Christopher Hutton

Partner

  • Degree: Law, University of Cambridge
  • Joined: Jul 2010
  • Practice Area: Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation
  • Office: London
  • Favourite Film: Gosford Park

Christopher Hutton's journey

The role of a lawyer changes as you progress in seniority.  It also changes because the world changes.  So you need to be up for those challenges and always be flexible and adaptable. 

The variety you’ll find here is endlessly surprising.  But it’s never quiet or slow paced – very rarely do solicitors spend their whole day quietly reading cases and thinking about the law.  A typical day for a solicitor involves multiple interactions - with clients, colleagues, other law firms, barristers and much more.

Personal relationships are hugely important to the way we work as a single team.  I work with colleagues from different international offices on a daily basis, and we stay in contact as much as we would if we were in the same office.  In fact, sometimes it’s easy to forget how far away they are.   

That’s one of the things I like best about Hogan Lovells: its people, and its atmosphere of mutual trust and confidence.  This is one of the unique features of Hogan Lovells, which manifests itself across the firm.  Not only does this allow us to offer a seamless service to our clients, but it also creates an environment that encourages boldness, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. 

For me, one of the advantages of being a competition law specialist is that you get to learn about new industries and markets on a daily basis.  One of the most important things I’ve learned is that you always need to make the effort to get to know an industry.  Although there are some features that are common to most industries, never assume one industry is the same as another.