Chris de Beneducci


Selborne Chambers
10 Essex Street
London WC2R 3AA
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020 7420 9500

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Having been called to the Bar in 2015, Chris has quickly built a busy and varied practice across Selborne’s areas of specialisation. Chris prides himself on helping his clients to resolve disputes in a practical, user-friendly, and cost-effective manner. In addition to providing drafting and advisory services, Chris regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court, the County Court, and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). As an advocate, Chris is equally comfortable conducting trials or making interim applications, including for urgent injunctions.

Chris’ work focuses on disputes involving property law (including landlord and tenant), commercial law (including professional negligence and insurance claims), insolvency law (both corporate and personal), and trusts and probate law. Having appeared as junior counsel for the successful appellant in the high-profile property fraud appeal in P&P Property Ltd v. Owen White and Catlin LLP & anor [2018] EWCA Civ 1082, Chris has since been instructed on a number of similar cases in that field. Chris’ recent cases also include successfully resisting (as sole counsel) a challenge to jurisdiction in Commercial Court proceedings between Cypriot and Estonian companies. 

As an undergraduate, Chris gained a double First in Classics from Magdalen College, Oxford. He then converted to law and was graded “Outstanding” in both Civil Litigation and Advocacy on the Bar Professional Training Course. Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn, Chris was awarded the Inn’s prestigious Lord Mansfield scholarship during his legal training. In spring 2019, Chris completed a secondment with Carey Olsen Bermuda as a Pegasus Scholar, working primarily on various high-value trusts and probate disputes.

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  • BA (Hons) (Double First)
  • GDL, Kaplan Law School (Commendation)
  • BPTC, University of Law, London (Very Competent)
  • Anne Shaw Scholarship, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law, London
  • Hardwicke and Lord Mansfield Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn