Christopher acts for both Claimants and Defendants and enjoys a mixed civil practice with a focus on personal injury.
Immediately before joining chambers, Christopher was employed by a prominent international law firm within their in-house advocacy offering. In the course of his employment Christopher was regularly engaged in matters concerning personal injury, insurance recoveries, credit hire, and commercial disputes; he has also been instructed on more niche matters involving data protection and Equality Act arguments; he is adept at attending all hearing types in all courts, including CCMC’s, interlocutory applications, and trials.
Christopher enjoys a developing paperwork practice and accepts instructions to advise on both liability and quantum as well as the settlement of pleadings.
In another life, Christopher spent a short time in the British Army and therefore has a keen interest in matters involving both the military and public bodies.
Christopher accepts instructions on a CFA basis where appropriate.
Outside of the law Christopher enjoys playing sport, mainly rugby, where he may lack talent but does not lack enthusiasm.
Chris will be based out of our Manchester office but will practise across Manchester, the North and North Wales. Chris lives in St Asaph in North Wales and this will provide him with a platform to cover hearings and cases in North Wales.
CB v KB (2023) – Represented a Defendant shopkeeper in a case of alleged disability discrimination under the Equality Act whilst parts of the Covid-19 legislation were still in force. Claim dismissed following a summary judgment application on the morning of the trial.
DL v K & others (2023) – Represented an insurance company pursuing the recovery of monies paid out after an uninsured driver, whom the policyholder had allowed to use the vehicle, was involved in an accident. The case concerned complex arguments relating to the tort of deceit and exemplary damages
AA V NFUM (2023) – Obtained a finding of Fundamental Dishonesty and the disapplication of QOCS pursuant to CPR 44.16. The case concerned an application to disapply QOCS following the discontinuance of the Claimant’s case.