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Scottish Solicitor

Chris Hendry

Corporate Law & Employment Law
  • "I would like to recommend Chris Hendry. He is very capable and a diligent worker that always gos over and above expectations. He provides an exceptional service to his clients and always offers sensible advice and support."

    Legal 500 2022
  • "You really helped me get through this episode with kindness, understanding and great professional dedication. I am so grateful to you and the team."

    Client Feedback
  • "Thank you for your helpful guidance, you have been excellent and I would highly recommend you to anyone in need of your service."

    Client Feedback
  • "All matters were resolved very promptly and I appreciate all Chris’s help on the matter. Nothing could have been improved, the whole process was swift, professional and extremely beneficial."

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  • "Chris has been excellent throughout - as well as clearly knowing his stuff, he was empathetic, patient and I really felt he worked above and beyond in my best interest. As a result, I would not hesitate to reuse the services of Viberts and recommend to others."

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  • "Chris completely met my needs and was very efficient. I would like to add that I found Chris to be very personable and despite the circumstance necessitating the work in I really enjoyed all my interactions with him."

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  • "We found the service to be highly professional and of an excellent standard."

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Chris joined Viberts in January 2021. He specialises in high profile and complex employment matters and data protection law. Chris advises senior executives, private businesses and public sector entities on all aspects of employment and data protection law. He is regularly sought after to deliver training on a host of employment and data protection issues. Chris also provides support on matters such as employment investigations, mediations and corporate governance issues. He works closely with Corporate and Litigation colleagues as part of larger transaction teams.

Chris has provided advice on a host of employment issues including:

  • Advisory – recruitment and hiring, drafting and negotiating employment contracts, agency and contractor arrangements, secondments, employee relations, works councils and unions, flexible working, diversity and equality, hours and pay, corporate governance, boardroom and senior executive issues, grievance handling, whistle-blowing and disciplinary issues
  • Transactional – employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, relocations and restructurings
  • Litigation – contentious matters and dispute resolution including litigation and conciliation of employee claims involving discrimination, bonus disputes, protection of confidential information and restrictive covenants
  • Regulatory investigations – complex employment investigations and disputes involving misconduct and whistle-blowing
  • Corporate governance – boardroom diversity, remuneration governance, non-executive arrangements, senior manager regimes, director contracts
  • Immigration – business immigration and licensing advice

In relation to data protection Chris has advised on matters including:

  • Roles and duties of the Data Protection Officer and data privacy impact assessments
  • Data subject access request and data breaches
  • International data transfers
  • Liaising with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner

Chris is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ and a ‘Key Lawyer’ by the Legal 500 UK 2022 edition.


  • Member of the Law Society of Scotland
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association (UK)
  • Member of the European Employment Lawyers Association

Key Information

Department: Corporate and Employment
Credentials: ‘Rising star’ – Legal 500 2022; 'Key lawyer' - Legal 500 2022; 'Rising Star' - Legal 500 2020
Year Joined: 2021
Professional: Scottish Solicitor - 2014
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