Chris Fotheringham

Trainee Solicitor


Chris is a Trainee Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team.

Chris previously worked at Ashfords LLP as a Paralegal in the Real Estate department, where he assisted on Landlord and Tenant matters as well as assisting in residential development work, before going on to assist in the Risk & Compliance department.

Chris has previously undertaken seats in the Corporate Team Corporate Team where he assisted in

  • M&A transactions (acting for buyer and seller);
  • investment rounds; and
  • company reorganisations

For his second seat, Chris worked in the Commercial and Intellectual Property Team where he assisted in the following:

  • drafting Ts&Cs, Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies,
  • the handling of a global trade mark portfolio;
  • early stage litigation process for both trade mark and copyright infringement; and
  • contract due diligence.

Prior to joining Ashfords LLP, Chris undertook his BA in History and MA in Medieval Studies at Swansea University before going on to complete the GDL and Legal Practise Course with an MSc in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law, Exeter Campus. Chris has previously worked within the public sector and has also worked within the charities sector.


Relevant experience

  • Private company – assisting with the sale of a private company with over 50 shareholders for a value of £30 million.
  • Private company – assisting a caretech company on its $11.5m funding round.
  • Private client – assisting in drafting cease and desist letter for trade mark infringement.
  • Private company – assisting in the handling of a global trade mark portfolio with exercise involving liaising with international counsel, drafting cease and desist letters, drafting undertakings, and assisting in reporting to the client on global assignment process.