Christopher Ware

Christopher Ware

"A polished performer who offers great insight into a case. He is erudite and articulate and will roll up his sleeves and get into the detail when required." "Chris is very bright, extremely efficient and great fun to work with."

Chambers UK 2021
Year of call: 2007
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Christopher Ware principally defends in serious and complex fraud; corporate, regulatory and business crime; and high-profile and serious crime. He has acted in prosecutions involving, for example, multi-million pound company internal investigations, allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering, insider dealing, ‘boiler room’ fraud, perjury, perverting the course of justice, and trading standards offences.

Christopher also acts in regulatory proceedings and sports law, including involving such bodies as the Football Association and the British Horseracing Authority. He has been instructed on cases including match-fixing and corruption related issues, betting, and on field conduct.

Christopher has been instructed in a number of high profile cases including: Ben O’Driscoll & others (Operation Elveden, allegations of corruption by journalists; one of the largest and most costly police investigations in criminal history. Acted for a deputy Editor of The Sun); Greig Box-Turnbull & others (Operation Elveden, represented a reporter at the Daily Mirror); Ben Ashford (Operation Tuleta, acted for a reporter at The Sun. Allegation of computer hacking by journalists); Operation Yewtree (represented well-known individual in High Court proceedings. High-profile, long-running investigation into historical abuse); Operation Cotton (multi-million pound land banking fraud, FCA prosecution); Operation Citrus (represented company director in multi-million pound trading standards and fraud prosecution, said to be first trading standards prosecution of its kind); Operation Tabernula (pre-charge advice to the FCA, largest ever insider dealing investigation); Operation Callahan (represented senior employee, multi-million pound telecommunications fraud).

Christopher also advises on public law matters, including having advised Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in relation to reports and such matters as firearms licensing and legislation, and data protection issues.


What others say:

“Very quick at understanding complex issues and willing to delve into the facts.” “Meticulous” and “technically excellent.” – Chambers UK 2020

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