Chris Barkley is a senior associate in the commercial property team.

Chris has a broad range of experience in development, investment, property finance and landlord and tenant matters. His experience spans a number of sectors including industrial, office, retail, private wealth and hospitality. Chris acts for institutional investors, developers, lenders, private clients and a number of well known occupiers.

Chris Barkley qualified in 2010 and trained and qualified as a lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP where he worked for a number of years before he joined Russell-Cooke in 2021.

  • Numerous investment acquisitions for institutional investors. Including a £20m 25 unit industrial estate, a £7.5m 17 unit industrial estate and a £13.5m 8 unit retail park.
  • Acting on a £35m acquisition of part of a prime central London office building for a private client to convert into a luxury residence.
  • Acting on a forward purchase of a £13m+ hotel site in Bournemouth.
  • Acting for an internationally renowned jeweller and art and antique dealer on its London HQ relocation and refurbishment.
  • Acting for a Korean luxury fashion brand on the letting of its flagship London store.
  • Acting on numerous loans in respect of development sites for a major UK development lender.
  • Trained and qualified at Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Manchester University (LLB Hons)
  • BPP Law School Manchester LPC


  • PrimeResi: The technicalities of getting deals done in lockdown & beyond. 1 June 2020
  • Property Investor News: Gaming, Gamification and the Real Estate Sector. 1 June 2020
  • PrimeResi: Commercial Break: What to consider when converting excess office space to resi. 23 July 2020
  • Financial Times: Property law: Can we turn a shop into a home? 31 July 2020
  • Property Investor News: The Future of the Office. 1 September 2020
  • Influence: Office Space Options for PR in a post-pandemic world. 21 September 2020
  • Charity Finance: Office Space for Charities – Likely Changes Post Pandemic. 2 December 2020
  • TTG: How to negotiate with your commercial landlord during the pandemic. 30 March 2021