Christopher Coltart KC

Christopher Coltart KC

“Christopher is able to digest the most complex of cases and present them with effortless grace.”

Chambers UK 2024 (Band 1, Financial Crime)
Year of call: 1998 KC: 2014
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Professional Discipline

Christopher undertakes professional disciplinary work, and as a junior frequently appeared before the tribunals of the General Medical Council. He has also been involved in significant cases brought by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Security Industry Authority, the Takeover Panel and the Financial Reporting Council.

Recent cases


Representing X, a former employee of Tesco, in relation to the FRC investigation into the accounting scandal at the company.


Representing Y, a former in house accountant at Sports Direct, who is under investigation in relation to the compilation of the company’s annual accounts.

The Takeover Panel v [Z]

Representing a company director in relation to allegations that he misled the Takeover Panel re his share dealings in a listed company.

FRC v Hill
Representing the former CFO of this listed company, who is alleged to have manipulated the year end accounts in order to give a false impression of profitability.

FRC v Whiston & Whelan

Representing the Financial Reporting Council in proceedings brought against the former CEO and CFO of iSoft plc, who are alleged to have engaged in premature revenue recognition re a contract worth £20 million.

SRA v Denis McKay

Representing this solicitor accused of having committed a multi-million pound fraud on the Legal Services Commission.

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