Christopher Longden

  • Job Title:Managing Director
  • Service: Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Property Dispute Resolution, Disputes about Wills & Estates, Professional Negligence
  • Sector/ Specialism: Property Developers & Investors
  • Contact Number:01622 698032
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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.


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 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 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.


Listed as a leading individual for Litigation in Chambers for 2017 ("is very knowledgeable and focused in terms of getting to the essential root of the issues. He is also very practical and good at recommending a course of action that delivers good results." He is noted for his work in the construction and transport sectors and enjoys a fine track record for his work in landlord and tenant disputes. "A very experienced litigator." Sources say: "He puts clients at ease and is very knowledgeable." He focuses his practice on landlord and tenant matters and construction-related disputes.)


What my clients say:

“I am enormously grateful for the amount of time and energy you have given and we remain hugely in your debt”.


"The result remains a very positive one. Thanks again for your contribution”


“Really appreciated you agreeing to help us as there is no doubt your presence and input at the mediation helped enormously with being able to sort everything out and get an agreement signed on the day”.


“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your invaluable advice and help during this stressful time.”


When out of the office:

I have lived in Kent since 1995 and am married with two young 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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