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Chris Freeston

Nottingham Office Managing Partner & National Head of Banking & Finance | Nottingham

“Chris is always available when needed.” “His level of service is exemplary.”
Chambers & Partners, 2024

Call: 0345 634 1725 Mobile: 0776 616 6195

About Chris

Chris is an experienced, pragmatic lawyer with an eye for detail and a highly commercial approach.

He offers sound advice about Banking & Finance, including all areas of corporate lending, with a particular focus on property and construction finance and debt restructuring. He also has extensive experience of advising on all aspects of project finance transactions including PFI, infrastructure and energy projects.

Chris is a key partner at Freeths and is well known for showing great commitment to his clients.

Chris is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition) and as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2022 edition).

Notable work & expertise


  • "I have worked with Chris on an extremely important deal to my business where a successful outcome was crucial. The task was complex and required a...

    Client testimonial, Development Director

    Henry Davidson Developments Limited

  • "Chris has acted for the bank on several complex transactions recently. His accessibility and experience allied to the efficient manner in which he...

    Client testimonial, Property Finance Manager

    Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Plc (formerly Anglo Irish Bank Plc)

  • "He remains a very valued adviser.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • “He provides a faultless service.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "... the best all round solicitor in banking, deep technical understanding with instinctive commercial acumen."

    The Legal 500, 2022

  • "He has a really deep understanding of the commercial side and he is technically competent. He is a trusted adviser."

    Chambers & Partners, 2022

  • "Chris Freeston has a perfect balance of technical expertise and commercial acumen."

    The Legal 500, 2022

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