Christopher Hopkins

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Christopher is a specialist regulatory and professional misconduct barrister who qualified at the bar following a period of service in the British Army. His experience includes over ten years working as an in-house barrister most recently in a top-ranked regulatory team at an international law firm. Christopher is therefore able to adapt between working well in a team alongside solicitors and lay clients or as an individual depending upon what is required. He is also Direct Access accredited for members of the public to instruct him directly.
Given his regulatory background, Christopher is highly experienced in representing interested persons (including employers, drivers, police and medical professionals, and the bereaved) at coroners’ inquests following fatal workplace and road traffic accidents. His professional misconduct work has led to him representing both police officers and medical professionals at inquests also.
Examples of Christopher’s recent work include the following:
Coroner’s Inquest, Birmingham (May 2017)
Christopher represented a medical professional at the Inquest of an elderly man who had tragically lost his life in a Care Home.
Coroner’s Inquest, Southwark (April 2017)
Christopher represented an HGV driver at a two-day Coroner’s Inquest following a fatal accident between his vehicle and a motorcyclist in London.
Coroner’s Inquest, Kendal (February 2017)
Christopher represented a driver who had been involved in a fatal road traffic collision whilst driving one of his employer’s works vehicles.
Coroner’s Inquest, Worcester (November 2016)
Represented both the custody sergeant and arresting officer at an inquest following the death of a drugs user shortly after his release from police custody.
Coroner’s Inquest, Gloucester (May 2016)
Christopher was instructed on behalf of the deceased’s family in a week-long jury Inquest following an employee’s death from injuries he sustained in a fall at work.
Coroner’s Inquest, Shrewsbury (December 2015)
Represented a nursing professional following the death of a child at hospital in her care. The nurse had previously been interviewed under caution by the police in respect of the same matter.
Coroner’s Inquest, Hull (January 2015)
Instructed on behalf of a leading swiss passenger lift installer and manufacturer following an accident on a customer’s premises resulting in the death of one of its engineers.

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