Christopher is a claimant personal injury and clinical negligence specialist. Since completing his pupillage at 9 Gough Square in 1995 he has built up an impressive and well regarded practice in both fields.
The majority of his work is in the High Court, dealing with high value and complicated case on behalf of victims of accidents and clinical negligence.
Christopher's personal injury practice is now focused on the most serious and complex injuries. He has a particular expertise in employer's liability claims, having worked for many years for the leading Trade Union firms. He has a particular ability to unpick complex issues of medical causation, assisted by his flourishing clinical negligence practice.
Christopher's clinical negligence work is wide ranging. He is as comfortable dealing with claims of the utmost severity as he is with lower value claims, which can have their own particular complexity. His particular strength is unpicking complicated expert evidence to make it understandable and cogent.
Christopher also has broad experience of claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, especially representing victims of sexual abuse. He is a co-editor of the 2nd Edition of the standard textbook in the field.
Chris has recenty been appointed as a PicArbs Arbitrator.
Christopher is one of the very few barristers to be ranked in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500 in both personal injury and clinical negligence. Chambers UK notes "he's a great advocate and exceptionally good with clients - professional and sympathetic." "He's got a very good understanding of the law and always phrases his advice in ways that are helpful", "that he is "very approachable and very balanced", that he "puts clients minds at ease and gets so much more out of them because they are relaxed in his company". In the Legal 500 he is described as "utterly dependable" and has a "phenomenally good bedside manner with clients".
"Christopher is a professional and down-to-earth barrister with the ability to put clients' minds at ease." Ben Pepper, Senior Solicitor, Bolt Burdon Kemp