Chris Ward


Chris is a partner in the Insolvency and Litigation Team at RSW and has been a litigator for the past 13 years, the last 7 years of which as an insolvency and restructuring partner in a mid-town niche law firm acting for household names, those in the media spotlight and companies and individuals who find themselves embroiled in litigation in one form or another.  Chris has an extensive experience of a broad range of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on  disputes and insolvency litigation. He is regarded by his clients as giving no nonsense commercial legal advice and was a  Rising Star finalist at the auspicious Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency awards in 2014.

Chris’ client base is as broad as it is long and acts for a range of clients including directors, barrister chambers, shareholders,  partnerships, LLPs, SME’s, individuals and officeholders in connection with contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership & LLP disputes, insolvency litigation, personal and commercial debt recovery, claims by officeholder’s  against directors. Having formerly been a specialist insolvency examiner at the Insolvency Service prosecuting directors and individuals in connection with disqualification proceedings being brought against directors by the Official Receiver otherwise known as the Insolvency Service, Chris has a unique insight into the workings of the Insolvency Service coupled with his analytical legal approach to such proceedings has  enabled Chris to put his clients at relative ease and provide his clients with a better understanding as to what they face and the manner by which a resolution can be found. 

Given the nature of Chris’ work  he is no stranger to being instructed last minute, primarily in respect of those facing winding up proceedings, bankruptcy, injunctions application and freezing injunctions or where there are limitation issues on any litigation proceedings and is on hand to provide advice and assistance to those that seek to instruct him.  

Outside of work, Chris has an active lifestyle mainly running around after his two little darlings, but when not committing to such an active lifestyle has been known to play tennis badly. 

Area of Speciality

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency Litigation and meditation