About Us


Penerley is an international legal firm. We are practising lawyers and provide legal expertise to businesses, charitable organisations, and private individuals. We have expertise in varied areas law, including contracts, commercial law, employment, data protection, strategic business development, regulatory compliance, housing and real estate. Our clients include banks and financial institutions, startups, SMEs, property, and housing companies.


We work with clients to protect and promote their legal interests. Our clients engage our services either on retainer or hire us to advise on specific issues. In essence, we provide the following key legal services:

  • Legal Advice
  • Legal Representation
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Document review
  • Negotiation
  • Dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Inquiries, Research, & Reports
  • Training



Christopher is the Lead Counsel at Penerley. He specialises in all areas of the firm’s practice, with an emphasis on housing, contracts, regulatory & compliance, and GDPR. Chris is both a New York Attorney and an English Lawyer. He has an international practice with clients from various regions of the world.

Chris previously worked for several firms and organisations in the City of London. Having worked as a lawyer at a law firm in the City of London for several years, Chris became the Legal and Policy Adviser to the Chairman of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) who was also the former British High Commissioner to Canada. While at the BSB Chris worked alongside the Chairman in the development of regulatory policies for the regulation of barristers in England and Wales.

With over a decade-long experience in the legal industry, Chris has deep legal knowledge combined with the tenacity and drive to get results for his clients. Indeed, he has experience of advising at all levels, from small matters to complex legal issues. He has worked with both private and public clients from varied industries and sectors. Some of his clients include tech startups, financial institutions, and property companies. He has also recently advised a government department in Africa.

Chris is highly regarded and has been commended for his legal expertise, attention to detail, and quick turnaround.

He has been credited with a number of publications about the practise of law in England and Wales.



  • New York Attorney-at-Law
  • New York Bar Exam, New York
  • Bar Vocational Course (BVC) – BPP Law School, London
  • Call to Bar (Lincoln’s Inn): non-practising
  • LLB (Hons) – University of Kent
  • Diploma – Girton College, Cambridge University


  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • American Bar Association

Recognition of our work

“Chris is a very committed lawyer. He is able to quickly understand the issues at hand and provide clear but detailed advice.” — Emma Anderson

“He is our first point of call on most legal questions. We appreciate his grasp of the law and his ability to help us navigate what sometimes feel like a maze.” — Anthony Harper, Property Developer


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