Chris completed pupillage at a leading common law set and additionally undertook the conversion requirements to qualify as a Solicitor. Chris is authorised to accept direct access instructions and was one of the first self-employed barristers to be authorised by the Bar Standards Board to conduct litigation on behalf of his clients.
Chris spent the first few years of his practice employed by a top tier national law firm where he was in-house Counsel and Head of Costs Litigation. In 2010 Chris moved to the independent bar where alongside his expertise in Costs law, he has developed a successful Commercial, Credit Hire, Personal Injury (including Insurance Fraud) and Inquest practice.
Chris’ practice and experience has been built on a foundation of providing clients with quality and straightforward advice and representation. He is renowned for not being afraid to think outside the box and for his ‘entrepreneurial’ backbone.
Types of work undertaken
Aside from Chris’ traditional personal injury practice, his robust cross-examination and forensic preparation has allowed him to develop a substantial following in ‘insurance fraud’ cases, acting both for Claimants and liability insurers where issues of staged accidents, phantom passengers, sham hire claims, illegality, causation and low velocity impacts (LVI) have been raised.
Chris is currently involved in a significant test case concerning Medico-Legal reporting in Low Value Personal Injury claims arising out of Road Traffic Accidents.