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Chris Drinkall

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

Chris leads our Property Litigation team, handling a vast array of commercial and residential property disputes. He acts for a wide range of clients with property interests including management companies, managing agents, investors, developers and both commercial and residential landlords.

Chris’s approach is realistic and commercially focussed.  His determination to provide clients with the outcomes they desire is a given for any lawyer, but in litigation, part of the skill of the job is helping clients to realise what it is they actually need, and in turn helping them go to bed one night and wake up the next morning free from weight of litigation, which is what he strives to do.

  • Christopher Drinkall is always on hand to deliver quality service as and when required. It is critical that we can rely upon our legal advisers when situations require legal intervention. Christopher can be trusted to act swiftly and is able to apply his expert knowledge under pressure.

    The UK Legal 500, 2024 edition - Property Litigation
  • l have found Rollits to be very thorough in all aspects of our case, and have been advised and guided very professionally, specifically Mr Chris Drinkall, who is a partner in the firm.

    The UK Legal 500, 2022 edition - Property Litigation


Chris began his career studying Law at the University of Hull, graduating in 2001.  He joined Rollits in 2002 as a Trainee Solicitor, qualifying into the Dispute Resolution team two years later.  A key member of the team, in 2014 Chris was promoted to Partner and took over as Head of the Dispute Resolution Department in May 2021.


Chris’s workload predominantly comprises contentious property related matters, including dilapidations claims, commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, residential lease extensions, almshouse related matters, rights of way and rights to light disputes, Party Wall Act issues, boundary disagreements and adverse possession claims.

Chris also specialises in commercial and private insolvency, contentious probate matters, and general contractual disputes.


Chris actively participates in many community activities and is currently a Hull 4 Heroes Steering Group Member.

Professional memberships & accreditations

Chris is a member of the Property Litigation Association, an organisation of legal professionals who specialise in all aspects of property litigation.