Christopher Butcher QC is recognised as one of the country’s leading commercial silks.

His diverse range of expertise covers insurance and reinsurance, banking and finance, shipping and commodities, civil fraud, professional negligence, general commercial litigation, arbitration, jurisdiction and the conflict of laws, as well as credit and credit hire disputes. Described in the legal directories as a “tremendous” and “incredibly powerful” advocate, Christopher has in recent years presented cases to the Supreme Court, the House of Lords, the Privy Council, and the Court of Appeal, as well as the High Court. His presence has also been felt on the international stage in a number of significant hearings in jurisdictions including Bermuda, Singapore, and the Cayman Islands. With specialist knowledge of the area, Christopher is highly sought after in arbitration matters. He also accepts appointments as arbitrator in insurance and commercial issues. Christopher is a Recorder of the Crown Court and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Commercial Court and Administrative Court.