in both property litigation and the regulatory/disciplinary aspects of sports law.

Chris undertakes work in all aspects of property litigation encompassing real property, and both residential and commercial landlord and tenant work.

In the field of real property Chris has developed a particular specialism in the law relating to canals and water, which work often involves consideration of difficult issues relating to riparian rights and ancient title documentation as well as the understanding and application of aged private Acts of Parliament. Chris has acted extensively for British Waterways, now known as the Canal & River Trust, but also for other public authorities, including the Port of London Authority, as well as for private individuals on canal and water based matters.

Chris also regularly advises and litigates on registration, option, easement and covenant issues. As a corollary of his work relating to waterways, Chris also has expertise in advising on Human Rights issues relating to property interests.

In the field of landlord & tenant Chris has particular expertise in service charge disputes (especially in the context of representative actions for large numbers of tenants) as well as extensive experience of matters such as the 1954 Act,  dilapidations claims, options and the construction and enforcement of tenant covenants.

In sports law Chris has many years of experience in appearing before various tribunals, from small domestic disciplinary hearings to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland as well as in High Court litigation.

Chris is particularly well respected for his work in relation to selection issues and Paralympic classification issues. In respect of both he has drafted, litigated and presented at conferences.

Chris has acted for numerous governing bodies in sports as diverse as football, swimming, diving, cricket, tennis, rugby and boxing and as well as prosecuting (or defending) regulatory and disciplinary matters, Chris has extensive experience of drafting many regulations covering matters such as anti-doping, on field etiquette and selection matters.

News & Events

  • News

    Easements of recreation: a new species

    In an article for Solicitors Journal, 'Easements of recreation: a new species', Christopher Stoner QC explains the Supreme... Read More

    News

    Serle Court receives rankings in the Legal 500 EMEA for UAE expertise

    Serle Court has recently been ranked in the Legal 500's EMEA directory for its work in the Middle East. ... Read More

  • Events

    Simon Gore Property Litigation 2019 Conference

    Location: Read More

    Events

    Serle Court Property Conference 2019: Trouble at Mall

    Location: Lincoln's Inn Old Hall, 16 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3TL Read More

  • He is very accessible, easy to understand in his advice notes and someone who always takes a pragmatic and practical approach.”

    Chambers & Partners 2019
  • He has the perfect blent for a barrister in that he’s both authoritative and approachable. He gives very clear advice that i’m happy to rely on, and my clients are too.

    Chambers & Partners, 2017

Education & Qualifications

LLB (First Class), University of East Anglia

Appointments

Appointed to Sports Resolutions panel of arbitrators

Appointed a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn (2016)

Appointed by the Bar Council as an external examiner for Bar Vocational Course.

Editorial board member and regular contributor on sports law issues for Sport law Adminstration and Practice.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Property Bar Association

BSB Registration

Christopher Stoner QC appears on the BSB register as Christopher Paul Stoner QC

VAT Number

577839473

In the Press

'What is a salary cap in sport and are Financial Fair Play rules working in footall?This is Money Podcast, 11 March 2019. 

News & Events

  • News

    Easements of recreation: a new species

    In an article for Solicitors Journal, 'Easements of recreation: a new species', Christopher Stoner QC explains the Supreme... Read More

    News

    Serle Court receives rankings in the Legal 500 EMEA for UAE expertise

    Serle Court has recently been ranked in the Legal 500's EMEA directory for its work in the Middle East. ... Read More

  • Events

    Simon Gore Property Litigation 2019 Conference

    Location: Read More

    Events

    Serle Court Property Conference 2019: Trouble at Mall

    Location: Lincoln's Inn Old Hall, 16 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3TL Read More