Latterly Chief Executive of a major UK-national law firm, Chris joined Davidson & Co in August 2014 to guide the firm through the next stages of its growth strategy.
A solicitor by profession, Chris draws on over 30 years of experience in the legal sector, both client-facing and management. Chris was first assumed as a partner in 1986 and went on to establish himself as one of the foremost planning solicitors in the UK. From 2000 to 2010 he was Head of Planning & Environment at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, specialising in inquiry advocacy and representing major developers, institutions and other private and public sector clients at more than 100 public local inquiries.
In 2011, Chris became Chief Executive of MMS with overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operational management of a complex, multi-layered £40m+ business, leading a senior management team of Finance, Marketing, IT, HR and Facilities professionals.
He successfully managed MMS through a period of intense structural and regulatory change, including leading a root and branch strategic review of the business and driving the subsequent implementation phase to deliver sustainably profitable growth.
He has also established a reputation for thought-leadership, contributing various articles and providing commentary to the national and legal press.