Chris has substantial experience in non-contentious construction work having been involved in the delivery of high value PFI, tourist attraction, commercial and retail projects.

Chris undertakes a range of project based work with a particular emphasis on risk management, frameworks, funding solutions, standardisation and project delivery. Chris is familiar with the comparative merits of the UK industry contracts and bespoke forms of security.

Chris sits on the Geldards Social Responsibility committee to develop the firm’s plans and enhance its performance and commitment to the local community. They are currently building upon this platform with healthy lifestyle strategies, employee welfare activities and funding raising for local charities.

Chris graduated from Oxford Brooks University. He returned to his home town of Nottingham where he trained at Berryman LLP, enjoying a successful 8 year career. He joined Geldards in 2012.

Chris lives in Nottingham with his partner Stephania and their young son Ruben.


Chris Hawrylak is the point of contact for all construction matters and has been for some time. The level of service he provides, along with his knowledge of construction provides great comfort when he acts on transactions."
Construction, Legal 500 2021