Christopher Perrin



Chris specialises in all areas of Real Estate Litigation. His role substantially involves providing advice to clients and in seeking solutions to property problems. His work covers all areas of Real Estate Litigation for landlords, tenants, developers/investors, banks, administrators and receivers.

Chris also advises on property related professional negligence matters.

Recent highlights:

  • Mapeley Estates: acting on all contentious matters in relation to their property portfolio.
  • Telereal Trillium: advising on numerous break clause matters in relation to part of their property portfolio.
  • Advising a major high street bank to rectify alleged multi-million pound fraudulent transactions involving property portfolio.
  • Acting for a tenant in large (£1.5m+) dilapidations claim.
  • Advising a landlord on rectification of an agreement coupled with professional negligence claim against previous solicitors.
  • Advising a developer in respect of rights of light to enable large mixed use development to occur.

Market view:

Clients say: "He is good at laying the facts down and giving us what we need to make the decision." - Chambers & Partners 2016

Chris Perrin is "excellent at explaining the law in succinct terms" - Legal 500 2015

Chris is praised for his "comprehensive, helpful and practical advice." - Chambers & Partners, online legal directory

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 07/09/2016
    Irwin Mitchell Sets Sights On £40,000 Target For Prince's Trust

    “Last year’s charity ball raised over £14,000 for the Prince’s Trust and we expect our Mad Hatter’s event will be just as successful. “This event is for a fantastic cause and all of the money raised will go towards helping young people not in education, employment or training to get the opportunities they need to enjoy a brighter future.”

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  • 01/08/2016
    High Court Hands Down Another Significant Break Clause Judgment

    “This case provides yet a further example of the expensive consequences of failing to draft and/or exercise a break clause correctly. Whilst each case will be determined by its specific facts, this could provide some guidance on which items are to be considered as chattels rather than fixtures. Tenants considering using a break clause must take the appropriate advice early and ensure that they are clear about what needs to be removed. Failure to do so could mean that the break option has not been operated correctly and this ultimately could be very costly.”

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  • 15/06/2016
    Supreme Court Rules In Housing Possession Case

    “This is a significant case and if the appellant had been successful, it could have led to a major extension of the applicability of human rights into private disputes. Whilst the facts are quite tragic the decision will be welcomed by private landlords and their lenders. Had the decision been made the other way it would have led to significant further delays and costs in recovering possession.”

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  • 09/11/2015
    Irwin Mitchell’s Bond Ball Raises £14,000 For Prince’s Trust

    “We are delighted that our event proved to be draw and helped to raise such an amount for the fantastic Prince’s Trust. “Irwin Mitchell is very proud of its corporate social responsibility commitments and we are delighted to once again call on the community across Manchester to help us support a fantastic charity which does such important work. “There are few better excuses to embrace a bow tie, tuxedo and a bit of glamour than a Bond-themed ball and we’re glad that so many people enjoyed the night.”

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