Christopher Longden

Job Title:

Managing Director


  • Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution


I was appointed as Managing Director of the firm in October 2020 and in that role am responsible for managing the strategic and operational side of the practice working with the Board and the Central Services Managers.


I trained in Kent and then spent many years working in the City before joining Whitehead Monckton in 2004.  I became a Director  when the firm incorporated to a Limited Company in April 2014.


I graduated from the University of Exeter with an LLB (European) and my third year was spent at the Université of Aix-Marseille where I was a awarded a diploma in French private law. I then stayed on at Exeter to complete the Legal Practice Course.


Renowned for my “user-friendliness”, I work collaboratively with my clients to help them navigate, risk assess and resolve their disputes, as stress free as possible.  I have an in-depth understanding of matters relating to property, particularly landlord and tenant, construction, and commercial and contract issues.


I have expertise in: resolving disputes between businesses and individuals and in particular in:


I am also accredited by the London School of Mediation to act as a civil and commercial mediator and welcome appointments to act as a mediator.


When out of the office:

I have lived in Kent since 1995 and am married with two children who keep me very busy in my spare time. However, I do venture on to the golf course when time permits!




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