Christopher accepts instructions in all of 12 KBW’s core areas, with a particular focus on matters relating to clinical negligence, cross-border disputes and industrial disease.
Christopher regularly appears in court and has an excellent track record representing both Claimants and Defendants in trials, applications and case management hearings.
Christopher also has a busy paper-based practice, drafting pleadings, witness statements and questions to experts. He is able to provide clear and methodical advice on liability, quantum, evidential issues and settlement. Christopher has a sound understanding of the civil procedural rules and is able to advise on a range of procedural issues.
Christopher accepts instructions from both claimants and defendants in all types of personal injury claims. He has expertise in areas including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, Highway’s Act claims, public liability and occupier’s liability. He is highly numerate and has a firm grasp of the law relating to the assessment of damages.
Examples of recent work include:
- Securing a six-figure settlement for a claimant in a claim involving prosthetics and psychiatric injury.
- Acting for the defendant in a product liability claim arising from an allegedly defective folding bike.
- Securing settlement for a claimant who had been the victim of an assault by a student at an SEN school.
- Advising a defendant in a claim involving an allegation of attempted kidnapping.
Christopher has a fast-growing clinical negligence practice. He has experience dealing with cases involving:
- Negligent surgery
- Delayed diagnoses
He is a regular contributor to Chambers’ clinical negligence blog.Download section
International & Travel
Christopher regularly accepts instructions in cases involving injury abroad, in particular claims brought under the Package Travel Regulations. He is comfortable advising on issues of applicable law and jurisdiction and is happy to accept instructions on disputes brought under the Montreal and Athens Conventions.
Christopher has a particular interest in foreign clinical negligence claims and is developing a specialty in negligent cosmetic surgery obtained abroad.
Christopher speaks French fluently and studied Russian to university level.
He is a contributor to the “Accidents Abroad” chapter of Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service and a regular contributor to 12KBW’s International & Travel Blog.Download section
Christopher is rapidly developing a broad industrial disease practice, with a particular specialisation in claims arising from exposure to asbestos. He has experience advising in claims concerning lung cancer, pleural thickening, and asbestosis.
Christopher also regularly accepts instructions in claims arising from noise induced hearing loss, non-freezing cold injuries and other occupational diseases.
Christopher has written about industrial disease claims for the Personal Injury Law Journal.Download section
Christopher is developing a practice in product liability. He has recently advised on claims relating to defective goods and allergic reactions arising under the Sales of Goods Act and the Consumer Rights Act.Download section
Christopher accepts instructions to represent parties at inquests.Download section
Climate and Environmental Law
Christopher is currently developing a claimant focused practice in climate and environmental law. He is particularly interested in bringing his expertise in industrial disease law to private claims arising from environmental contamination.Download section
Christopher has substantial experience dealing with costs. As part of his personal injury practice, he has developed an expertise in dealing with cost related matters such as the fixed costs rules, wasted cost orders and setting aside QOCS. Christopher also accepts instructions in costs only proceedings and is keen to continue developing this area of his practice.
Qualifications & Awards
University of Glasgow – First Class Honours
Major Award, Middle Temple
GDL Scholarship, Kaplan Law School
Appointments & Memberships