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
Chris has broad experience of conducting trials, applications, case management conferences and appeals in the civil courts and is predominantly instructed in respect of Multi-track and higher value Fast Track trials in respect of Personal Injury matters (Road Traffic Accidents, Employers’ Liability and Public Liability claims) in addition to Clinical Negligence and Solicitor’s Professional Negligence (arising out of Personal Injury claims).
Where appropriate, Chris is prepared to accept instructions on a Conditional Fee Agreement basis.
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.
Additionally Chris has considerable experience representing (as interested parties) Individuals, Public and Local Authorities, including NHS Trusts at Inquests. Most notably he acted for the Probation Service at an ‘Article 2’ inquest held following a high profile prison murder.